Category: Professional Development

The McGurk Effect

A more complicated explanation follows, but simply put, the McGurk effect happens when our eyes tell our ears what they’re hearing. It’s a wonderful demonstration of how vision and hearing are paired in language. In the the video that follows,…

Visual Impediments to Learning

The latest edition of Optometry and Visual Performance (OVP) contains an article I co-authored with Dr. Noella Piquette from the University of Lethbridge on Visual Impediments to Learning. It is an overview of the physiology, politics, and clinical aspects of…

Reading Reflex

‘Reading Reflex’, by Carmen McGuinness and Geoffrey McGuinness is a great resource to offer parents to assist with reading development. This program will have no impact on underlying binocular vision concerns and is therefore not a substitute for a thorough functional…

COVD Research on Vision Therapy

The request for ‘proof’ that vision rehabilitation ‘works’ is a common one, albeit slightly annoying to those working in the field. It’s tantamount to asking ‘does medicine work’? The question is too broad to answer and depends on too many…

CEing Is Believing

Here’s a great opportunity to catch up on some CE credits from your home or office. CEing is Believing 2013 (CEIB 2013) takes place July 17 and 18, 2013 live. Looks like a great concept, and at $6.50/credit, you really…

New to VT?

Are you new to VT? Curious about what it is? Perhaps you’re interested in what it promises, but have no idea where to start? Think of VT like you might think of Occupational Therapy (OT) or Physical Therapy (PT). It…