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Sports-Related Eye Injuries

September Is Sports Eye Safety Month! Ocular sports trauma is among the leading causes of permanent vision loss in North America. Tens of thousands of...

Summer Heat Wave and Your Eyes

This summer, heat waves with scorching temperatures have hit communities nationwide, making an already hot summer even hotter. With high temps and heat waves in...

UV Safety Awareness Month

July is UV Safety Awareness Month, and no wonder! With the summer sun out in full force, it’s now more important than ever to protect...

Top 4 Eyecare Tips for Summer Vacation

This summer, whether you're headed across state lines on a family road trip, flying off to Europe, grabbing a quick weekend getaway, or taking a...

Cataract Awareness Month

June is Cataract Awareness Month. During this important time, people living with cataracts (and their loved ones) are encouraged to talk about their personal experiences...

Help! My Child Doesn’t Want to Wear Glasses!

Do your kids need glasses in order to see clearly? Maybe they have a strong case of nearsightedness, perhaps they have astigmatism, or another type...

Mental Health and Your Vision

May is Mental Health Awareness Month in the USA; in Canada, Mental Health week is May 6th to 12th. Since 1949, it has been observed...

Parkinson’s Awareness Month and Your Vision

April is Parkinson's Awareness Month in the USA and Canada, a time when those living with the disorder, their family members, friends, and community come...

Top 5 Tips for Managing Eye Allergies This Spring

Spring is a season of new beginnings, when the cold harsh winter months are behind us, flowers bloom, and people begin spending more time outdoors....

Women’s Health and Your Vision

March 8th is International Women's Day, a day when women are honored and their accomplishments celebrated worldwide. From medicine to law, entrepreneurship to corporate leadership,...

What’s in Your Household Cleaning Supplies?

Most of us have the basics: bleach, oven cleaner, air freshener, furniture polish, and window spray. Did you know that chemicals found in these kinds...

School and Vision: 2 Important Partners

It’s February and that means we’re smack in the middle of winter, which is also the middle of the school year. It’s the season when...

What You Need to Know About Glaucoma – The Sneak Thief of Sight

January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month. What is Glaucoma? Glaucoma, a silent eye disease, is the most common form of irreversible blindness in the world....

World Braille Day 2019

Each year during the month of January we recognize World Braille Day which gives us the opportunity to take a moment and appreciate the incredible...

Are Nerf Guns a Dangerous Holiday Present?

Nerf Guns: Popular, Projectile... Safe? With the newest Nerf guns and blasters reigning at the top of lists for the most popular toys this holiday season,...

8 Tips to Relieve Winter Dry Eyes

Whether you live in a climate with cold winter weather or you are planning a ski trip up north, winter can be a challenge if...

Diabetes and Your Eyes

Diabetes is becoming much more prevalent around the globe. According to the International Diabetes Federation, approximately 425 million adults were living with diabetes in the...

Have an Eye Safe Halloween

Brush Up Before You Dress Up Halloween is one of the most fun times of the year for children and adults alike. When else do...

Exercise and Your Eye Health

Regular exercise is an essential component of overall health and wellness. It is proven that exercise reduces sickness and disease; it increases strength, immunity, and...

Is Too Much Screen Time Dangerous For Your Kids?

Screen Time Pros and Cons Whether it is homework, email, gaming, chatting with friends, searching the web or watching Youtube, kids these days seem to...

Healthy Aging for the Eyes

Getting old doesn’t have to be synonymous with vision loss. There is a lot you can do to keep your eyes and vision healthy and...

Progressive Myopia: When Your Child’s Vision Keeps Getting Worse

What Is Progressive Myopia? Nearsightedness or myopia is one of the most prevalent eye disorders worldwide and its incidence is increasing. In fact by 2050,...

The Dangers of An Online Eye Test

An online eye test may seem like a convenient way to check your vision or get an eyeglass prescription but beware, these tests aren’t all...

Signs That Your Child Has a Vision Problem

Healthy eyes and good vision are essential for your child’s growth and development. In fact, learning is 80% visual, which means a child’s success in...

Eye Dangers in the Dorm – Eye Health for College Students

It’s almost back to school time for college students and whether this is your first time away from home or you are already a pro,...

Why You Shouldn’t Rub Your Eyes

While it may seem like a harmless action, rubbing your eyes can actually cause a lot of damage. There are a number of different reasons...

Ocular Migraines

Migraine Awareness Month: An ocular migraine is any migraine headache that involves a visual disturbance such as flashes of light, seeing stars or zigzags or...

How-to Guide for Buying Sunglasses

Sure, sunglasses might add the final touches to your chic ensemble, but the real reason to purchase your shades is to protect your eyes from...

Sports Vision Deconstructed

Vision is a critical component to succeed as an athlete and this doesn’t just mean having 20/20 vision. There are a number of visual processes...

7 Eye Symptoms You Shouldn’t Ignore

While we all know that regular eye exams can help detect warning signs of disease and prevent vision loss, many people fail to seek medical...

