Vision Problems Articles

Farsighted Children Struggle With Attention

November 8, 2023
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​Vision problems often undetected, uncorrected in younger kids By: Misti Crane Published on October 09, 2017 COLUMBUS, Ohio – Farsighted preschoolers and kindergartners have a harder time paying attention and that could put them at risk of slipping behind in school, a new study suggests. An estimated 4 to 14 percent of preschoolers have moderate…

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Coping With Low Vision

August 3, 2023

What is low vision? Low vision is the term used to refer to a visual impairment that is not correctable through surgery, pharmaceuticals, glasses or contact lenses. It is often characterized by partial sight, such as blurred vision, blind spots or tunnel vision, but also includes legal blindness. Low vision can impact people of all…

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How Are "Visual Skills" Related to Learning?

March 23, 2023
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“VISUAL SKILLS” and their relation to learning Discovering that your child is struggling to learn, not because of a learning disability or lack of classroom skills, but instead from a problem with their “visual skills” can be confusing for parents. Even more confusing is when a school screening or an eye doctor’s exam indicates that…

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Amblyopia Research Supports Treatment Without Patching

March 15, 2023

New amblyopia research shows that treatment using both eyes is better than patching alone! For ages, the majority of amblyopia research and treatment has focused on two areas: the use of glasses to provide the clearest vision possible and the use of an eye patch to force the amblyopic (weaker) eye to see. Patching sometimes…

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Cursive handwriting improves word recognition

January 28, 2023

Don’t Stop learning Cursive Handwriting Evidence suggests there are strong links between handwriting and overall educational development of reading and writing.  It has been shown that children learn to read quicker, are better able to generate ideas, and retain information more efficiently when using cursive handwriting.  There is a unique neuro circuit created when writing.…

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Tis the Season for Dry Eyes

December 1, 2022
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Contacts in the Winter Yes. ‘Tis the season…for dry eyes. When most people think winter, they think cold, wet air. But did you know that winter the air is usually drier than any other season? This can be hard on those that have dry eyes, but it’s even more difficult for those that have dry…

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Vision is more than 20/20

July 17, 2022
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Is reading a struggle for your child? Does homework take HOURS to do? Has your child been diagnosed with ADD/ADHD? Do you or your child have Lazy Eye or an Eye Turn? Is there any HELP for these problems? (937) 320-0300                YES! And you have come to the right…

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NFL Arizona Cardinals’ Larry Fitzgerald Uses Vision Therapy

January 18, 2022
Larry Fitz.

“Parents don’t realize that you need over 17 visual skills to succeed in reading, learning, sports, and in life. Seeing ’20/20′ is just one of those visual skills,” says Fitzgerald. Nova Vision’s own Dr. Brenda Montecalvo grew up near Green Bay Wisconsin and is die hard Packer fan.  Regardless of her loyalties to her team,…

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The importance of infant eye exams

July 15, 2021

By now we are sure you have seen the cute video of the baby trying on her glasses and seeing for the first time.  If you haven’t seen it you can below .  It is wonderful to see her reaction to seeing clearly for the first time. Here at Nova Vision Care we know the…

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ADD/ADHD or Vision Problems

April 21, 2021
ADD/ADHD or Vision Problems

Parents and doctors may label a child’s learning or attention difficulties as ADD/ADHD. However, you might be surprised to learn that poor control of eye movements can cause similar symptoms. There can be a combination of the two present at the same time as well. The following chart compares the symptoms of ADD/ADHD with those…

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Being Thankful for Your Eyesight

November 23, 2020

Thanksgiving is a time to be grateful for all the privileges and blessings we have. It is a time to celebrate family and gather with our extended family members and friends.  Do we also remember to be thankful that we can see? We should give thanks daily, and not just once a year, for the…

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Low Vision and Driving

November 10, 2020
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Your eyesight can change as you get older. It might be harder to see people, things, and movement outside your direct line of sight. It may take you longer to read street or traffic signs or even recognize familiar places. At night you may have trouble seeing things clearly. Glare from oncoming headlights or street…

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