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NPR story about Amblyopia: Learning To See In Stereo

As an eye doctor who provides vision therapy to treat amblyopia and an avid NPR fan, I was heartened to hear this story in the shower this morning:

www.npr.org - Learning To See In Stereo

There has indeed been much progress in the visual sciences and specifically in the area of amblyopia. Rigorous, well-controlled clinical studies done at institutions such as UC Berkeley have shown us that amblyopia can be treated in ways that are less burdensome, can be treated at later ages than previously thought, and with far-reaching quality of life benefits.

Certainly it will take more effort for someone like Joe or Sue to see these benefits than it would for a 4 year old who has tremendous neuroplasticity.

One element that this story gets exactly right is that vision problems like amblyopia truly are issues of neurophysiology not ocular physiology. When we when treat a patient who has amblyopia, we really are changing how their brain functions.

I am so excited to get the word out on the science behind vision therapy!

Be Well!
Dr. Nate

Nathan Bonilla-Warford, OD
Bright Eyes Family Vision Care
Located in the Westchase area of Tampa.

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4 responses to “NPR story about Amblyopia: Learning To See In Stereo”

  1. Amblyopia , NPR, Vision Science
    please advise how we can transfer this informaation to my website http://www.eradicatelazyeye.org. it certainly would be beneficial to all who concern themselves with “protecting children’s eyesight”
    thank you and god bless you.
    we can and we will “eradicate amblyopia” the most treatable blindness in the world when detected during the early childhood development years.
    here on Marco “Eye-land” island i am granting to each and every new born resident during their first year of life a free comprehensive eye assessment fto infants in their first year of life offering early detection of potential eye and vision problems at no cost regardless of income. compliment infant see vision exams proudly provided by Dr. Michael Madison together with the Marco “Eye=land” Eradicate Amblyopia Foundation which is a non profit 501(c)3 dedicated to the early detection and early correction of any neuro visual problems which (if left undetected and uncorrected) would place the “precious bundles of joy” at risk to develop Amblyopia. We (eye care specialists) are all facing the challenge of “eradicatiing amblyopia” together. So let’s join in and present blogs and comments to http://www.eradicatelazyeye.org.

    thanks you so much!!!! because you care all “precious bundles ofjoy” extend their most sincere thanks to you. they are too yound to do it themselves so i am doing it on their behalf.

    have a great day and i will look for your blogs and/or comments on website http://www.eradicatelazyeye.org

    Rachael

  2. Hi Rachel,

    I have enjoyed your comments on the Lazy Eye Group. I would be happy to check out http://www.eradicatelazyeye.org.

    -Dr. B.

  3. my website is still up and running. refer to booklet pediatric eye care amblyopia, strabismus orhoptics. would you consider linking your web on to mine. the more info we can get out to the general public the more hope we give them that one day amblyopia can be improved in adults as well as children. keep up your good research and publish same on http://www.eradicaatelazyeye.org.

  4. RACHAEL KLEIN says:

    THIS IS RACHAEL COMING BACK ON THE SCENE.MY WHAT GREAT PROGRESS YOU ARE MAKING

    DEAR DOCTOR WAFORD; TIME FOR RACHAEL AMD DOCTOR WAFORD TO GET TOGETHER AND ANNOUNCE TO THE WORLD THAT ORTHOPTIC THERAPY/ VISION TRAINING IS HERE TO STAY AND RACHAEL IS READY TO TESTIFY ABOUT HOW BECOMING A CERTIFIED ORTHOPTIST IN 1951 AND SPENDING THE MOST SELF REWARDING LIFE TAKING THE LEMON (CROSSED EYES – LACK OF BINOCULAR VISION) SHE WAS DEALTH AND TURNED THE LEMON INTO SWEET LEMON ADE BY OFFERING TO INFANTS AND TODDLERS AND PRE-SCHOOL CHILDREN FREE COMPREHENSIVE EYE ASSESSMENTS TO DETECT EARLY (NEURA PLACITY) AND TEACH HER PRECIOUS BUNDLE OF JOY PATIENTS HOW TO USE THEIR TWO EYES TOGETER AS ONE. WHAT A BEAUTIFUL EXCITING AND CHALLENGING LIFE I HAVE LIVED AND I AM READY TO SHARE IT ALL WITH ANYONE AND EVERYONE. 'EARLY DETECTION AND EARLY CORRECTION, RACHAEL'S MOTTO WILL ALWAYS BE TO HELP GOD'S CHILDREN TO DEVELOP THEIR FULL VISUAL CAPACITY AND THAT IS THE GOD GRANTED GIFT OF BINOCULAR VISION WHICH ADDS DEPTH TO LIFE. http://WWW.ERADICATELAZYEYE.ORG'

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