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How Poor Eye Tracking Impacts Reading

Eye tracking is a visual skill necessary for academic success. Poor eye tracking skills can compromise your child’s ability to read and learn. Fortunately, vision...

Can Vision Be Trained to Improve Sports Performance?

There are many reasons why developing visual skills should play an important role in your sports training program. Schedule an appointment with a sports vision...

Bernard Tonks Joins Opto-mization

Bernard Tonks, internationally renowned vestibular physiotherapist, is joining Opto-mization.  With over 35 years of experience, he is widely recognized as a leader in concussion, dizziness, and...

What’s an Ocular Migraine?

An ocular migraine can cause the sudden appearance of visual distortions, and even temporary blindness in one eye. Either way, an ocular migraine can be...

What Are the 5 Most Common Dry Eye Symptoms?

Many substances and situations can cause dry eyes, such as certain medications, hormonal changes, and your environment. No matter the cause, having dry eyes feels...

Giving Vision Therapy The Attention It Deserves

If you’ve ever wondered why some medical professionals don’t mention vision therapy as a treatment for visual problems caused by a concussion and other medical...

Ways You Can Prevent Vision Loss From Glaucoma

Unfortunately, glaucoma doesn't show any symptoms until its advanced stages. Read on to learn what you can to preserve your vision and live your best...

5 Types of Sports Injuries That Affect Vision

Sports injuries often affect the eyes and can lead to blurry vision — even vision loss. Consider sports vision training and wear protective eyewear to...

How to Reduce Your Child’s Risk of Myopia

Childhood myopia — nearsightedness — is reaching epidemic proportions. Fortunately, there are steps parents can take to reduce their child’s risk of developing myopia.

Childhood Glaucoma

Glaucoma in children is rare, but when it occurs it must be treated with surgery to prevent vision loss. Surgery creates openings to drain fluid...

How Does High Myopia Affect Eye Health?

High myopia isn’t just difficulty seeing faraway objects. It can actually increase the risk of developing serious eye diseases later in life. Read on to...

How High Blood Pressure Can Lead to Vision Loss

If you’ve been diagnosed with high blood pressure, you're at risk of developing certain eye diseases. Read on to find out how to protect your...

Looking for a Sports Vision Optometrist? Here’s What You Need to Know

If you want to improve your sports performance, then you've come to the right place! Our sports vision optometrist can help you hone important visual...

Why All Kids with ADHD Should Have Their Eyes Examined

Children with ADHD commonly have visual problems, such as convergence insufficiency, tracking difficulties, and others. Fortunately, vision therapy is an effective treatment for these and...

Why Is There Sticky Mucus In My Eye?

Whether you call it eye goop, crusties or gunk, there are times when a bit of mucus around your eyes is normal — and times...

4 Ways a Stroke Can Impact Vision

In this article, we explore the various ways a stroke can negatively affect a person’s vision and explain how a neuro-optometrist can help rehabilitate vision.

Is Myopia Management Worth The Financial Investment?

The most important reason for choosing myopia management is to protect your child’s precious gift of sight from sight-threatening eye diseases. But here’s an added...

5 Things To Consider Before Getting Cataract Surgery

Although cataract surgery is low-risk and very effective, here are 5 things to discuss with your eye doctor before having the procedure.

The Importance of Contrast Sensitivity In Baseball

Step up to the plate with sharp visual skills like contrast sensitivity and watch your game improve. Sports vision training will help improve your sports...

Are Children with IEPs More Likely to Have Vision Problems?

Children with IEPs — individualizedsupport in school — are more likely to experience problems with their eyes’ ability to track, team and focus, but...

How Long Does It Take for Macular Degeneration to Progress?

Macular degeneration is a disease that can threaten your sight as it progresses, but early diagnosis and treatment can delay and even lower your risk...

Can We Stop Myopia From Progressing?

Myopia management, an optometrist-developed program, can slow and even halt the progression of a child’s myopia. Read on to learn more.

What’s The Connection Between Dry Eye And Asthma?

Studies have found a correlation between asthma and dry eye syndrome. Fortunately, a dry eye optometrist can help by treating your uncomfortable dry eye symptoms.

Why, post concussion, would turning your head cause snapshots of vision to follow slowly?

That's actually a really cool one. So when you're turning your head there's a couple of different things that need to happen. One if you're...

