VisionHelp represents a group of leading Optometric vision specialists in the U.S. who serve to provide greater awareness and understanding of the science and best practices for training the visual brain. VisionHelp consists of University Professors, past presidents of national and state associations, and authors of professional publications on various aspects of vision treatment and vision therapy.
A compilation of data regarding amblyopia. Topics include: definition, visual consequences, prevalence, old and new treatment options, and scientific publications. This resource is excellent for parents and practitioners alike, as it has the most current treatment methodologies to manage amblyopia, including the reduced use of patching and drops. Current treatment involves active vision therapy with treatment as a binocular disorder, as opposed to a monocular one.
Information on how vision is impacted by concussions, whether they are diagnosed or not. This site has sources on residual effects of concussion and goes over the common symptoms seen after a mild traumatic brain injury, many of which are likely visual, and go untreated. Often times, these symptoms do not resolve without intervention. This project has an informational video, links to local neuro-optometrists, protocols for treatment, and additional resources to learn more about vision and concussion.
The College of Optometrists in Vision Development (COVD) is a non-profit, international membership association of eye care professionals including optometrists, optometry students, and vision therapists. Established in 1971, COVD provides board certification for optometrists and vision therapists who are prepared to offer state-of-the-art services in behavioral and developmental vision care, vision therapy, and neuro optometric rehabilitation.
These specialized vision care services develop and enhance visual abilities and correct many vision problems in infants, children, and adults. Vision care provided by all COVD members is based on the principle that vision can be developed and changed.
This website has a wealth of information regarding vision therapy and can help find local certified optometrists to diagnose and treat binocular vision disorders.
The Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Association, International (NORA), is a group of committed individuals from various disciplines whose focus is advancing the art and science of vision rehabilitation for the neurologically challenged patient. This site provides information on common symptoms after traumatic brain injury or concussion, as well as treatment methods, and a database of NORA-certified professionals. It also has several informational documents and links to relevant websites.
Founded in 1981, following the suicide of a gifted student in Michigan, SENG has worked to offer support and guidance to the gifted community, through education, research, and connection. With the right intellectual and emotional support, gifted people can accept themselves and fulfill the potential of their incredible capabilities. And, perhaps more importantly, the can learn to work with their high sensitivities to feel balanced, happy, and at peace.