FAQ: How to recognize possible binocular vision issues disguised as “learning disabilities”

FAQ: How to recognize possible binocular vision issues disguised as “learning disabilities”

Some observations and tips from Angie Hammack Huskison who is an experienced Vision Therapist working at Snider Therapy Center in Columbus, Mississippi. "I meet often with teachers and administrative staff regarding our patients that are in our therapy program. I had a meeting just this Tuesday, and the teacher stated she couldn't understand why the child wouldn't complete any work on the right side of the page. I was able to explain that this child has extremely small visual motion fields (she can't see the entire page) and that light therapy will address those…Read more …
Session 44: Doing time

Session 44: Doing time

I've been working with the Aperture Rule for two weeks now. The device once again demonstrates the things I have been explaining about vergence and accommodation. This device comes with two plates you can change. The one with the one hole is to train convergence and the one with the two holes is to learn how to diverge your eyes. Depending on where you put the plate the degree of difficulty changes and there are 12 levels. With both plates I can only reach level 4 but the reason why I can't make it…Read more …
Analysis of strabismus and its symptoms, patient prognosis and success rate of Vision Therapy

Analysis of strabismus and its symptoms, patient prognosis and success rate of Vision Therapy

My awesome friend and medical student Stephanie Johanns found the success rates of Vision Therapy for me through a medical search engine. She got me the Optometric clinical practice guidlines for the care of patients with accommodative and vergence dysfunction published by the American Optometric Association. She wanted me to have this scientific text aside from inspiring stories like Susan Barry's. 'Accommodative and vergence dysfunction' is a fancy phrase for (manifest as well as latent) strabismus, which in turn is a fancy word for being cross-eyed. This text, aside from being a bit technical, contains a positive…Read more …