Our patients seldom know what lazy eye is or what the causes and treatment are. This slide presentation should bring some clarity to their mental fog!Continue
Added by Dominick M. Maino, OD, MEd, FAAO on December 2, 2013 at 4:05pm — No Comments
If you are a doctor, therapist or patient who knows of a great VT office, I would like you to post…Continue
Added by Dominick M. Maino, OD, MEd, FAAO on November 28, 2013 at 2:44pm — No Comments
Added by Dominick M. Maino, OD, MEd, FAAO on November 24, 2013 at 9:45pm — No Comments
If my OMD colleagues would only be the doc described on the top of this graphic. Sadly all too often they are as depicted on the bottom of the graphic. …Continue
Added by Dominick M. Maino, OD, MEd, FAAO on November 3, 2013 at 10:51pm — No Comments
The Department of Defense’s (DOD) Vision Trauma Research Program (VTRP) posted on the Grants.gov Web site its Fiscal Year (FY) 2013 Program Announcements for up to $14.5 million in funding through two mechanisms: - See more…Continue
Added by Dominick M. Maino, OD, MEd, FAAO on October 31, 2013 at 2:58pm — No Comments
A prospective study of different test targets for the near point of convergence
Since convergence insufficiency is frequently encountered in all age groups and can significantly detract from ones quality of life, the NPC (near point of convergence) test with a red lens as noted in this fine article by my ICO colleagues should be a routine, standard part of any comprehensive eye and vision examination. If you would like a copy of the original article click on the link…Continue
Added by Dominick M. Maino, OD, MEd, FAAO on September 5, 2013 at 1:21pm — No Comments
Added by Dominick M. Maino, OD, MEd, FAAO on June 7, 2013 at 9:55pm — No Comments
Marketing Vision therapy: Once you’ve prepared to offer VT…Continue
Added by Dominick M. Maino, OD, MEd, FAAO on May 27, 2013 at 11:15pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Dominick M. Maino, OD, MEd, FAAO on May 17, 2013 at 1:34pm — No Comments
....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…Continue
Added by Dominick M. Maino, OD, MEd, FAAO on April 26, 2013 at 7:57pm — No Comments
Did you know that New Orleans is a perfect example of how optometric vision therapy should be conducted? Go to http://www.mainosmemos.com/2013/01/nawlins-knowledge-and-other-bits-of.html
to find out more!
Added by Dominick M. Maino, OD, MEd, FAAO on January 3, 2013 at 6:19pm — No Comments
....Dr. Stephanie Lyons, a member of the American Optometric Association and the College of Optometrists in Vision Development, along with her whole office was interviewed by Emmy Award winning TV producer Ben Hollis of Wild Chicago. Here Ben invites Dr. Stephanie Lyons, John (her husband and practice manager), and office staff to tell all about what makes Lyons Family Eye Care (LFEC) a Chicago eye…Continue
Added by Dominick M. Maino, OD, MEd, FAAO on November 23, 2012 at 11:45pm — No Comments
Hi Sovoto followers,
I just had an article published at BBC future that I thought might interest this group. In fact, it tries to answer some questions that I've seen here recently (such as, how is it that I can see 3D movies even though I'm stereoblind?) It's about a man who was exotropic his whole life and then suddenly acquired stereovision while watching Hugo in 3D.
Anyway, I'm posting here because I expect this forum to have the most informed…Continue
Here's the link if you want to check it out.
Added by Shelli Welter on July 5, 2012 at 1:30pm — No Comments
Dominick M. Maino, OD, MEd, FAAO, FCOVD-A will now be seeing patients at Lyons Family Eye Care on Chicago's north side starting in May 2012
Added by Dominick M. Maino, OD, MEd, FAAO on April 18, 2012 at 6:23pm — No Comments
Just a quick note to say that here is anew update on the COVD blog.
1) Jillian and her mom are doing a Free educational webinar about Vision Therapy on Thursday, August 25th at 9 p.m. EDT.
Also these is just over a week left to…Continue
This, I hope, will be of great interest to the members of Sovoto - the "Visions of Hope" Video Contest announced today by COVD. The concept is to use the internet contest format to encourage patients to record their own video success stories about vision therapy. Videos will be submitted and by vote one will be selected to be presented during August Children's Vision and Learn Month, as well as at the COVD meeting in October.
You can watch…
Having followed Dr. Chopra's views over the years, perhaps in this article, that was published in the Virtual Mentor of the AMA., there is a message for Optometric Vision Therapy.
Is it possible that the Optometric Vision Therapy has the space and time to incorporate a broader perspective of looking at the whole person in a modern way?
What is your impression? Any comments?…Continue
Added by Roberto Kaplan O.D., M.Ed. FCOVD on June 8, 2011 at 8:15am — No Comments
My students and I have created another home optometric vision therapy video. This video shows you how to do the LifeSaver Cards BI to improve divergence/anti-suppression/etc. and is less than 10 minutes in length.
Although this video is copyrighted, I have given it to the public domain for use at no cost for non-commercial purposes only.
Please use this video to help your patients or to teach you students.
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Added by Dominick M. Maino, OD, MEd, FAAO on May 24, 2011 at 11:00am — No Comments