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Stereograms and Tablets

For the past two or three days I've been doing a simple exercise, while looking at object array stereograms on the tablet. This activity involves starting with a small parallax (distance between patterns) and progressively enlarge it until I end up looking at one single big object in the middle (in reality two patterns are being displayed).

Even on a 7'' tablet I find that really useful. This exercise forces my eyes to diverge until I reach my current limit, then I see…

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Added by Emanuele Ziglioli on August 15, 2013 at 9:29am — No Comments

A new way of looking at attention deficit disorders

A new way of looking at attention deficit disorders


http://www.mainosmemos.com/2013/08/a-new-way-of-looking-at-attention.html

Added by Dominick M. Maino, OD, MEd, FAAO on August 10, 2013 at 8:39pm — No Comments

Artist of Casa Italia & Optometrist

Italian optometrists not only know how to sing....we are artists in other ways as well. If you are in Chicago plan on attending the Artists of Casa Italia exhibition  

http://www.mainosmusings.blogspot.com/2013/08/artists-of-casa-italia-art-exhibition.html

Photos to follow

Added by Dominick M. Maino, OD, MEd, FAAO on August 9, 2013 at 12:38pm — No Comments

Northwestern Universiy Summer Choir Concert

Many of the very best optometrists in the area of binocular vision and vision therapy also have talents in other areas.... I have some minor skills in singing tenor... so... if you live in the Chicago-land area....

This is the day! Please come to the Northwestern Universiy Summer Choir Concert at 7PM Alice Mallar Chapel on the Evanston campus.....90 voices, brass, organ and a great program. You even get to hear me sing tenor!!

For more infor check out …

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Added by Dominick M. Maino, OD, MEd, FAAO on July 30, 2013 at 2:57pm — 1 Comment

What to do to make you eyes feel better!

What to do to make you eyes feel better..... for ideas from the vision Intervention Program...click here. DM

Added by Dominick M. Maino, OD, MEd, FAAO on June 7, 2013 at 9:55pm — No Comments

How doing vision therapy is like being a spy

I live a double life.

“You’re a spy?”, you ask.

Sometimes I feel like I am spying on another world. My agency is called VT for short.

“VT?”

“Venezuelan Terrorists?”

No, Hugo Chávez isn’t sending me orders from his grave.

“Ventriloquists Troupe?”

I might as well be a ventriloquist. I seem to be speaking of things of another world.

Pakistan has the ISI. The Israelis have the Mossad. Pre-Revolutionary Iran had the Savak. The US has the CIA…

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Added by Susanna Z on June 7, 2013 at 7:29pm — No Comments

Clinical Guidelines When Treating Preschoolers With ADHD Not Followed By 90 Percent Of Pediatric Specialists

Clinical Guidelines When Treating Preschoolers With ADHD Not Followed By 90 Percent Of Pediatric Specialists: I wonder how many bother to refer these children for a comprehensive eye and vision examination since eye problems like convergence insufficiency have been shown to be associated with ADHD/ADD/impulsivity behaviors.

Added by Dominick M. Maino, OD, MEd, FAAO on June 1, 2013 at 11:47am — No Comments

Suppression lifted, fusion achieved!

Hello! This is my first blog post. It is a very exciting post for me to make. I have introduced myself in other threads on the site and have explained my situation previously, so I will simply use this opportunity to give an update. A brief recap: I have had alternating esotropia since birth and at six months had corrective surgery and brief patching after 4-5 years. My right eye was dominant and my left eye was suppressed, though I could consciously alternate at will. I have no reading…

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Added by Aaron Urbanski on May 31, 2013 at 1:04pm — 6 Comments

Marketing Vision Therapy

Marketing Vision therapy: Once you’ve prepared to offer VT…

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Added by Dominick M. Maino, OD, MEd, FAAO on May 27, 2013 at 11:15pm — No Comments

A Painting by Micahel Yacono: Eye Docs will Love It!

I found this painting that is very interesting....especially for eye docs!

http://mainosmusings.blogspot.com/2013/05/a-painting-by-michael-yacono.html

Added by Dominick M. Maino, OD, MEd, FAAO on May 27, 2013 at 8:24pm — No Comments

International Conference of Behavioral Optometry September 11-14, 2014 Birmingham, UK

If you have never attending an ICBO meeting....2014 is when you should!

Also consider submitting a Poster or Paper.

More information can be found by clicking here!

Added by Dominick M. Maino, OD, MEd, FAAO on May 25, 2013 at 12:53pm — No Comments

Does Optometric Vision Therapy Work?

I am frequently asked, "Does Optometric Vision Therapy Work?" by the families I work with every day. If they mean, does vision therapy improve vision function such as eye movements, focusing, eye teaming and 3D vision ... the answer is a resounding YES! If they mean.... does vision therapy work to improve vision information processing....the answer is YES! If they mean that amblyopia (lazy eye) and strabismus can be improved...the answer is…

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Added by Dominick M. Maino, OD, MEd, FAAO on May 17, 2013 at 1:34pm — No Comments

Dyslexia and Vision: A Review

Ophthalmology in the United States has, for decades, stated that vision has nothing to do with academics and in particular reading. Despite the overwhelming evidence to the contrary, ophthalmology in the USA still maintains that vision has nothing to do with learning. Well here's a paper in the May 2013 issue of Clinical Ophthalmology by several French op…

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Added by Dominick M. Maino, OD, MEd, FAAO on May 16, 2013 at 12:08pm — No Comments

Dichoptic training enables the adult amblyopic brain to learn

 

....Adults with amblyopia, a common visual cortex disorder caused primarily by binocular disruption during an early critical period, do not respond to conventional therapy involving occlusion of one eye. But it is now clear that the adult human visual cortex has a significant degree of plasticity, .... One possibility is an inhibitory signal from the contralateral eye that suppresses cortical inputs from the amblyopic eye. .... Here we provide direct evidence that alleviating…

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Added by Dominick M. Maino, OD, MEd, FAAO on April 26, 2013 at 7:57pm — No Comments

Reading Problems and Facebook

Research on how Facebook can help those with reading problems.

Added by Dominick M. Maino, OD, MEd, FAAO on April 26, 2013 at 1:57pm — No Comments

Evidence-based practice

Evidenced-based clinical care should be used as often as possible. It should not be ignored or misused just because you might disagree with it. But....…

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Added by Dominick M. Maino, OD, MEd, FAAO on April 1, 2013 at 4:33pm — No Comments

Announcement of Webinar to Discuss Results of NEI Funded Research Study

On April 8th, at 9pm EST (8pm CST, 7pm MST, 6pm PST), we will be hosting a webinar to present the results of…
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Added by Dominick M. Maino, OD, MEd, FAAO on March 22, 2013 at 2:08pm — No Comments


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