Category Archives: vision rehabilitation

Concussion and Vision

Concussions Concussions are finally getting the long due attention that they deserve. The CDC estimates “1.6 to 3.8 million concussion occur in sports and recreational activities annually(1)”. The symptoms of many concussion may resolve spontaneously and never get reported so … Continue reading

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The Functional Effects of Nystagmus

What is nystagmus? Nothing can appear so disruptive as eyes that are constantly moving. As therapist’s, we become very concerned as we attempt to imagine how a child with nystagmus sees the universe and the functional affects of these constantly … Continue reading

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An Occupational Therapist Treats Convergence Insufficiency

An OT treats CI The process the author uses to treat convergence insufficiency has been very efficient, effective and repeatable. Symptoms are generally resolved in 8-10 visits for neuro-typical children and adolescences. This treatment process does not include assessment of … Continue reading

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Legally Blind

“Pt is legally blind” What does it mean when a patient is legally blind? Technically, to be legally blind, ones visual acuity in best correction is less than 20/200. Here is a great simulator to help one imagine what that … Continue reading

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“Is it a vision problem?”

Does this child have a visually-based problem? Our children present with a vast array of problems affecting their development and academics. Sensory problems, trauma, autism, behavior, ADHD and the list goes on. Our children get assessed by OTs, and PTs, … Continue reading

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Letter Reversals

Letter Reversals Letter reversals are frequently an area of concern for parents as their child begins to learn writing and reading. Reversals are often viewed as a sign of dyslexia and are surrounded by myth. Here are the facts on … Continue reading

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Equipment for Vision Rehabilitation

“What tools do I need to perform basic vision rehab interventions in my clinic?” The first thing one needs is information. Understanding and Managing Vision Deficits-A Guide for Occupational Therapists would be a wise investment. Dr. Scheiman’s book explains assessing and … Continue reading

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Sensory Modulated Postural Dysfunction

Posture and Vision The magnocellular tract plays an important role in posture. It provides visual information that allows for spontaneous adjustment of posture and muscle tone as the environment changes. Integration of vestibular information with this visual information helps keep … Continue reading

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Motion sickness and the eyes

Motion Sickness As part of my vision rehab evaluation with patient I always ask about motion sensitivity (or car sickness). The answer can give cues to the functioning of the ambient (magnocellular)visual system. What is motion sickness? The semicircular canals … Continue reading

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The Brock String

The Brock String The humble Brock consists of a length of string (from 3 to 10 ft) with a series of beads (from 3 to 5 beads) placed at various intervals. This simple instrument is powerful tools in teaching binocular … Continue reading

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