The January 2010 issue of Optometry (Journal of the AOA) has an outstanding guest editorial by Susan ("Stereo Sue") Barry entitled "Thwarted at every turn". We plan to use it as a patient handout for every parent or adult patient) who wonders why they were either not told about vision therapy, or dissuaded from considering… Continue
Added by Dr. Leonard J. Press on December 28, 2009 at 6:27pm —
Added by COVD on December 26, 2009 at 2:13pm —
Thought some of you might be interested in the following Review of Optometry article:
In particular, the concluding paragraphs:
Looking back a month later, there is much to be thankful for. Although we will never know for sure what caused Leora’s preseptal cellulitis, the Streptococcus that was running around her house is a… Continue
Added by Dr. Leonard J. Press on December 25, 2009 at 10:29pm —
Added by COVD on December 22, 2009 at 9:09pm —
Check out the following on MainosMemos
Suppression and Reading
Conlon Survey and Academic Problems
Dyslexia and Fixation
Optometric Vision Therapy Helps Children With Math Problems
Autism Numbers Are Rising. The Question is Why?
Prevalence of Down Syndrome Among Children and Adolescents in 10 Regions of the United States
Visual Outcome in 879 Children… Continue
Added by Dominick M. Maino, OD, MEd, FAAO on December 22, 2009 at 7:25pm —
Millions of children and adults suffer unnecessarily from binocular vision disorders because they're underdiagnosed. Rectify this by following these four steps.
See article in December's 2009 Optometric Management
by DOMINICK M. MAINO, O.D., M.ED., F.A.A.O., F.C.O.V.D.-A.,
Please send this link out to all non-Peds/BV docs....hopefully they will start diagnosing and referring patients so… Continue
Added by Dominick M. Maino, OD, MEd, FAAO on December 22, 2009 at 5:00pm —
Added by Dr. Lynn Hellerstein on December 22, 2009 at 11:44am —
Vision Therapy is now being mentioned quite often in discussion forums such as the one below. If you are interested in keeping on eye on what is being written, you may do so by creating a "google alert" for keywords like "vision therapy" and "convergence insufficiency". You may even want to take it to the next step and reply to a question or a posting.…
Added by COVD on December 22, 2009 at 11:01am —
There’s a great new article by Dr. Sidney Groffman, Professor Emeritus at SUNY College of Optometry in the Dec. 2009 Optometry and Vision Development Journal. Dr. Groffman states, ”The incidence of individuals with a mathematics learning disability is between 6-7% of the population.” Dr. Groffman reviews a particular ability called subitizing, which is a precusor of math skills. Dr. Groffman helped to develop a subitizing vision therapy computer program that has been designed and based upon… Continue
Added by Dr. Lynn Hellerstein on December 20, 2009 at 10:03pm —
Added by Dr. Leonard J. Press on December 19, 2009 at 8:42pm —
So a report
on a NEI study proudly announces that ‘Nearsightedness’ is on the increase from 25 percent in the 1970’s to a staggering 41 percent this year.” What else is new? We saw similar statistics in the Far East years ago.
Although the study did not deal with the causes, genetics was cited. What caught my attention was the word… Continue
Added by Roberto Kaplan O.D., M.Ed. FCOVD on December 16, 2009 at 4:47pm —
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Alumni Look at This and be Very Proud!
ICO Faculty & Program Achievements and Activities
Dr. Mitch Scheiman
the next ICO Dr. & Mrs. Dominick M. Maino Visiting Professor
Dr. Mitchell Scheiman's visit as the next Dr. and Mrs. Dominick M. Maino Visiting Professor starts June 22nd at ICO. His main responsibilities will be… Continue
Added by Dominick M. Maino, OD, MEd, FAAO on December 15, 2009 at 11:52pm —
NORA/ ICBO Grant Program Announcement
The Neuro Optometric Rehabilitation Association (NORA) and the International Congress of Behavioral Optometry (ICBO) have a very exciting opportunity to offer to full time students and residents interested in vision training and rehabilitative vision care. Most traditional curriculums offer very limited exposure to working with brain injured and stroke patients, however, there are many
private practice doctors… Continue
Added by Sarah Lane on December 14, 2009 at 5:11pm —
I had the pleasure of reviewing Fixing My Gaze for each of our ophthalmic journals - JBO, OVD, OVS, and Optometry. In one I wrote that although the emphasis of the book is on stereovision, vision scientists and others in the ophthalmic field will be surprised to read of Sue's perspective on how her visual problems impacted her early lackluster academic performance.
Not we, of course, but our rivals tend to trivialize the impact of vision on learning. In search of something else on… Continue
Added by Dr. Leonard J. Press on December 13, 2009 at 1:26am —
Here is a direct link to the AOA website for office-based treatment of convergence insufficiency:
The page has a download-able version of the laminated insert card in last month's AOA News, that contains the PLRG (penlight red green) procedure, and the CISS (Convergence Insufficiency Symptom Survey).
While we all recognize that there is much more to VT than CI, this will provide a comfortable framework… Continue
Added by Dr. Leonard J. Press on December 11, 2009 at 5:05pm —
Soon we are going to need 6 eyes! Read more
Added by Roberto Kaplan O.D., M.Ed. FCOVD on December 11, 2009 at 3:13am —
Added by COVD on December 10, 2009 at 12:19pm —
I’m so excited about the plethora of excellent new books related to vision therapy that we now have at our finger tips. Eye Power, By Stan Appelbaum, Fixing My Gaze, by Sue Barry, My Kids are Nearsighted Too…by Nicholas Despotidis, and See It Say It Do It! by Lynn Hellerstein are just a few. I’d like to share what we have been doing in our office to… Continue
Added by Dr. Lynn Hellerstein on December 10, 2009 at 10:22am —
Added by COVD on December 6, 2009 at 7:16pm —
I had a great time last night presenting to about 100 students at ICO the COVD Tour de Optometry...Football to Neuroscience - 2009 VT Hit the Jackpot! See photos below!
Many thanks to our COVD Student Liaison - Noha Seif for rallying the students for a really good turn out inspite of many other committments on their time. Likewise I want to thank our Faculty Liaison (and COVD Regional Director) Dr. Christine Allison for being a great host and bringing dinner!
Also thanks… Continue
Added by Dr. Dan L. Fortenbacher on December 4, 2009 at 6:00pm —