Many children present to our office with difficulties reading. They often have received a diagnosis of dyslexia prior to visiting our office; but is it really dyslexia? In my professional opinion it is difficult to diagnose dyslexia with certainty when a visual processing evaluation has not been performed. Can both a visual and language problem […]
This will not be the year your child struggles in school….and here is why…COVID-19, With the 2019-2020 school year ending early, children were forced to participate in “school-at-home”. Many parents witnessed first-hand their child participating in the learning experience. For some parents it was privilege to see how well their child performed. However, it was […]
Is it Dyslexia or a Vision Problem?
According to the College of Optometrists in Vision Development (COVD), many learning problems parents first suspect to be issues such as dyslexia or ADHD turn out to be problems with vision. Although educational screenings for learning issues are important, optometrists who specialize in providing vision therapy stress that a special type of screening might be […]
Interview with Parents and Kids Magazine.
Dr. Megan Lott was interviewed by Gretchen Cook, the publisher of Parents and Kids Magazine. In this lively interview Dr. Lott discusses her story of how she began practicing vision therapy, how she views vision, and why vision must be ruled out if a child is struggling in school. A light-hearted interview that answers common […]
Sports Vision For The Aspiring Athlete
By Meagan Sumrall Lott, OD, FCOVD, Belle Vue Specialty Eye Care Eyesight or 20/20 is defined as “normal vision.” But is it? What does 20/20 really mean? Basically, it is only a measure of visual acuity (sharpness) using the familiar letter chart. This chart was developed in 1862 by Herman Snellen, a Dutch ophthalmologist. You […]
Out With The Old And In With The New New – Treatments To Wake Up Lazy Eyes
Amblyopia, or “lazy eye,” is a condition that occurs when there is an incomplete cooperation between the two eyes at the brain level. It is a misconception that the eye is “lazy.” Actually, that couldn’t be further from the truth. The problem lies in the brain, not the eye. 95 percent of vision occurs in […]
September Healthy Cells Magazine
Every “mild” brain injury is a serious situation. A brain injury can be life altering, no matter how “mild” it is. It can cause lasting damage that affects a patient’s quality of life. Most brain injury patients exhibit visual problems that arises from the neurological damage. Brain injuries include, but are not limited to, head […]
August: Vision And Learning Month
August is the time of year for a fresh start at school. Everything for a kid is new. New uniforms. New shoes. New backpack. New teacher. Maybe even a new school. It’s a chance for every student to begin with a clean slate—a chance to succeed. It is said 80 percent of learning in a […]