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What is Behavioral Optometry?

Behavioral optometry employs an integrated approach to treatment that views the individual as more than a refractive error, a patient, or visual issue. Extending traditional eyecare beyond 20/20 vision. What is Behavioral Optometry? We are more than just our eyes. However, some of us may experience vision based problems. When most people think of eye-related […]

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The Thatcher Effect Illusion

Does this person look normal to you? How about now? The eyes, and the brain, can fall prey to a range of optical illusions, for a variety of reasons. One such illusion is known as the Thatcher Effect. Named for former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, since it was a photo of her that was […]

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Amazing Optical Illusions, and How They Work

Optical illusions work by exploiting the disparity between what the eyes see and how the brain perceives that visual input. In doing so, they demonstrate that our visual systems “edit” what we see without us even being aware of it, as it decides what is worth paying attention to. Even before humans understood the visual […]

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More Eye-Bending Optical Illusions

There are always more fascinating optical illusions for us to puzzle over. Here are several more worth exploring. The Spinning Dancer Chances are you’ve seen this one somewhere online. In this illusion, you see the silhouette of a dancer, spinning in place. The illusion involves the direction in which you see it spins. Sometimes it […]

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Even More Fun Optical Illusions

There’s a seemingly unending number of optical illusions that play on the limitations, and the tendencies, of our visual systems. Let’s explore a few more. The Expanding Heart In the above image, the blakc heart looks like it’s constantly expanding! However, it never seems to get bigger, and it’s not a looped gif, so what’s […]

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What are Optical Illusions, and How Do They Work?

We’ve all run into optical or visual illusions at some point, especially in the age of the internet. There are many famous ones which we’d recognize on sight, even if we don’t know their names. But how do these eye and mind-bending illusions work? Are our eyes the ones being fooled, or is it more […]

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Even More Incredible Illusions

Optical illusions are one of the best reminders that vision is a system made up of more than just the eyes. It’s the brain that organizes the input it receives and determines what we see. Optical illusions take advantage of how our visual system works to create the mind-bending visuals we’ve all run into at […]

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How Do Optical Illusions Work?

We’ve all encountered optical illusions at one point or another; but the thing you’ve likely wondered is: How do they work? How do they trick us into seeing something different from what is actually in front of us? While nearly all optical illusions take advantage of the way our minds have learned to interpret the […]

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Using "Bubbles" For Vision Therapy

Here's a fun game to play with children that is also an excellent way to practice several hand-eye coordination skills that are useful for such varied activities as reading, writing, note-taking, and playing sports. It comes courtesy of developmental optometrist, Dr. Julie Steinhaeur of Vision For Life. How to play the "Bubble Pop" game: Purchase […]

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How is Astigmatism Treated?

Astigmatism is an eye condition which causes blurry or distorted vision. Continue reading to learn more about what causes astigmatism, and how it is treated. What Causes Astigmatism? Astigmatism is a refractive error in the eye (similar to myopia--nearsightedness, and hyperopia--farsightedness.) Astigmatism is characterized by unequal curvatures in the lens or cornea. This irregular eye […]

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Great Games For Improving Kids Vision-Spot It

Spot It is a fun and educational visual game that comes in many forms and can be used in various ways. There is a version of the game that is suitable for players as young as three years old and up. It is played in groups of two to eight players and there are different […]

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Myths About Keratoconus

Keratoconus is an eye disorder that causes the cornea to become thinner and more cone shaped. The cornea is the clear layer that covers the front of the eye and contributes greatly to how we see. This corneal disorder causes a lot of visual disturbances due to the progressive thinning and change in shape of […]

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What is Behavioral Optometry?

Behavioral optometry employs an integrated approach to treatment that views the individual as more than a refractive error, a patient, or visual issue. Extending traditional eyecare beyond 20/20 vision. What is Behavioral Optometry? We are more than just our eyes. However, some of us may experience vision based problems. When most people think of eye-related […]

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The Thatcher Effect Illusion

Does this person look normal to you? How about now? The eyes, and the brain, can fall prey to a range of optical illusions, for a variety of reasons. One such illusion is known as the Thatcher Effect. Named for former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, since it was a photo of her that was […]

Read More
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Amazing Optical Illusions, and How They Work

Optical illusions work by exploiting the disparity between what the eyes see and how the brain perceives that visual input. In doing so, they demonstrate that our visual systems “edit” what we see without us even being aware of it, as it decides what is worth paying attention to. Even before humans understood the visual […]

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