Tag: visual therapy

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…

Handwriting Benefits

  The many health perks of good handwriting Not only does it help the brain develop, it can also improve grades and confidence By Julie Deardorff, Tribune Newspapers 3:23 p.m. CDT, June 15, 2011 Children are texting, tapping and typing on…

Visual Skills – Definition

  The term ‘visual skills’ includes all neuro-muscular and perceptual elements that together give rise to reflexive-passive, and volitional-active vision. These are not limited to the neuromuscular and neurosensory elements of the eye and retina, but integrate inputs from and…

CAO Statements

  The Canadian Association of Optometrists releases public position/policy statements from time to time reflecting current thought on areas of clinical interest. Find the various statements here: http://www.opto.ca/en/about/policy/statement-1.html – Background. http://www.opto.ca/en/about/policy/statement-2.html – Statements.

Holographic Brain Theory

  See Also: Stanford University Engineering Lecture on Fourier Analysis Wikipedia on Karl Pribram Karl Pribram on HBT on Scholarpedia Interview with Dr. Pribram on the mind and HBT – The mind is not a ‘thing’ but a process, one of…

Optical Illusions

A large portion of the effect of this illusion is the early signal processing that occurs in the retina that enhances edge contrast and detects movement. The fuzzy circles in the centre appear to move, and this is more so…

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…

Hormone-Sparing Light

  In the July 4, 2011 edition of the New York Times, Laura Beils article “In Eyes, a Clock Calibrated by Wavelengths of Light” describes a fascinating series of research studies involving how we respond to exposure to artificial light…

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…