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Trisha Shertzer, 35 yo female
Symptoms: Trisha couldn’t see through both eyes – no depth perception and dreaded going to the eye doctor.
Diagnosis: Lazy eye, Previous surgery 2 times with no improvement of vision.
Since therapy Trisha notes: “good improvement” stronger eyes, brain is starting to recognized both eyes, especially my right eye and focusing in in right eye is better.
Vision Therapy Success Story
7 year old female
Symptoms: losing place when reading, reread several times, skipping words and sentences, forgetting words, headaches.
Since doing Vision Therapy: “Great Improvement” reading comprehension, speed of reading increased, eager to read, spends time reading, willing to sound out words, more confident, and less headaches.
Susie (not her real name) struggled with sore, tired eyes and a lack of desire to read books. Read on to discover what 12 weeks of therapy could do!
It's that time of the month again! We're ready for another edition of the Doctor's Mailbag, and we have two questions that we'll be answering this week, so be sure to read on to check them out.
May is Concussion Awareness Month. We want to shed a little more light on this subject and how suffering a concussion can also cause vision problems. This article was featured on National Awakenings Lancaster-Berks County. To learn more, click here.
We treated two Amish boys (not pictured to respect their customs) for poor concentration and difficulties reading. Read on to find out how they did!
Winter weather may be an excuse to have a lot of fun outdoors, but snow, ice, extreme cold, and other inclement weather can also be a great danger. Frolic at will, but ensure you’re safe while doing so using these five tips.
In this month's edition of the Doctor's Mailbag, we take a look at why it is so important to have a certified vision therapist rather than a physical therapist or occupational therapist conduct vision therapy in conjunction with a developmental optometrist. We also talk about micro prism and where you can find a vision therapist near you. Check it out!
Seven-year-old Lake Hollandsworth has had incredible success with vision therapy!
Lake's mom states that prior to vision therapy, "Lake had a very difficult time with reading and comprehension."
And now, she says, "I have noticed a huge difference in my son's reading!"
In this edition of our monthly mailbag, we take a look at some common questions including whether a kid who struggles to make eye contact with adults may in fact have a vision problem, and how we train our vision therapists.
When the specialist to whom the hospital had referred Lori Kaprocki couldn't see her for several months, she took action. She contacted Advanced Vision Therapy to schedule an appointment. After just a few months of therapy, her double vision stemming from Guillain Barre Syndrome was entirely corrected.
It’s very common these days for students with special needs to be placed alongside their peers in general education classroom. This diverse mix of students provides a great opportunity for children of all ability levels to learn to live alongside one another. Teach your child how to interact with classmates with special needs using these tips.
This Q and A discusses the importance of Vision Therapy and why it is crucial to receive it under close supervision of a doctor.
Any parent whose child plays sports worries about him or her sustaining a head injury, or a concussion. When your soccer-striker heads the ball, or your quarterback son is sacked, the first thought that comes to mind is whether they’ll need to be checked for a concussion. Education is key to preventing concussions. And it’s not just kids who get them, adults are vulnerable as well.
In this edition of the Doctor's Mailbag, we examine common questions related to optical procedures and important questions you should ask BEFORE surgery. Be sure to share this article with anyone considering an operation ... there might be a less invasive way!
Our eyesight is one of our most valuable of our five senses, though we very much tend to take it for granted. Beyond needing glasses or contacts, people rarely seek more help regarding their vision, for problems such as reading comprehension, lazy eye, headaches and trouble with homework. These symptoms would benefit greatly from vision therapy. So, how do you know if you need vision Therapy? Read on to find out.
In this edition of the Doctor's Mailbag, we feature questions about vision therapy for stroke victims as well as how to detect a potential vision problem when your child struggles to read. This is important information for any parent or for anyone who cares for a senior citizen.
After two concussions, several types of therapy, and numerous visits to doctors and specialists, Allison Schmitt tried vision therapy. It worked.
