Vision Therapy Articles

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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Poor Grades Explained by Vision Problems

August 16, 2022
Vision and Learning Month

Poor Grades Explained by Vision Problems: College of Optometrists in Vision Development offers hope to parents of struggling readers THU, JUN 05 When school resumes in August, educators, parents, and students will strive to improve reading levels. According to the Common Core Curriculum, “Students will be challenged and asked questions that push them to refer…

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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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June 27, 2021

Amblyopia is an eye disorder that occurs when the brain and the eyes do not work together properly and the brain favors one eye over the other. We at Nova Vision Care want to keep you informed so that we can catch and diagnose any potential problems for you or your children. Amblyopia can result…

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