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Okanagan Vision Therapy | What are Prism Glasses?
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What are “Prism Glasses”?

Many of our referral sources have become accustomed to talking to their clients about the possibility of using “prism glasses” to assist with their recovery from a variety of visual concerns. Referral is often pre-empted with a discussion about these therapeutic glasses and our positive...

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Okanagan Vision Therapy - Technology and the eyes of a child
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Technology and the eyes of a child

A day here at the office rarely goes by without a parent asking some very important questions about technology use and the visual system of their child. Our societal dependence on these devices is an extremely new phenomenon and it shows prudent judgement on the...

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Okanagan Vision Therapy - Diagnosing Convergence Insufficiency
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Diagnosing Convergence Insufficiency?

With many professionals now becoming aware of and learning more about functional visual deficits, I think it’s important to take time to discuss and outline one of the most common eye-teaming deficits that we see here at the office. As this particular condition can have...

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Okanagan Vision Therapy - Does Vision Therapy Work?
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Does Vision Therapy Work?

One of the more common questions that we hear over the phone or via email here at the clinic is something to the effect of “Does Vision Therapy work for insert sign, symptom or condition?” While we are certainly very appreciative of the inquiries, the answer...

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Okanagan Vision Therapy - Beautiful Woman eye. Vision and optometry background.
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Eyes & Ears

Before jumping into the content of this month’s blog, I’d like to ask that you perform a small task: E I’ll have you begin by staring directly and calmly at the letter E above. Now, while looking at the E, slowly rotate your head right, then left,...

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Okanagan Vision Therapy - Colourful puzzle pieces - symbol of autism
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Autism Spectrum Disorder

One of the challenging aspects of writing about the visual gifts and differences displayed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) comes from the array of presentations that one finds within the ASD community. The phrase “once you’ve seen one person with autism, you’ve seen one person...

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Okanagan Vision Therapy - A soccer player is ready to hit the ball. Goalkeeper is gonna dive on the left
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Sports Vision Training

I recall a time a few years back when a good friend and personal trainer mentioned to me that if you want to work a particular muscle group or system in the body you have to focus your mind on that area while performing an...

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Irlen Syndrome

I think it’s important to start this blog by noting that I have had wonderful success making use of tinted glasses when aiming to improve reading fluency. Following acquired brain injury, I will quite commonly recommend tinted glasses (primarily blue) in order to facilitate visual...

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