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What Collaboration Can Do: A Pediatric Ophthalmologist, an Optometrist, and Putting the Patient First

Interview with Nancy Torgerson, OD, FCOVD and Thomas Lenart, MD, PhD Interview by Leonard J.Press, OD, FAAO, FCOVD. From PracticeUpdate. Copyright © 2014 Elsevier. Reprinted with permission. Collaboration between the practitioners of optometry and ophthalmology is relatively infrequent. When it occurs, the synergy achieved lays the groundwork for best patient outcomes. Here, Dr. Leonard Press … Continue reading What Collaboration Can Do: A Pediatric Ophthalmologist, an Optometrist, and Putting the Patient First

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American Academy of Optometry, Position Paper on Optometric Care of the Struggling Student Appelbaum, How Vision Affects Reading & Learning Ervin, Tannen & Press, Private Practice Residency in Vision Therapy and Rehabilitation Hong, How Well Does Your Baby See? Hong, Tired of Broken and Misplaced Glasses or Lost Contact Lenses? Hong, Preparing Your Child for … Continue reading Documents (PDFs)

The Relationship between Convergence Insufficiency and ADHD

Granet DB, Gomi CF, Ventura R, Miller-Scholte A. The Relationship between Convergence Insufficiency and ADHD. Strabismus 2005 Dec; 13(4):163-8.   A new article, published by David Granet, MD, and his colleagues in the Ratner Children’s Eye Center, Department of Ophthalmology at UC San Diego, brings to the surface an issue that developmental optometrists have long been involved with. … Continue reading The Relationship between Convergence Insufficiency and ADHD

Vision, visual-information processing, and academic performance among seventh-grade schoolchildren: A more significant relationship than we thought?

Goldstand S, Koslowe KC, Parush S. (2005). American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 59, 377-389.   The collaboration between optometrists and occupational therapists has been blossoming in recent years, which is good news both for children who struggle to learn, as well as those with milder academic problems who put incredible amounts of effort into achieving. … Continue reading Vision, visual-information processing, and academic performance among seventh-grade schoolchildren: A more significant relationship than we thought?

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Vision Help Network Member Sites Dr. Stan Appelbaum and Dr. Bryce Appelbaum, Appelbaum Vision Dr. Dan L. Fortenbacher, Wow Vision Therapy Dr. Neil W. Draisin, The Draisin Vision Group Dr. Gary Etting, Vision Development Center Dr. Carl G. Hillier, San Diego Center for Vision Care-Optometry, P.C. Dr. Carole Hong, Optometric Center for Family Vision Care … Continue reading Links

When Should Infants Have Their First Vision Examination?

Infant’s eyes are generally observed as straight after birth. If you observe an eye turn, it is important to have this evaluated as soon as possible. The cause, which is frequently motor or sensory, can be a manifestation of an underlying disease process.