Amazing letter from one of our post concussion patients

I wanted to write to talk about my experience with Dr Cam McCrodan and the Optomization Team. I sustained a concussion in a car accident...

Can a Brain Injury Affect Vision?

If you’ve experienced a traumatic brain injury, you might still be experiencing some visual problems. Schedule an appointment with a neuro-optometrist, who can diagnose and...

After an old injury, muscle on the top side of eyes feels like it’s pulling or tearing!

 There are a number of interesting symptoms that can come up when vision has been impacted after injury. With that light sensitivity and everything,...

Can Hitting Your Head Cause Blurred Vision?

Is your vision blurred, or do you experience other vision problems following your head injury? A Neuro-Optometrist near you will tailor a treatment program to...

10% of Children Have Undetected Vision Problems

Here’s what you need to know about why visual problems can go undetected, and how vision therapy can help your child develop healthy vision.

Play Soccer? Why You Should Improve Visual Processing Speed and Eye-Body Coordination

Sports vision training is an ideal way to develop visual processing and eye-body coordination skills that are sure to improve your performance on the soccer...

NeuroLens and NeuroLenses 

Looking for Neurolens?  You want to find out if the Neurolenses are better than prism glasses prescribed by an optometrist, and if they are worth the...

The Link Between Dry Eyes and Depression

Depression is an illness that can affect every aspect of a person’s life, including the eyes. Researchers are currently investigating whether depression can cause dry...

Martial Arts: Improve Your Reflexes With Sports Vision Training

People practice martial arts for many reasons: as a sport, for self-defense, as a form of self-expression, or to boost their discipline and confidence. Whatever...

Does Your Child Have 20/20 Vision Yet Still Struggles In School?

Your child's eyesight may be excellent but have subpar visual skills that keep them from reaching their potential. Vision therapy can improve visual skills and...

Can Your Vision Change After a Concussion?

A blow to the head can badly disrupt the connection between your brain and your eyes and cause problems like blurry or double vision and...

Can Vision Be Trained to Improve Sports Performance?

Whether you’re training for a major sports event or a friendly game in the local schoolyard, how well you see and react visually will impact...

5 Ways to Prevent Dry Eyes During Air Travel

Did you know that spending time in a climate-controlled airplane cabin can dry out your eyes? Find out what you can do to keep your...

Do You See Better When You Tilt or Turn Your Head?

A head tilt or turn isn’t just a physical quirk. It can be a sign of a vision problem that may have a neurological basis....

Should My Child Have Vision Therapy?

Vision therapy trains the eyes to move and focus properly. It is especially suitable for children, whose visual problems can often be resolved when diagnosed...

Toys and Games to Help Your Child Succeed in School

Does your child struggle at school or with reading? The following toys and games can help develop important visual skills to help your child thrive...

4 Tips To Improve Sports Performance

In sports, every small advantage can make the difference between attaining your goal and suffering disappointment. Here are 4 tips on how to improve your...

4 Reasons Why 3D Vision is So Important

3D vision plays a key role in our ability to safely and securely navigate many facets of our everyday lives. We’ve compiled our top 4...

Double Vision After Brain Surgery

After brain surgery, patients may experience double vision (diplopia) resulting from a disruption of the ocular muscles or nerves. Prism glasses and neuro-optometric rehabilitation can...

Why Goalkeepers Need Strong Visual Skills

To be a goalkeeper at the top of your game, your body — including your visual system — needs to be in peak physical condition....

Sports Vision Exercises to Try At Home

If you enjoy playing sports and are always looking for ways to improve your game, sports vision exercises can help. Find out what you can...

How Sports Vision Training Can Improve a Quarterback’s Game

To be a great quarterback you need more than just speed, strength, and a competitive mentality. You also need top-notch visual skills. Learn how you...

Screen Time Can Lead To Eye Strain And Convergence Insufficiency In Children

With an increase in online learning comes an increase in digital eye strain and convergence insufficiency, two conditions that can be effectively treated with vision...

Long-Term Risks of Repeated Head Impacts Among Athletes

Collisions are a fact of life for many amateur and professional athletes. Unfortunately, head injuries raise their risk of developing sometimes incapacitating conditions and diseases...

4 Reasons Why Your Child May Be Refusing to Read

Children whose visual skills aren’t fully developed find it difficult and frustrating to read. Learn why your child may not want to read, and how...

