New Research Vision Issues and Dyslexia

The Researched Link Between Dyslexia and Vision Issues

Developmental Dyslexia is a reading disorder that emerges in childhood. The primary deficit involves impaired ability to “sound out” words, recognize words, and spell words, which in turn affect reading rate, comprehension, and written expression as well. The disorder of Developmental Dyslexia is most often viewed as stemming from a core linguistic deficit in phonological processing, a premise which has guided the educational interventions thus far.

Until now, there has been a lack of research to compare Dyslexic children’s vision issues with typically developing children. It is validating to see the results Continue reading “New Research Vision Issues and Dyslexia”

Amina Stanbridge on Vivid Vision, Hope Clinic’s 3-D Virtual Reality protocol for Vision Therapy treatment

Amina Stanbridge shares her story treating patients using Vivid Vision

Cris Miranda on, March 22, 2016

Vivid Vision Spotlights are a series of talks and conversations with experts and patients standing at the vanguard of vision science.We probe deep into their stories and experiences using Vivid Vision, living with vision ailments and more. Amina Stanbridge is a vision therapist at the Hope clinic in Tacoma, Washington working under the direction of Theodore Kadet.  We are grateful she was able lend us a few minutes of her time. Here are some highlights of our conversation (you can access to our full discussion via this link). Continue reading “Amina Stanbridge on Vivid Vision, Hope Clinic’s 3-D Virtual Reality protocol for Vision Therapy treatment”

Optometric Phototherapy

Optometric Phototherapy

Light is essential to the life of plants and animals.

Optometric Phototherapy

As our planet revolves around the sun, all life on earth is sustained by sunlight. The Greeks were the first to document their use of phototherapy. Today,  light is used on a variety of disorders from the “bili” lights used on jaundiced newborns to the more recent psychiatric use of white light for treatment of Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD).

In optometry, the use of specific light frequencies to treat visual dysfunctions is called Optometric Phototherapy.

This clinical application deals with the ocular science of the effects of selected light frequencies presented through the eyes. It has been used therapeutically in optometry for about eight decades, with continued success in the treatment of many visual dysfunctions, including the treatment of brain injuries and emotional disorders. Continue reading “Optometric Phototherapy”