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Can Vision Therapy Help Myopia?

In certain cases, vision therapy may help manage the symptoms of myopia (nearsightedness). Read on to discover the hows and the whys.

Common Visual Symptoms to Watch for in Children

Vision problems are often missed during your child’s school vision screenings. Having them undergo a comprehensive eye exam can help detect any underlying vision problems. Help your child enjoy learning by giving them the tools they need to succeed with vision therapy.

Should My Child See An Occupational Therapist Or A Vision Therapist?

While occupational therapy and vision therapy have some similarities, they are actually very different. Read on to learn about their differences, and find out whether you should have your child see a vision therapist.

How Vision Therapy Impacts Confidence & Success

Confidence is one of the keys to success. If your child is struggling in school or in sports, it could be due to a vision problem. Find out how vision therapy can improve your child’s visual skills and boost their self-confidence.

4 Ways To Help Your Students With Vision-Related Learning Difficulties

Find out how educators can accommodate students with poor visual skills and help them learn better.

Choose Holiday Gifts That Support Your Child’s Vision

When selecting a gift for your child this holiday season, try to choose one that promotes learning, creativity, and visual health. Check out our recommendations!

How to Know If Your Child Has a Functional Vision Problem

Even children with 20/20 vision may experience functional visual problems that can negatively affect their schoolwork and enjoyment of activities like reading and sports. Our vision therapy program can help treat these visual problems, allowing your child to reach their potential both in the classroom and on the sports field.

Can At-Home Learning Cause Vision Problems in Children?

Many schoolchildren have started the new school year at home, learning in online classes at least part of the time. As parents, it's important to monitor your children for signs of eyestrain and the worsening of other eye conditions.

Will Wearing Glasses Weaken My Eyes?

Eyeglasses correct deficiencies in our vision. While eyesight might weaken as we age, wearing glasses is not the cause.

The 5 Most Common Vision Problems In Children

Most parents have heard of nearsightedness (myopia) and farsightedness (hyperopia), but there are many other visual problems that can affect a child’s success. Here are some common visual problems we think you should know about.

Is Your Child or Young Adult a Struggling Student?

If your child struggles with reading, focusing, or performing other academic tasks, it may be time to consider vision therapy. Here’s why.

Why Vision Therapy Provides Lasting Correction For Strabismus – Eye-Turn

Vision therapy is the ideal treatment for strabismus and offers long-term results because it targets the root of the issue — the brain.

Fun Home-Based Activities to Strengthen Your Child’s Vision

Did you know kids can keep developing visual functions from the comfort of their home? In this text, we outline various fun and engaging exercises parents can do with their kids to develop accommodation, depth perception, and other critical visual skills.

Treating Your Non-Reader With Vision Therapy

Are you frustrated your bright child is not reading at the level you think they should be? They may actually be suffering from an issue in their visual system. Our practice can assess more than just 20/20 vision and use vision therapy to treat any vision-related learning issues that could be affecting your child.

Building Your Child’s Confidence Through Vision Therapy

Vision therapy helps children with poor visual skills perform daily tasks more efficiently and with ease. This can lead to more success with school-work and sports, which, in turn, can have a positive effect on one's self-confidence.

A Short History of Vision Therapy

Vision therapy, practiced for over 150 years, has been helping patients with visual problems strengthen the eye-brain connection. Over the years, it has developed and expanded into a highly effective method for learning or improving visual skills.

3 Reasons Why You Should Kickstart the New Year With Vision Therapy

Whether you’re a pro-athlete or a 4th grader struggling to read, improved vision skills can boost confidence and success in life. Consider vision therapy this year and see the change for yourself!

Is My Child Too Young for Vision Therapy?

Those with excellent visual acuity may experience difficulty with visual processing or focus, which can impact various aspects of a child’s development, learning ability, and daily functioning. Fortunately, visual skills can be trained through vision therapy. Question is: how young is too young for your child to begin vision therapy?

Struggling with Reading & Overall Learning Problems

During COVID-19, parents are challenged with the task of supporting their children’s studies as they contend with online classrooms and homework. We can certainly acknowledge our teachers have done a phenomenal job at adapting their classroom setting to a virtual one, but a struggling reader or learning problem is hard...

Lianne M. Pino, OD, FCOVD Becomes Fellow of the College of Optometrists in Vision Development

The International Examination and Certification Board (IECB) of the College of Optometrists in Vision Development (COVD) has certified Dr. Lianne M. Pino of Miami, FL as a Fellow of the College of Optometrists in Vision Development (FCOVD). The Fellow certification process serves to identify individuals through Board certification who are...

Our own Dr. Pino in The Florida Villager: Vision and Learning

VISION AND LEARNING IN SCHOOL, 75 TO 90 PERCENT OF WHAT WE LEARN INVOLVES our visual system. About 25 percent of students struggle with their visual skills such as eye teaming, eye focusing, eye tracking and visual information processing. In the technological world that we live in now there is...

Florida Villager Article by Dr. Lianne Pino: How Vision Therapy Helps Struggling Students

ONE OUT OF FOUR CHILDREN STRUGGLE WITH reading and learning unnecessarily because of undiagnosed vision problems, making vision therapy a simple and effective tool in helping children (as well as adults) overcome these obstacles to perform everyday tasks more easily and efficiently. But what is vision therapy and how does...

March Is Brain Injury Awareness Month

March is brain injury month. Eyesight is the human brains most sophisticated sensory system.  About 50 percent of brain injuries demonstrate visual skill deficiencies.  There are two types of brain injury:  traumatic brain injury (TBI) such as concussions and acquired brain injury (ABI) such as cerebrovascular accident or stroke.  Visual...

Dr. Lianne Pino

dr pino pictureDr. Lianne Pino is a Developmental Optometrist dedicated to treating children and adults with visual skill deficiencies. She provides in-depth testing for diagnosis and treatment of visual problems that often interfere with reading and learning. She graduated from the Illinois College of Optometry with Honors in Pediatrics and Binocular Vision Services. Dr. Pino understands the needs of patients young and old, and is skilled in very specific testing and diagnosis tools designed to identify many types of vision-related problems, often seen in people with learning disabilities, ADHD, and Autism.

Dr. Pino also performs in-depth testing for the diagnosis and treatment of neuro-visual and ocular-motor difficulties related to traumatic and acquired brain injuries including accidents, concussion, stroke and other visual and processing difficulties.

She is a member of the American Optometric Association and the College of Optometrists in Vision Development.