Women’s Eye Health – 7 Tips for Optimal Vision for Life

April is Women’s Eye Health Month in the USA and May is Healthy Vision month in Canada too, so let’s take the opportunity to look...

Ultraviolet Light and your Eyes

If you want strong, healthy eyes and clear vision for life, a major step you can take is to protect your eyes from UV radiation. ...

Should I Be Concerned When My Eyelid Twitches?

We all experience the occasional eyelid twitch, which is when the muscle of the eyelid spasms involuntarily. Usually, it comes and goes without intervention and...

How Sports Vision Therapy Helped Me

Ever since starting vision therapy to help my sports performance I have seen an improvement in reaction time and hand-eye coordination. While doing vision therapy...

Signs of Eye and Vision Problems in Infants

Infant Eyesight Despite nine months of growth in utero, babies are not born with fully developed eyes and vision - just like they can't walk...

AMD Awareness Could Save Your Vision

It’s that time of the year again. Each February, the optometric community bands together to create awareness about age-related macular degeneration (AMD). AMD is a...

Trouble Seeing at Night? All About Night Blindness

At this time of year when the sun sets early, many people are affected by night blindness. Night blindness or nyctalopia refers to difficulty seeing at...

The Sneak Thief of Sight

It’s that time of year again. January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month, a time set aside each year to create awareness about this potentially devastating...

Don’t Let Snow Blindness Ruin Your Winter Vacation

While most people have sunglasses high on their packing list for a tropical vacation, many people don’t consider it as much of a priority for...

6 Crazy Holiday Eye Injuries to Avoid

As the season to deck the halls arrives, make sure that you aren’t one of the many people who find themselves celebrating in the urgent...

10 Eye Healthy Foods to Eat This Year

The New Year is coming and many people include healthier eating and exercise in their resolutions for the year ahead. Well other than weight loss...

Women and Diabetes – World Diabetes Day

November 14th is World Diabetes Day. This year, the theme of World Diabetes Day is women and diabetes - our right to a healthy future....

What You Need to Know to Help World Blindness

October is World Blindness Awareness Month, an initiative started to help the public to understand the realities of visual impairment and how it affects the...

Halloween Eye Safety

October has arrived and that means many people are already starting to plan for upcoming costume parties and trick-or-treating for the Halloween season. This is...

Trouble Seeing the Fine Print? Here are Your Options…

Every good pair of eyes eventually gets old and with age comes a condition called presbyopia. Presbyopia, which usually begins to set in some time...

Aging Eyes and Driving Safety 

Even if you don’t have any eye or vision problems, the natural process of aging affects your ability to see and react to visual stimuli....

Is Your Teen Ready for Contacts?

Many teens who wear glasses are eager to try out contact lenses for convenience, fashion or to just provide another option for vision correction.

Inside a Life With Color Vision Deficiency

What’s it like to be color blind? Contrary to what the name implies, color blindness usually does not actually mean that you don’t see any...

How to Safely View the Great American Eclipse of 2017

On August 21st, for the first time since 1979, a solar eclipse will be visible across North America. What's even more historic is that it...

Are Your Eyes Sensitive to Light?

Light sensitivity, also known as photophobia, is a condition in which bright light - either natural sunlight or artificial light -  can cause significant discomfort,...

Got a Shiner!

What Exactly Is a Black Eye? A black eye, also known as a periorbital hematoma, is usually not an injury of the actual eye (which...

Cataract Awareness and Prevention

It's National Cataract Awareness Month According to the World Health Organization, cataracts are responsible for 51% of cases of blindness worldwide - although this blindness...

Are You Ignoring Your Dry Eyes?

You Don’t Have to Live With Dry Eyes Have you noticed that your eyes feel chronically dry, itchy, scratchy or even sometimes watery? Many people...

Does Smoking Affect Vision?

Eye Doctors Weigh In: How Smoking Can Harm Your Vision & Eye Health We all know that smoking is bad for you, especially the risks that...

Sjogren’s Awareness Month – Understanding The Invisible Disease 

In honor of Sjogren’s Awareness month, eye care providers are helping to spread the word to increase awareness about this hard to diagnose disease. Sjogren’s...

April is Women’s Eye Health and Safety Month

Hey Ladies! Did you know that women are more likely to suffer from vision problems and are at higher risk of permanent vision loss than...

The Right (and the Wrong) Way to Clean Your Glasses

There is nothing worse than a dirty spot on your glasses - well except perhaps many dirty spots or smudges. When that happens, most of...

It’s Time to Talk About Blue Light

Workplace Eye Safety Month Blue light. Do you know what it is? Do you know where it comes from, or how it can be harmful...

Understanding Eye Color

Eye color is a hereditary trait that depends on the genes of both parents, as well as a little bit of mystery. The color of...

6 Ways to Prevent Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)

Age-related macular degeneration is a serious condition that can threaten your vision and general well-being. Characterized by the deterioration of the central area of the...

SHARON, OPTOMETRIC TECHNICIAN

Sharon joined Coleman Vision in January 2016. She has extensive experience working in ophthalmology and optometry offices since the 1980’s. She pretests patients for their...