A profound review of Vision Therapy from one of our patients – Marsha R.

For you to understand the gratitude I have to Dr McCrodan and the neurovision therapists and staff of the Opto-mization clinic you will need some...

How Concussions Can Affect Self-Esteem

A blow to the head may result in a blow to one’s self-esteem. Read on to learn why and how a neuro-optometrist can help.

What it Takes to Succeed as a Formula 1 Driver

A Formula 1 driver’s body goes through a lot during a 90-minute race. Aiming for speeds of over 200 miles per hour requires physical strength...

Can Vision Therapy Help Those With Autism?

People with autism have trouble processing and responding to sensory input, including visual input. What many don’t realize is that visual problems may be causing...

3 Visual Skills That Can Make You a Better Athlete

Want to become a better athlete? Look no further! Here are 3 essential visual skills you need to take your game to the next level.

What’s the Link Between Vision Therapy and Self-Confidence?

Poor visual skills can impact a child's self-esteem and confidence levels. Find out how vision therapy can unlock your child’s hidden potential and offer them...

Preventing Concussions With Sports Vision Exercises

Athletes, whether pro or amateur, need to be acutely aware of their surroundings. This not only improves their game, but can also prevent an unwanted...

How Can Lyme Disease Affect Your Vision?

Lyme disease, an infection caused by a tick bite, can affect many parts of your body, including your eyes. Learn how Lyme disease can harm...

Can Vision Therapy Treat a Learning Disability?

Is there evidence behind vision therapy & treating a learning disability?

What Is Post Traumatic Vision Syndrome?

Post traumatic vision syndrome is a group of visual deficits caused by a traumatic brain injury (TBI). Fortunately, neuro-optometric rehabilitation can improve your functional vision...

Children’s Vision and Learning Awareness

It's important to understand that vision and learning are intertwined. Make sure your child’s vision isn’t holding them back from succeeding in school by scheduling...

7 Common Questions About Dry Eye Syndrome, Answered

You may be familiar with dry eye syndrome, but still have some questions. Here, you’ll find answers to 7 of the most frequently asked questions...

Elevate Your Game on the Baseball Field With Sports Vision Training

Baseball is one of the most challenging sports from a visual standpoint. Sports vision training can significantly improve a player’s performance by honing the visual...

Does your Child Have a Vision Problem? Here are 20 Signs to Look Out For

Is your child showing signs of a vision problem? Discover the different signs and symptoms that can indicate a vision problem, and learn what you...

3 Ways To Unlock Your True Athletic Potential

Whether you’re a pro athlete or an amateur player, sports vision training can help you improve your game by helping you efficiently process and respond...

4 Tips To Avoid a Traumatic Brain Injury

A traumatic brain injury (TBI) can impact your vision, making it difficult to do simple tasks like reading and driving. Here are a few things...

3 Ways Neuro-Optometry Can Help Stroke Survivors

In most cases, a stroke leaves survivors with lasting visual symptoms that can make it hard to function. Thankfully, a neuro-optometrist can help by identifying...

3 Causes of Lazy Eye in Children

Lazy eye (amblyopia) affects the vision of the affected eye, causing blurry vision even with corrective eyewear. Learn what may be causing your child’s lazy...

Looking To Improve Your Athletic Performance This Summer?

Whether you’re a pro athlete or an amateur, sports vision training trains your brain and eyes to work together more effectively to boost your sports...

Sports Vision Training Can Help Prevent Scooter Accidents

Sports vision training isn’t only for athletes. Individuals who ride electric scooters can benefit from sports vision training to avoid getting into an accident.

5 Vision Therapy Myths Debunked

It’s important to get the facts straight. Here are 5 myths — and truths — about vision therapy.

4 Ways Vision May Be Affected Following A Stroke

Most stroke survivors experience some degree of visual dysfunction following a stroke. Here are the 4 main types of visual complications that may result from...

Boys With ADHD Are at Higher Risk for Brain Injury & Vision Problems

Boys who exhibit inattention and hyperactivity are at risk of traumatic brain injuries (TBI) and potentially, vision problems. Find out how TBIs and vision are...

Sports Eye Safety Month – How to Prevent Sports Injuries

Most people don’t realize that protecting their eyes should be the first thing they think about when buying sports gear. Wearing protective eyewear and undertaking...

Can Vision Therapy Help Myopia?

