Category: diagnosis

Patching in Amblyopia

Here’s an article on patching in amblyopia: http://visionhelp.wordpress.com/2011/04/26/new-scientific-evidence-for-amblyopia-treatment-two-eyes-are-better-than-one/ Patching has long been used the treatment of ‘lazy eye’ (a term I rather dislike), otherwise known more clinically as ‘amblyopia’. Patching is and has been frequently misused and perhaps even abused…

Irlen Syndrome

  Irlen Syndrome, aka ‘scotopic sensitivity syndrome’ (SSS) is a term often used to describe a general condition where vision is uncomfortable, in particular while reading. You can read more about SSS at the following link: • http://www.aoa.org/x5418.xml While there is…

Retained Primitive Reflexes

Primitive Reflex Training: http://drboulet.com/reflex-integration-training/ Further Reading: MasgutovaMethod.com Postural Reflexes What causes learning disabilities? Three Pillars of Reading Background Neuro-Developmental Delay Retained Primitive Reflexes on Wikipedia Retained Primitive Reflexes and Their Effects Primitive Reflexes: Moro Reflex The Grasping Reflexes ATNR TLR…

Preschool Vision Care

  One of the simplest and most cost-effective treatments for a child with visual dysfunction and associated risks to reading fluency is the preschool vision assessment. In Alberta, the basic ‘eye exam’ is covered by the Province and this should…

Myopia

  When we say someone is ‘nearsighted’, it means their vision is ‘near’, that is, they see better up close than far away. This is the reverse problem optically from farsightedness, and a much different problem physiologically, or in terms…

Visual Risk Assessment Tool

Introduction As a species, I doubt we evolved specifically to end up using computers, smart devices, and other sustained near-point activities. The signs of visual strain are common, but often go undetected or ignored. Use this tool to do a…