How Life Looks With Strabismus

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“My eyes were never lazy. My brain just got confused.” YES!!!👏👏👏

Filmmaker James Robinson put together an excellent video to demonstrate what it’s like to have two eyes that don’t, as he says, “collaborate.” You’ll see in his old photos that his eyes started out turning inward (esotropia), but they now turn outward (exotropia). This is sadly not unusual to see after surgery, where the eye muscles are cut in a brute force attempt to make the eyes cooperate, but vision therapy can help teach the brain how to use them together. Well worth the 12 minutes to watch!

Eyes are NOT LAZY!!

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Non-Surgical Correction of Exotropia

M came to us because she was diagnosed with exotropia in her right eye, which means her right eye tended to drift out, so her eyes were not aligned. When M first started, she was unaware when this would happen, but when she was told by other people, she was able to fix it. She wanted to gain further awareness and control over her eye doing this because it started happening on a daily basis, mainly when she was tired or was watching TV for a long time, and her friends at school started commenting on it more frequently, so she was beginning to get more self-conscious. M’s goals for vision therapy was to increase awareness of when her eye was doing this and learn more skills to realign her eyes so both eyes could work better together.

After vision therapy, M was really happy with her progress because her right eye rarely turned out. Her Mom and other family members also commented that it was not happening often. If her eye did turn out, it was very infrequent, and M now felt when it happened. She has much more awareness of what her eyes were doing, and felt she gained better skills to realign her eyes if it did turn out. Congratulations M! We will miss you and your love of gymnastics.
#visiontherapy #exotropia #success #nosurgery

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Vision Therapy Helped Eye Turn

We’ve had a ton of VT grads this year, so we have to get back into the habit of sharing their success! 🥳🎉

N came to us because he was diagnosed with alternating exotropia, meaning both of his eyes took turns turning outwards. N had poor control over his eye movement skills and tended to move his head along with moving his eye, instead of being able to separate the two.

After vision therapy, N’s family members said they didn’t notice his eyes turn nearly as much as they used to, and N was much more aware of it. If it did happen, he could now have the awareness and control to realign them. Congratulations N! We will miss you and your love of hockey and playing new games!

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Vision Therapy Webinar

If you missed the Vision Therapy Info Session with Dr. Lee but would like to learn more about vision therapy, tune in tomorrow (Tuesday Oct 17) at 9am or 12pm EST for a webinar about vision therapy with Dr Ramesh.
A recording will be available if you cannot tune in at those times, but you must register.

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