In certain cases, vision therapy may help manage the symptoms of myopia (nearsightedness). Read on to discover the hows and the whys.

What’s the Connection Between Sleep Apnea, Concussion, and Your Vision?

How is sleep apnea, concussion, and vision connected? They share many symptoms and can impact each other adversely. Read on to learn more!

The Importance of Binocular Vision in Sports

To succeed at their game, athletes need excellent binocular vision. Find out how sports vision training can improve their visual skills and boost their performance,...

Common Visual Symptoms to Watch for in Children

Vision problems are often missed during your child’s school vision screenings. Having them undergo a comprehensive eye exam can help detect any underlying vision problems....

Should My Child See An Occupational Therapist Or A Vision Therapist?

While occupational therapy and vision therapy have some similarities, they are actually very different. Read on to learn about their differences, and find out whether...

Why Vision Therapy Comes Before Tutoring or a Learning Center

Our parental instinct naturally wants to find the fastest solution & often the first options for a child who struggles in the classroom are either...

10 Things About Vestibular Disorders You Probably Didn’t Know

Here are 10 facts about vestibular disorders. If you or anyone you love is experiencing dizziness or other vestibular dysfunction symptoms, read on to learn...

Struggling with Reading & Overall Learning Problems

During COVID-19, parents are challenged with the task of supporting their children’s studies as they contend with online classrooms and homework. We can certainly acknowledge...

Experiencing Headaches? Visual Problems May Be the Cause

Many things can cause headaches: allergies, infections, and even a drop in barometric pressure. Did you know that untreated visual problems could also be the...

How Vision Therapy Impacts Confidence & Success

Confidence is one of the keys to success. If your child is struggling in school or in sports, it could be due to a vision...

2 Ways Strong Peripheral Vision Can Help You Avoid Sports Injuries

Peripheral vision allows us to view objects, people, and actions at the sides of our vision, also known as our peripheral visual field. Athletes with...

4 Ways To Help Your Students With Vision-Related Learning Difficulties

Find out how educators can accommodate students with poor visual skills and help them learn better.

Sports Vision Training Can Help Prevent Sport-Related Head Injuries

Sports vision training works on improving visual skills associated with sports performance. It helps improve visual skills such as depth perception and hand-eye coordination. Find...

Does Your Head Hurt? You Might Have Binocular Vision Dysfunction

If you frequently experience headaches or migraines, you may have binocular vision dysfunction (BVD) — a misalignment of your eyes. Find out how a neuro-optometrist...

Athletes With Previous Concussion Have 4 Times the Risk of Another

Studies have found that children who previously sustained a concussion have close to 4 times the risk of sustaining another concussion compared to children with...

Choose Holiday Gifts That Support Your Child’s Vision

When selecting a gift for your child this holiday season, try to choose one that promotes learning, creativity, and visual health. Check out our recommendations!

How to Improve Your Sports-Related Visual Skills

Did you know that in addition to physical skills, playing sports relies on specific visual skills? Just as you train your body, you can actively...

How to Know If Your Child Has a Functional Vision Problem

Even children with 20/20 vision may experience functional visual problems that can negatively affect their schoolwork and enjoyment of activities like reading and sports. Our...

TBIs Can Be Caused by Even the Mildest of Head Injuries

You may be surprised to learn that what can seem to be a mild head injury is in fact  a traumatic brain injury. Read on...

6 Ways to Improve Athletic Performance

Athletic success demands commitment to the sport, hours of practice, and honing one’s body and mind for success. To succeed at his or her sport,...

Traumatic Brain Injuries Can Harm the Visual System — And Self Esteem

Traumatic brain injuries can cause problems with the visual system that negatively impact self-esteem in both children and adults. Read on to learn how a...

Can At-Home Learning Cause Vision Problems in Children?

Many schoolchildren have started the new school year at home, learning in online classes at least part of the time. As parents, it's important to...

Will Wearing Glasses Weaken My Eyes?

Eyeglasses correct deficiencies in our vision. While eyesight might weaken as we age, wearing glasses is not the cause.

Prism Glasses for Post-Concussion Patients

Concussions affect the visual system by disrupting communication between the eyes and the brain. Prism eyeglasses may offer relief from the debilitating symptoms that concussions...

How Vision and the Brain Work Together

Neuro-optometry focuses on “rewiring” the brain to improve visual function that may have been impaired due to trauma, illness, or other neurological conditions.

