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
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
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
This video "Optometric Vision Therapy: LifeSaver Cards Base Out" has been created by my students and I for student and patient use. It may be freely distributed for non-commercial purposes only.
If you have any…Continue
Added by Dominick M. Maino, OD, MEd, FAAO on May 16, 2011 at 5:30pm — No Comments
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Added by Dominick M. Maino, OD, MEd, FAAO on May 18, 2010 at 1:40pm — No Comments
Chicago-lands ABC WLS TV news just finished showing a HealthBeat
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Added by Dominick M. Maino, OD, MEd, FAAO on February 26, 2010 at 12:30am — No Comments