Vision Based Learning and Children's Eye Exercises

Vision plays a huge role in our quality of life and ability to learn and process the world around us.  In the workplace, we are...

What You Should Know About Slow Processing Speed

Imagine a life where you read numbers and words just as you see them, but you are consistently told you are wrong.  Or you are...

Toys That Help Develop Ocular Motor Skills and Visual Tracking

Ocular motor skills and visual tracking are crucial for your child as they learn to read and write. If children are mixing p for q,...

Great Whole Body Movement Games for your Children

One of the best things for your child’s developing brain is exercise and movement. Both provide opportunities for children to develop eye-hand coordination, balance, and...

Bilateral Integration – Crossing the Midline

Bilateral integration is the process of learning to use the opposite sides of the body and brain to perform everyday activities. Although the activities and...

Back to School Prep

August is when we start our back to school preparation. It’s time for filling out forms, buying school clothes, and school supplies. August is also...

Visual Milestones for Reading – What to Look for

Being able to understand and identify visual milestones in your child is very important to make sure your child’s eyesight develops properly. Proper eyesight is...

Games That Train Your Child's Brain

Early childhood development is something that all parents should be concerned about as their children grow. While much of the motor skills and vision tracking...

Symptoms Are Misleading

Click image to view larger With eye care, you can’t always trust the symptoms that you see on the surface. Just like an iceberg, there...

Lack of Tummy Time Could Cause Learning Delays

There are important cognitive and physical skills that are developed through tummy time. Mothers that don’t give their babies adequate tummy time may notice delays...

A Kid's Success Story

"Before I began vision therapy ar Coleman Vision, reading and schoolwork were very hard for me. Throughout the process, I began to notice little changes....

A Mom's Story

When we first came to Coleman Vision one year ago, I was extremely upset. My fun, bright and smart little guy was not doing well....

How Great Sports Performance is Related to Great Vision

Sharpened senses and accurate perception are two factors that dramatically affect athletic performance. Both are directly related to your vision. If you or your children...

Your Guide to Vision Therapy

Did you know that Coleman Vision has been offering vision therapy to the Joplin area for more than twenty-five years? During that time, Dr. David Coleman,...

Three Important Tips to Improve the Next School Year

School is out, and maybe the year didn't go quite like you and your child had hoped. Summer break is a great time to reflect...

Answers to the Most Common Vision Therapy Questions

At Coleman Vision, we have been providing vision therapy to the people and families of the 4 states for over 25 years. Even though we've...

See Beyond the Surface with an iWellness Screening?

Sometimes you have to see beyond the surface to find the problem. Our iWellness Screening is similar to an MRI for the eye. It’s a...

Flexible Spending Money and Eye Care

We talk to so many patients and prospective patients and we know that vision insurance is increasingly rare in an employee benefits package. We always...

Can Vision Therapy Help Your Motion Sickness?

At some point, most of us have experienced the feeling of motion sickness. You know, when you're riding in a car on a winding road...

5 Fun (and Cheap) Things to do with your Kids this Spring!

Take a Glow-in-the-dark Bath! Spring weather might get them outdoors, but it sure gets kids dirty! So, have fun getting cleaned up. Most dollar stores carry...

Six Tips for Better Conflict Resolution with Your Child

Every day we talk to parents and grandparents who are dealing with conflict with their kids and grandkids. Conflict is a natural part of life,...

Nutrition and Your Eye Health

There’s no substitute for the quality of life good vision offers. Adding powerful antioxidants and quality nutrients to your diet every day – either through...

Reading Problems: An Often Overlooked Solution

Working with a child who is having difficulty with reading and learning can be initially challenging.  Yet, with each failure it becomes more and more...

5 Tips to Improve Your Child's Spelling

Spelling can be a difficult for some children to grasp. There can be many factors influencing your child’s learning process and those can delay their...

Shelby's Vision Therapy Success Story

Before I started vision therapy, I was having a hard time doing everyday things such as driving. I just thought it was difficult for everyone....

The Connection Between Autism and Vision Therapy

Many families across the nation are struggling with children and grandchildren with autism. The one thing all organizations agree on is the fact that there...

Craniosacral Therapy

Why is CranioSacral Therapy so Important? CranioSacral Therapy (CST) is a light-touch approach that can create dramatic improvements in your life. It releases tensions deep...

Four Tips to Improve Your Child's Writing

If you are like many moms, you probably dreaded when it was time to write in school. You were most likely expected to write some...

Three Strategies to End Homework Wars

It happens to moms all over the United States. While you're figuring out how to get a hot, nutritional meal on the table, your child...

Biochemical/Hair Analysis Info

WHAT IS A TISSUE MINERAL ANALYSIS? Trace mineral analysis is a test which measures the mineral content of your hair. Mineral content of the hair...

Who needs a hair analysis?

Anyone who is found ill and no explanation can be found, or when the cause seems to be found but the therapy is not wholly...

Vision Therapy Assessment Referral Form

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