The 5 Most Common Vision Problems In Children

Most parents have heard of nearsightedness (myopia) and farsightedness (hyperopia), but there are many other visual problems that can affect a child’s success. Here are...

How Can I Putt Like Tiger Woods and Jack Nicklaus?

Sports vision training entails exercises and techniques to improve the visual skills needed to become a better golfer. Putting — hitting a golf ball with...

Nystagmus — Is That a Super Villain or Something?

Nystagmus is an eye condition that causes rapid uncontrolled eye movements and affects vision. Thankfully, a neuro-optometrist can help.

Is Your Child or Young Adult a Struggling Student?

If your child struggles with reading, focusing, or performing other academic tasks, it may be time to consider vision therapy. Here’s why.

Why Vision Therapy Provides Lasting Correction For Strabismus – Eye-Turn

Vision therapy is the ideal treatment for strabismus and offers long-term results because it targets the root of the issue — the brain.

Is It Normal To Have Long-Lasting Symptoms After A Head Injury?

Concussion or TBI patients can sometimes suffer from symptoms long after the injury occurred, but this doesn’t have to be the case. A neuro-optometrist can...

8 Ways to Prevent Common Eye Drop Mistakes

Are you using your eye drops the right way? If not used properly, drops may not only lose their effectiveness, but could also damage your...

Did You Know That 20% of People Sleep With Their Eyes Open?

1 in 5 people sleep with their eyes open. Known as nocturnal lagophthalmos, this condition can interfere with sleep and cause people to wake up...

When Routine Eye Exams Return 

Optometrists are slowly reopening their practices to offer routine services like eye exams for contact lenses, glasses, and eye surgery. This time around they will...

Why Vision Training Is Vital for Your Swing 

Sports vision training for baseball is underutilized, despite its effectiveness in helping batters improve their averages, RBIs, and on-base percentages. Baseball is one of the...

4 Eye Hygiene Practices That Reduce the Risk of Infection 

With the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in full-swing, it's important to practice good eye hygiene because eyes are a portal for infectious diseases. Implement these...

The Power of Tears

Tears flush out toxins, provide vital oxygen and nutrients to our eyes, and, among countless other benefits, ensure that our eyes remain lubricated and healthy....

Why You Shouldn’t Rub Your Eyes

We all instinctively rub our eyes, whether we're tired, our eyes are itchy or when something gets stuck in them. However, did you know that...

Fun Home-Based Activities to Strengthen Your Child’s Vision

Did you know kids can keep developing visual functions from the comfort of their home? In this text, we outline various fun and engaging exercises...

COVID-19 –  What Constitutes an Eye Care Emergency? 

An eye care emergency is defined as medical care for conditions requiring prompt medical attention due to a sudden change in ocular or visual health.

Dizziness and Balance: How Vision Plays a Vital Role

While vision may not seem to be the most important factor in maintaining balance, the brain relies on visual input to keep your world appearing...

Sink That Buzzer Beater With Sports Vision Training

March Madness is approaching and every college basketball player is dreaming of scoring the last 3-pointer that will win the game. However, to beat the...

Treating Your Non-Reader With Vision Therapy

Are you frustrated your bright child is not reading at the level you think they should be? They may actually be suffering from an issue...

Building Your Child’s Confidence Through Vision Therapy

Vision therapy helps children with poor visual skills perform daily tasks more efficiently and with ease. This can lead to more success with school-work and...

The Vision Skills Needed for Quarterbacks to Succeed 

It takes much more than physical strength, speed, and a competitive spirit to be an excellent quarterback. The skills required by an elite football player—...

Driving

Whether it’s high performance around a track at 180mph or taking your family on a 3 hour trip, the fact is that you need your...

Football Trivia: How Can An Eye Doctor Help Athletes After a Head Injury?

Concussions and other traumatic brain injuries are common in high-impact sports —such as football — and can have drastic effects on visual function. Fortunately, neuro-optometrists...

A Short History of Vision Therapy

Vision therapy, practiced for over 150 years, has been helping patients with visual problems strengthen the eye-brain connection. Over the years, it has developed and...

How Do I Ski Better? It All Starts With Vision!

To be an excellent skier, you need strong visual skills, such as depth perception, peripheral vision, and peripheral vision.  By undergoing vision therapy, you'll be...

