If your child has attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), all of his or her symptoms may not be caused by the disorder. A surprising number of children also have vision problems that cont ...View Article
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There are innumerable resources available to learn more about vision dysfunctions, the efficacy of vision therapy, and supportive evidence.
Where possible, copies of original articles in the public access domain are linked below. Many more publications are available in print in our office library.
A sampling of relevant papers:
American Academy of Optometry; section on Binocular Vision, Perception, and Pediatric Optometry:
Position Paper on Optometric Care of the Struggling Student: For parents, educators, and other professionals
Correlation between ADHD behaviors and symptomatic convergence insufficiency or accommodative dysfunction:
Measuring ADHD behaviors in children with symptomatic accommodative dysfunction or convergence insufficiency- a preliminary study
Eric Borsting, O.D., M.S., Michael Rouse, O.D., M.S. Ray Chu, O.D.
Profound correlation between ADHD and Vision problems which are not correctable by glasses or contact lenses, sample of >75,000 children:
ADHD and Vision Problems in the National Survey of Children’s Health.
Optometry and Vision Science, 2016.
National Survey of Children’s Health, conducted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. DeCarlo DK, Swanson M, McGwin G, Visscher K, Owsley C.
Review definitions of the binocular conditions, along with guidance for seeking help.
Editorial: The Binocular Vision Dysfunction Pandemic
Optometry and Vision Development, 2010
Dominick Maino, O.D., M.Ed., F.A.A.O., F.C.O.V.D.-A.
Comprehensive review article on vision therapy efficacy:
The Scientific Basis for and Efficacy of Optometric Vision Therapy in Nonstrabismic Accommodative and Vergence Disorders
Kenneth J. Ciuffreda, O.D., Ph.D., F.C.O.V.D.-A.
Evidence for role of binocular-vision-based treatment of amblyopia, and neuroplasticity extending far beyond the presumed “critical period”:
Removing the Brakes on Plasticity in the Amblyopic Brain
Optometry and Vision Science, 2011
Dennis M. Levi, O.D., Ph.D., FAAO