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2014-02-18 08:59:46

With a little practice on a computer or iPad—25 minutes a day, 4 days a week, for 2 months—our brains can learn to see better, according to a study of University of California, Riverside baseball players reported in the Cell Press journal Current Biology on February 17. The new evidence also shows that a visual training program can sometimes make the difference between winning and losing. The study is the first, as far as the researchers know, to show that perceptual learning can...

Visual System Can Retain Plasticity After Extended Blindness
2014-01-27 12:47:19

Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary Deprivation of vision during critical periods of childhood development has long been thought to result in irreversible vision loss. Now, researchers from the Schepens Eye Research Institute/Massachusetts Eye and Ear, Harvard Medical School (HMS) and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have challenged that theory by studying a unique population of pediatric patients who were blind during these critical periods before removal of bilateral...

2013-10-28 08:30:06

LAKE MARY, Fla., Oct. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- When the American Academy of Pediatrics issued its policy statement with recommendations for instrument-based pediatric vision screening in late 2012, Advocare LLC, a physician-owned, multi-specialty medical group operating in New Jersey and the greater Philadelphia metropolitan region, was already completing its testing of the Spot vision screener and promoting use of the device among pediatricians in its network. (Logo:...

2013-10-23 08:30:36

LAKE MARY, Fla., Oct. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- In late 2012, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) published a statement describing the use of automated vision-screening technology, also known as instrument-based vision screening. With the AAP's annual conference coming to Orlando (Oct. 26-29), PediaVision, maker of the Spot vision screener, is highlighting the success of two Orlando-area pediatric practices, Middleton Pediatrics and Altamonte Pediatric Associates, that are using...

2013-10-02 12:29:02

COMPANY HELPS RACINE CHILDREN SEE MORE CLEARLY RACINE, Wis., Oct. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- SC Johnson will be honored later this month with the 2013 Prevent Blindness Wisconsin Community Partner Award for its commitment to supporting healthy vision for children in the Racine Unified School District (RUSD) through Prevent Blindness Wisconsin's Star Pupils Vision Screening Program. The program provided free vision screenings and health education to more than 2,000 four and five-year-old...

2013-08-26 13:27:36

NIH-funded study could lead to new treatments for amblyopia A study in mice reveals an elegant circuit within the developing visual system that helps dictate how the eyes connect to the brain. The research, funded by the National Institutes of Health, has implications for treating amblyopia, a vision disorder that occurs when the brain ignores one eye in favor of the other. Amblyopia is the most common cause of visual impairment in childhood, and can occur whenever there is a...

2013-05-28 23:02:25

Eye doctor for the Florida State University football team, Robert Orsillo, OD, measures vision training success with the Diopsys® NOVA-VEP Vision Testing System. Pine Brook, NJ (PRWEB) May 28, 2013 Dr. Robert Orsillo, Optometric Physician for the Florida State University athletic program, wanted an objective way to measure his vision training techniques and turned to the Diopsys® NOVA-VEP Vision Testing System for help. As many athletes and coaches know, speed and accuracy are...

2013-05-28 21:22:51

Dr. Susana T.L. Chung receives Glenn A. Fry Lecture Award for research on 'visual plasticity' in older adults Perceptual learning techniques may provide a useful new approach to rehabilitation in patients with central vision loss–taking advantage of visual plasticity that persists even in old age, according to a special article in the June issue of Optometry and Vision Science, official journal of the American Academy of Optometry. The journal is published by Lippincott Williams...

Playing Tetris To Treat Lazy Eye
2013-04-23 11:52:41

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Tetris is more than a fun and exciting way to practice your skills at packing a moving truck. According to new study, the iconic Russian tile-matching game created by Alexey Pajitnov in 1984 can also be used to correct amblyopia, or lazy eye. This condition is caused when the brain sends imbalanced processing signals and favors one eye over the other. New research from the McGill University in Montreal has looked into the...

2012-10-19 04:00:36

The American Optometric Association estimates that as many as one in four school-age children have vision problems which hinder their classroom learning. However, a recent report from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that less than 15 percent of all preschool children receive an eye exam. Los Angeles Ophthalmologist Dr. Babak Shabatian of CaliEye offers tips for parents regarding the eye health of their children. Los Angeles, California (PRWEB) October 18, 2012...