Progressive lenses

Why Can't I Get Used To Progressive Lenses? Can't get used to your progressive lenses? It may not be the reason why you or your...

Photophobia and light sensitivity

What could be causing my light sensitivity and what can I do about it? Photophobia, or light sensitivity can have multiple causes, and many companies...

Tips to Avoid a Concussion or TBI

The complexity of the brain is truly fascinating; any slight change in its chemistry or structural integrity can result in a multitude of health problems,...

Can Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Help Stroke Patients With Vision Problems?

Though not always evident, a stroke almost inevitably affects vision. Neuro-optometric rehabilitation can treat the resulting vision deficiencies and improve the person’s functionality and quality...

5 Things About TBIs You Never Knew

Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) can lead to severe health problems, and in 90% of cases, vision problems. Here are 5 things about TBI that you...

Nighttime Driving Tips Against Glaring Headlights

It's the time of year when it's hard to escape driving in the dark. Glare from new LED or HID headlights, water on the road,...

3 Reasons Why You Should Kickstart the New Year With Vision Therapy

Whether you’re a pro-athlete or a 4th grader struggling to read, improved vision skills can boost confidence and success in life. Consider vision therapy this...

Dynamic Duo Podcast

  Cameron McCrodan gave a Ted Talk about the unknown or often overlooked parts of the visual system. Having over 36,000 views on Youtube, his...

Beyond Blindness Podcast

Listen to the podcast here: On this episode you will learn three things: What is Dyslexia? Diagnosing Dyslexia with an optometrist Understanding how the visual...

Back to School Time & Your Child’s Vision

It's back-to-school time, and your child could be struggling because of one of four vision problems that eye exams often don't pick up. 1. Eye...

Testing for ADHD? Don’t overlook this!

It’s back to school, and back to paying attention.  It’s also often the time of year it’s suggested to parents that they have their child...

Visual Migraines and Vertigo

Suffering from vertigo, feeling dizzy, or have a feeling of unsteadiness? Does it get worse with visual stimulus like grocery stores, busy places, flashing lights,...

My daughter was diagnosed with Dyslexia. We had her eyes tested and they said it’s fine. Could tracking be a problem?

“My daughter was diagnosed with Dyslexia.  We had her eyes tested and they said it’s fine. Could tracking be a problem?” This mom writes in...

How long should vision therapy be?

Why will one doctor recommend 10 weeks of vision therapy, and another recommend 25, 30, or 40?  As a person evaluating your options for treatment,...

Is My Child Too Young for Vision Therapy?

Those with excellent visual acuity may experience difficulty with visual processing or focus, which can impact various aspects of a child’s development, learning ability, and...

Does your child have trouble recognizing words?

So you teach your child a word, then three lines later they can’t recognize the word you just taught them.  Is it a language problem,...

Book a workshop by July 2019 and the fee is waived for schools, non profits and parent groups

Are you an educator or parent concerned about a struggling child? You may have already read the research showing that eye tracking problems can cause...

Amitriptyline: A migraine medication that can cause dizziness and headaches?

Are you taking Amitriptyline?  Here are a few things you should know: Amitriptyline is a tricyclic antidepressant that also is prescribed for headaches and migraines. ...

Post Concussion Symptoms Improve with Prism Glasses

Wow. I have been struggling with my concussion symptoms for nearly a year. After some test, Dr McCrodan built a pair of prism glasses for...

‘Your dizziness and symptoms are all in your head’

Gaslight (verb):  to manipulate someone in to questioning their own sanity. It seems like almost every day I meet someone who has been told that...

Could blue light glasses or coatings actually be harming you?

Dave Asprey Glasses Computer screen blue light filters have become a hot topic lately. Especially in relation to headaches or migraines. They are being pushed...

Vision Testing for Post Concussion

Still struggling with post concussion symptoms? Are you sensitive to screens? Do you get headaches throughout the day? Are you having trouble concentrating on reading...

Vision Therapy Improves Reading Fluency and Comprehension: Controlled Trial Study

To be a great soccer player you’d need to have great foot movement.  Why do we so often forget that young readers need to have...

Grade 6 with a Concussion

My son (grade 6 student)  commenced treatment with Dr McCrodan after suffering a serious concussion accident.  He also had been diagnosed with dyslexia and the...

Concussion Recovery Programs: Are you missing something?

