Non-surgical Treatment for Strabismus (Eye Turn)

There is a non-surgical way to treat strabismus! Strabismus is a misaligned eye, sometimes called “lazy eye”. Vision therapy helps teach the eyes to work together, and many patients get dramatic results without surgery.
Even if you have already had surgery, vision therapy can help improve functionality and maintain alignment. Without good control and coordination in the brain, the eyes may end up turning again.

If you or someone you know has an eye turn, schedule a comprehensive eye exam with Dr. Lee to learn more about your options!

Follow this link for a recent article on the topic: Eye therapy offers non-invasive options for misaligned eyes

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Vision and Learning

The kids are back in school! If your child is struggling in school, but you cannot put a finger one why, schedule an appointment today for a comprehensive eye exam!
1 in 4 children have a Learning Related Vision Problem that is often times undetected.

If you’re an educator and would like to learn more about how to help your students, Dr. Lee is available for presentations on the link between vision and learning for parent/teacher groups. Send an email to info[at]drclaudialee[dot]com or call the office at (905) 666-4848 to get your group on the calendar, as spaces on PD days for this academic year 2015-16 will fill up fast!

Here’s a really great video on vision and learning, with perspectives from optometrists, teachers, patients, and parents.

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Treatment for Visual Symptoms after Acquired Brain Injury

If you missed her last week, that’s because Dr. Lee was out of the office for more continuing education on new treatment options for visual symptoms in patients with acquired brain injuries. She is always excited to hear about new research and bring back different ways to help our patients!

Ask for more information if you’re experiencing blurry vision, light sensitivity, difficulty concentrating, headaches, problems with reading, double vision, or other visual problems as a result of a motor vehicle accident or other head trauma.

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Get Ready for Back To School With an Eye Exam!

Don’t forget an eye exam on the back-to-school list to make sure your child is equipped to reach his/her full learning potential!
1 in 4 kids suffer from a vision problem which can learning. Children are covered for a yearly eye exam by OHIP, and the first check-up should be done at 6 months to make sure the eyes are developing well. They don’t need to be able to read letters for the assessment.
Thanks to the Eye See Eye Learn program for students entering JK, glasses are provided at no charge to the parent if they are needed. Call the office for more info.
Watch the video at this link for more information about what to expect at your child’s eye exam!
Eye Exams Should Be On Back-To-School To-Do List

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Information about Amblyopia

Here’s a great explanation of amblyopia (aka “lazy eye”), and how we treat it with binocular vision therapy, which can achieve better results than just patching alone! Even adults with amblyopia can develop the ability to better integrate messages from both eyes together.
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with amblyopia, don’t miss this video!

by Dr. Dan Fortenbacher, Founder of Wow Vision Therapy in Michigan

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