Category: diagnosis

Vision Blindness – Introduction

(See the Preface here.) There are many uses of the word ‘blind’. The concept is so broadly understood, and feared, that many languages have adopted the term to other common uses. When someone does not appreciate the gravity of a…

Hyperopia as Physical Disability Part 2

In the recent post, I focused on hyperopia as a physical disability. This notion, that non-blinding vision dysfunction is a disability will be a new idea to many readers. There are many reasons for this and these are worthy of…

Sight Tests Not Needed

Every now and then, a blog post reveals truths about a writer or a body that was never intended as part of the original goal of writing. Doctors of optometric vision rehabilitation will recognize in the blog post linked below…

Cover Test

The cover test is a powerful and simple probe into a person’s visual alignment status, or ‘posture’. Download the attached documents to learn how to do a simple cover test sequence. You will learn how to Tell the difference between…

“Your Child Is Mildly Mentally Retarded”

(Note to parents: Is your child struggling in school or showing signs of other behavior problems? Check vision first before any other testing or interventions. It is the most logical, kindest, and cost-effective place to start. The following story is…

What All Parents Need To Know About Vision

Strong Vision Is Critical For Success In School And For Full Child Development In Alberta, vision assessment in children is considered optional and this leads to some serious concerns when children who need the help don’t get it. Slowly but…

Bruckner Reflex

From: Assessment of a modification of Brückner’s test as a screening modality for anisometropia and strabismus – Abadan Khan Amitava1, D Kewlani1, Z Khan2, A Razzak2 Figure 1 : A – Photographic Bruckner reflex in a 10 years female: Note…