Concussion recovery programs are now common in many clinics and hospitals.  Many of these fantastic concussion or neuro-rehab programs are missing one critical component: vision. ...

Vision Therapy Will Not Help Dyslexia

Defn: Dyslexia is a learning difficulty that primarily affects the skills involved in accurate and fluent word reading and spelling. Characteristic features of dyslexia are difficulties in phonological awareness,...

Vestibular Migraines

Do you or someone you love suffer from vestibular migraines? If so, there may be triggers and treatments that have not yet been discovered or...

Post Concussion Guidelines Emphasize Vision Therapy

This is reproduced from the guidelines published by St. Joseph’s and Fowler Kennedy: POST-CONCUSSION SYNDROME MANAGEMENT GUIDELINES INTRODUCTION The most recent Consensus Statement on Concussion...

Developmental Coordination Disorder: Bad Coordinates?

What if our current thinking on Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD) is completely overlooking something so obvious? Let’s look at the logic and language involved with...

Are your glasses part of the problem or part of the solution?

Why does one glasses prescription stop your headaches and migraines, while the other just lets you see clearly? Have you seen someone cry when they...

From IEP to Honor Roll!

Opto-Mization Neurovisual Performance Matthew Olson was described by the school assessment team as in need of yearly IEP’s due to his learning disability in Grade...

John suffered pain, numbness and fatigue before Opto-mization

Literally see the world in a different way Dear Dr. McCrodan, The improvements to my vision, headaches, quality of life and professional performance achieved through...

Dizziness, Vertigo and Chronic Migraines

Two years ago I became unwell.  It started as dizziness and progressed very rapidly to a host of symptoms including nausea, crippling headaches, disorientation, stuttering,...

Post Concussion Syndrome Vision Problems

As you are reading this text, your brain is controlling how the incoming information is processed, and how your eyes track, coordinate, and focus.  Post...

Is computer based therapy enough?

In this day and age we are all looking for a quick fix, or hope to be able to offer one. I’m reminded of a...

She missed 5 months of school and couldn’t walk

4 months ago a young girl walked into our office, unable to stand without two hands braced on anything, and had to walk by hanging...

Jared

Since a very young age Jared has struggled with anxiety, behavioural issues and a lack of physical coordination. He comes across to others as very...

Vision therapy reduces ADHD symptoms

Happy Monday! Many children with convergence insufficiency and other binocular vision disorders display symptoms identical to ADHD.  Since ADHD is a diagnosis of exclusion (meaning...

Vision Problems post concussion can wreak havoc with school and work

Concussions often affect how the eyes work, resulting in difficulty returning to work or school. Congrats to Alex and his family for their hard work...

“Vision Therapy- My Daughter’s Voyage to Learning”

Here is your feel-good Friday post.  This was copied to me by a mom of a wonderful young girl who has now just blossomed after...

Robyn

A testimonial from a grateful patient. In February 2015 I suffered a serious concussion that left me disoriented, nauseous, dizzy and exhausted. I was unable...

Can Vision Therapy Help Dyslexia?

Question: I have a ten year old daughter with Dyslexia, would vision therapy be applicable to her? – S. Hi S, Thank you for the...

Victoria Vision Therapy Patient in the News!

It takes a lot of bravery to share a story of difficulties with reading, writing and academics.  It takes even more bravery to make this...

A concussion changed my sister’s learning

One of the newest measurements of an athlete’s status after a hit in sports is if they can perform the same on an eye tracking...

Children’s Vision Problems Mimic ADHD: Times Colonist article

The Times Colonist published a fantastic article today discussing how vision problems can mimic ADHD.  Early in my career I worked a lot with Dr....

Sports Vision Training in Victoria B.C.

The New York Times recently published an excellent article talking about sports vision training.  An athlete’s swing is only as accurate as where his brain has...

Is it Really Attention Deficit Disorder?

Could Vision Problems Cause an Attention Deficit Disorder Diagnosis? There are two points that will help here: 1.  Attention deficit disorder is a diagnosis of...

How Unseen Visual Deficits Can Impact Your Child’s School Performance

Overlooked: Are Unseen Visual Deficits Causing Your Child Trouble at School? Meet Austin. At 6 years old and half way through grade one, he was...

Back to School Blues? Why 20/20 isn’t enough

I used to think I didn’t like to read because I was stupid. Now I realize it was a problem with how my eyes work....