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Homepage of the College of Optometrists in Vision Development, the national certifying organization of optometrists specializing in vision therapy:  http://www.covd.org

Fun site with great eye exercises to promote good visual health:  http://www.eyecanlearn.com

Excellent site packed full of great Information on vision therapy:  http://www.vision-therapy.com/

Good information source on children's visual health, vision disorders, and vision therapy:  http://www.children-special-needs.org/

Optometric Extension Program, a national optometric foundation dedicated to vision therapy training and education: http://www.healthy.net/oep/VISION.HTM

Excellent information on vision and learning:   http://www.visionandlearning.org

Parents Active for Vision Education (PAVE), a national nonprofit organization dedicated to informing the public, parents, and teachers about children's vision problems: http://www.pavevision.org

Learning Problems - The Visual Connection:  This 75-minute seminar is available on the Internet to educate parents, teachers, schools, and health care providers about vision-related learning problems that are often undiagnosed in children.

Excellent site dedicated to providing information on vision therapy, www.visiontherapy.org, including the following links: 

Frequently asked questions about vision therapy: visiontherapy.org/vision-therapy/faqs/vision-therapy-FAQs.html#Q:2

The scientific support for vision therapy: http://www.visiontherapy.org/vision-therapy/vision-therapy-studies.html

Information on Vision Therapy for Health Care Professionals by the American Academy of Optometry and the American Optometric Association: http://www.visiontherapy.org/vision-therapy/pdfs/02_vt_info_AOA_AAO.pdf

An article about vision therapy from the Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine: Vision Training 

Web site on vision and depth perception, vision problems, and vision therapy:  http://www.vision3D.com/

Online information on vision and vision therapy: http://www.visionhelp.com/index.htm

Information on vision and learning from WebMD: http://my.webmd.com/content/article/11/1668_51242

A discussion of vision development and vision therapy by an educational specialist: http://www.autism.org/visual.html

An Attention Deficit Disorder web site explains how certain vision disorders are sometimes mistaken for ADD or ADHD:  http://www.add-adhd.org/index.html

Research on eye teaming disorder and ADD/ADHD: http://health.ucsd.edu/news/2000_04_12_Shiley.html

Excellent annotated bibliography of research regarding the effectiveness of vision therapy: http://www.agape1.com/research.htm

Site dedicated to providing good information on strabismus ("crossed eyes"): http://www.strabismus.org/

Information on vision therapy as the best treatment option for crossed eyes: http://www.sola.com/consumers/conditions/crossed_eyes.shtml

Pharmacists Planning Service (PPSI), a nonprofit informational organization for pharmacists, is striving to inform the public about how undetected vision problems is often mistaken for ADHD:  http://www.ppsinc.org/childeye.htm

Web site with good ADD/ADHD information that encourages parents to have their child's vision evaluated to ensure poor visual skills are not contributing to the child's inability to stay on task and pay attention: http://www.addchoices.com/vision.html

Good information on children's vision and vision therapy: http://www.visiontherapycenter.com/

Site dedicated to providing information on vision therapy: http://www.visiontherapy.org/

Information on rehabilitation of injury-induced vision problems:  http://www.nora.cc/

Photographs of children in therapy with good information about visual disorders: http://www.lifetimeeyecare.net/therapy.html

Great information on the visual processes involved in reading: http://members.aol.com/twoeyedox/vision.htm 

Good visual demonstrations showing how children with poor visual processing skills see: http://members.aol.com/twoeyedox/EyeVisInfo.htm

Vision Therapy Optometrists Online: http://www.optometrists.org/public_eye_care.html

A learning disabilities specialist discusses how poor visual perception can affect learning: http://parentpals.com/gossamer/pages/Detailed/890.html

The results of one school's collaborative effort with a developmental optometrist to provide vision therapy to students with vision problems and the improvements in the children's reading compared to students who did not receive vision therapy: http://www.successlink.org/ppss/element/pp_blue.asp   http://www.successlink.org/ppss/ppss_detail.asp?ID=40 

A discussion from the National Center for Learning Disabilities on the ways visual processing and perceptual deficits can impede learning: http://www.ncld.org/LDInfoZone/InfoZone_FactSheet_VisualPD_Details.cfm

LD Online offers a discussion about the ways deficits in visual information processing can affect learning: http://www.ldonline.org/ld_indepth/process_deficit/visual_auditory.html

A discussion of how poor visual oculomotor skills contribute attention problems and impulsivity:  http://www.yourfamilyclinic.com/adhd/vision.html

A discussion of how visual processing deficits are often mistaken for ADD from the mother of a daughter with visual perceptual deficits: http://www.womenof.com/Articles/fc061499.asp

An independent, non-profit educational cooperative discusses the vital role vision plays in learning: http://www.prel.org/products/paced/mar02/pc_vonoelhoffen.htm 

Excellent discussion of the role vision plays in the classroom published by Restored Hope Remedial Services: http://hope-christian.org/pdf/closepoint.PDF

Educator's Guide to Classroom Vision Problems: http://www.wkbt.com/global/story.asp?s=1784655&ClientType=Printable

Good information on infants and children's vision: http://www.hollywoodvision.com/html/children_infant_vision.html

InfantSEE™ is a free public health program for children during their first year of life:  www.infantsee.org

 

 
 

The Children's Vision Information Network was created to raise public awareness about potential vision problems in children.  This site is not intended as a substitute for a complete eye exam and professional advice from your family optometrist.  Parents, teachers, occupational therapists, psychologists, and related professionals have permission to copy and distribute information contained in the site for educational purposes only with the condition that each page is copied in its entirety with the URL included (www.ChildrensVision.com).  All publishing rights are reserved. Direct specific inquiries to Mary Barton, Director of Vision Therapy, at (316) 722-3740 or email VTDirector@ChildrensVision.com.