Vision Conditions Explained


the non-malingering (streff) syndrome

The non-malingering syndrome, also called the Streff syndrome, named after the late John Streff, OD who described the condition, is often misunderstood, even by many eye-care practitioners. 

current thoughts on the neurology of vision

Published in 1995 in the COVD journal it is interesting to look back and see what my thoughts were then. More interesting is to realize the path I had taken from my training at SUNY (1975-79) and where my thoughts are now!

handwriting, posture and the use of pencil gripper

It was fun to share my system of correcting poor writing postures including pencil grips with my wonderful vision therapist Dennis Hoover. He wrote the piece and I loved that he got his name in print. I developed this system to help retrain my awful pencil grip to help me in time to take the Maryland Optometry board exam.

insights into clinical care from the ophthalmological press

After reading several years of the journal, Binocular Vision and Strabismus Quarterly, I just had to share with my profession. Knowing how ophthalmology thinks has helped me understand how to work better together for the good of our patients.

The evolution of a model

So wet behind the ears when I wrote this. It shows the evolution of my thinking a mere 5 years out from SUNY.

mild traumatic brain injury

This briefly explains how a mild traumatic brain injury can affect the visual process in humans. This opens the door for optometrists to help those who have suffered a TBI to recover much of their lost function.

the space world

Here is chapter two, on the internal space world we build, with all its quirkiness and inaccuracies. We can’t take in everything and we often represent things inaccurately spatially. We can measure this though and here is the first presentation of the space board.

Learning-related visual problems in baltimore city: a long-term program

Published in the COVD journal in 2002, this paper chronicled my work, funded by the Abell Foundation, to address the visual problems in an inner-city public school in Baltimore. I so wish we had more time to have shown the world what we could do.

changes in scores on the covd quality of life assessment before & after vision therapy, a multi-office study

The quality of life checklist (QOL) is a wonderful tool to assess how a person is doing. Thank you Shelly Mozlin, OD. This paper summarizes the changes made by over 400 patients as they went through vision therapy.

prisms and perception

Presented at the Kraskin Invitational Skeffington Symposium on Vision (KISS) in 1997. This was during an intense period of learning about prisms.