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
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…Continue
Added by Dominick M. Maino, OD, MEd, FAAO on May 16, 2013 at 12:08pm — 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
Added by Dominick M. Maino, OD, MEd, FAAO on April 1, 2013 at 4:33pm — 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
Added by Dominick M. Maino, OD, MEd, FAAO on October 25, 2012 at 1:32pm — No Comments
My colleague, Dr. Quaid has the answers.... check it out athttp://www.mainosmemos.com/2012/10/questions-for-your-optometrist.html
Added by Dominick M. Maino, OD, MEd, FAAO on October 9, 2012 at 1:01am — No Comments
If you are an eye doc or musician...read this! Vision and Music
Added by Dominick M. Maino, OD, MEd, FAAO on September 15, 2012 at 3:36pm — No Comments
Optometry & Vision Development (OVD) is the official journal of the College of Optometrists in Vision Development.
You Can Read OVD 43-2 Online Right…
Added by Dominick M. Maino, OD, MEd, FAAO on May 21, 2012 at 10:56pm — No Comments
Now if we can get that “other” eye care profession and those who think reading only involves language to acknowledge that vision has something to do with reading…perhaps our patients will benefit! Optometric Vision Therapy can help! …Continue
Added by Dominick M. Maino, OD, MEd, FAAO on May 8, 2012 at 10:32am — 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
Optometry & Vision Development (OVD) is the official journal…
Added by Dominick M. Maino, OD, MEd, FAAO on March 2, 2012 at 1:38pm — No Comments
Even been in an interview where a guy asked you really off the wall questions? Well, I'm that guy.Click here to learn more.…Continue
I will be lecturing this week at the American Academy of Optometry meeting in Boston, MA. If you plan on coming, feel free to take a look at this as a preview of my presentation. If you can't make it to the AAO this year (shame on ya!) but still want to learn a bit about 3D vision...goto …Continue
Added by Dominick M. Maino, OD, MEd, FAAO on October 10, 2011 at 11:44pm — No Comments
Yesterday I was in my private office examing a patient who had several binocular vision problems. Suddenly my phone dings. I usually turn it off while I'm seeing patients...but I had forgotten to do so this day. I quicky checked to see what it was....and it turned out to be a patient of mine who had 3D Vision Syndrome.....with ALL the symptoms. We did OVT and she could once again go to a 3D movie and not throw up!
Now she was texting me to let me know that she could ride in a moving…Continue
I just had an opportunity to do the final review of the next issue of Optometry & Vision Development volumne 42 #2, 2011. This issue is dedicated to Dr. John Streff, a pioneer of developmental optometry and features many of his articles. It will be going to press shortly. While we wait for the online version...or for it to arrive at our office via snail-mail here's the Table of Contents to wet your appetite!
Mistakes Were Made…Continue
Added by Dominick M. Maino, OD, MEd, FAAO on May 26, 2011 at 4:23pm — 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
Optometry & Vision Development and AAO Fellowship
The American Academy of Optometry now specifically states that Optometry & Vision Development (OVD) is considered a peer reviewed publication for their AAO Clinical and Scientific Candidate Point System towards Fellowship.
As the editor of OVD, I want to invite all of you to write…Continue
Added by Dominick M. Maino, OD, MEd, FAAO on May 13, 2011 at 1:07pm — No Comments