By Robert Kurson
By Robert Kurson
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by Robin and Jillian Benoit
Author and mother, Robin Benoit, had no idea that her then five-year old daughter, Jillian, had a vision problem until a birthday party with a pirate theme shocked her into reality. One of the mothers at the party put a pirate's eye patch over Jillian's 'good' eye, effectively blinding the little girl. A trip to an ophthalmologist discovered that she had amblyopia. Using traditional ophthalmologic treatment, acuity in the amblyopic eye improved significantly. However as a 4th grader, following three years of home schooling, Jillian was falling behind in the regular classroom. Robin suspected a continuing vision problem but the MD found acuity at adequate levels. Following an exhaustive internet search Robin "discovered" Vision Therapy and a nearby OEP Clinical Associate, Dr. James Horning who provided vision therapy to Jillian. Even though her acuity had improved, Jillian had a significant visual processing problem that was improved through VT.
A moving story, well written and easy for parents, teachers and other lay people to read and understand, Jillian's Story is an excellent example of the difference between ophthalmologic and optometric treatment approaches. An excellent addition for your patient library, Clinical Associates will want to have additional copies available for local libraries, educators and parents. Successful, satisfied patients tell our story better than we could ever hope to.
When neuroscientist Susan Barry was fifty years old, she took an unforgettable trip to Manhattan. As she emerged from the dim light of the subway into the sunshine, she saw a view of the city that she had witnessed many times in the past but now saw in an astonishingly new way. Skyscrapers on street corners appeared to loom out toward her like the bows of giant ships. Tree branches projected upward and outward, enclosing and commanding palpable volumes of space. Leaves created intricate mosaics in 3D. With each glance, she experienced the deliriously novel sense of immersion in a three dimensional world.
Barry had been cross-eyed and stereoblind since early infancy. After half a century of perceiving her surroundings as flat and compressed, on that day she was seeing Manhattan in stereo depth for first time in her life. As a neuroscientist, she understood just how extraordinary this transformation was, not only for herself but for the scientific understanding of the human brain. Scientists have long believed that the brain is malleable only during a "critical period" in early childhood. According to this theory, Barry's brain had organized itself when she was a baby to avoid double vision - and there was no way to rewire it as an adult. But Barry found an optometrist who prescribed a little-known program of vision therapy; after intensive training, Barry was ultimately able to accomplish what other scientists and even she herself had once considered impossible.
A revelatory account of the brain's capacity for change, Fixing My Gaze describes Barry's remarkable journey and celebrates the joyous pleasure of our senses.
Softbound, 272 pages. #XSRB100-P
By Margaret Sasse
By Lisa A. Kurtz
By Jeffrey Anshel, O.D.
This resource offers basic information about the eye, an alphabetical listing of eye and visual system disorders, and both conventional and alternative treatments for a wide range of common and unusual eye problems. Part one gives basic information about the eyes and how to care for them including detailed sections on nutrition, herbal therapies, and homeopathic remedies. Part two lists a guide of symptoms and possible causes and a brief but thorough section on first aid, then discusses disorders of the eye and visual system in alphabetical order. Each entry gives an overview of the disorder, conventional treatments and self-treatments; tables detailing effective nutritional, herbal and homeopathic remedies; a list of general recommendations. Part three offers eye-care techniques and procedures, including the latest information on refractive surgeries and vision therapies. Softbound, 224 pages.
By David Cook, OD.
A 7-minute-a-day training program for improving the brain-to-eye connection necessary to see deeper, longer, smaller, faster to absorb more information. Through trained behavioral optometrist David Cook’s simple exercises and tests, the productive 7-minute-a-day program outlined in this breakthrough book works as a personal trainer for improving the brain-to-eye connection necessary to help poor eyesight sufferers to see deeper, longer, smaller, faster, to absorb more information, and to achieve a whole new outlook on life. Softbound, 222 pages.
Strategies That Bridge the Gap Between Learning Styles and Test-Taking Success
By Pat Wyman
Revised and updated, this book discusses the mismatch between learning and testing that can be problematic for many students. Traditional multiple-choice tests are fine for children with a linear and visual learning style, but for those non-visual or kinesthetic learners they are difficult. The book focuses on empowering students with a range of learning and memory strategies to meet a variety of learning situations. Softbound, 139 pages. New lower price!
By Allen & Virginia Crane
By Robert-Michael Kaplan, O.D.
A fascinating book designed for the layperson which describes the use of vision therapy and nutrition, lifestyle and attitude changes to improve eyesight. Chapters include an overview of the anatomy of the eye and a description of Avision@; life=s opportunities with sections on nearsightedness, astigmatism, eye diseases; the challenge to be clear and much, much more. Also included are an appendix, AThe Essential Integrated Vision Therapy Program@ and an extensive bibliography and resources. Softbound, 180 pages.