Some kids struggle with homework. Maybe their workloads are too large, or they aren’t comprehending the materials being taught in class. However, a great deal of the time, if your child is overly-challenged by take-home work, it could be that his or her vision is deficient. Read on to learn how vision therapy can help your child!
As part of our month-long focus on concussions to coincide with the start of football season, two questions we answer in this mailbag pertain to the possibility of concussions with kids in youth sports. It's a must-read for parents!
In this post, we have awesome animations to depict three common types of visual conditions that affect patients in need of vision therapy. Take a look, and if any of them look familiar, give us a call to see whether vision therapy might help improve your quality of life.
When Mary Torres was in second grade, reading was a struggle. Homework was the bane of her (and her mother's) existence. Now, she is an honor roll student. What changed? Vision therapy. Read her full story on our blog.
We all know how much work it is to prepare our children for back-to-school time. Teachers send us long lists of supplies to buy, and new shoes and clothes have to be tried on to fit our children’s growing frames. But, did you ever consider that your kids’ eyesight should be checked? These pupils aren’t fully ready for school until they visit the eye doctor!
As Advanced Vision Therapy continues to grow, so too does the need for qualified personnel to care for our increasing number of patients. It is with great pride that we announce the hiring of the fourth vision therapist on our team, Kristin Gregory.
In this edition of The Doctor's Mailbag, we answer questions about school vision screenings, reading support, and insurance. Be sure to check it out!
Meet vision therapist Amanda Dorn, who is celebrating her five year anniversary helping patients improve their vision skills here at Advanced Vision Therapy. Find out what she thought her career might be and how it really turned out to be quite similar to what she is doing with us at AVT!
Kids with special needs need special planning when fun is involved. Some children tend to have difficulty with processing sensory stimuli, while others may have physical limitations that come into play when a day of fun is on the schedule. Weather, crowds, hunger, lack of sleep, etc. are all factors that can make or break a day with your child. But, with a little forethought, as well as having a plan B, you can set everyone up for a successful day of fun.
In a milestone that demonstrates the practice's sustained success since its founding in 2006, Advanced Vision Therapy recently treated its 3000th patient. To meet that patient and learn more about vision therapy in general, check out our latest blog post.
The July edition of our Doctor's Mailbag series answers questions relating to autism, bifocals, and screen time for kids. Check it out for some great information that can help you and your family stay healthy!
Summer means fun in the sun, days at the beach, and ... boredom. It’s hard to believe, but it doesn’t take long for kids to declare their eternal boredom shortly after summer break has begun. What’s worse are long car trips with kids who no longer have an interest in playing the road trip games of yesteryear. These days, with the prevalence of screens in every child’s life, keeping track of which state each car’s license plate is from just doesn’t cut it in the entertainment department anymore. So, how do you keep your kids occupied during the never ending days and long car rides that fill the summer. Here are five ideas.
We are excited to announce a new series on the Vision Therapy Blog called the Doctor's Mailbag. To make it a success, we need YOU! Submit a question in the contact form below related to vision therapy, learning disabilities, maintaining contacts -- ANYTHING you can think of related to optometry and vision -- and we will answer it in a future blog post. The sky is the limit! Use the contact form on the full post to submit your question.
From the blog Adventures In Brain Injury, this podcast discusses one woman's fight to make sports safer. A must listen for all parents, athletes, and fans, be sure to check it out.
The accompanying article has a timestamped list of various topics within the podcast as well as links to sites mentioned, so you can be sure to catch all of the great material within it.
After listening, you can even sign the petition to save children's brains from concussions.
Summer’s coming fast, and that means more time spent outdoors. Many fun summer activities can also be dangerous if the proper precautions to prevent injury aren’t taken. Read on for tips to stay safe during the summer season.
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This resource helps people who don't have dyslexia understand what it is like for those who do to read. It's possible, but challenging.
Someone with dyslexia asked a friend to create this resource, which is on GitHub, an open source coding repository.
It has received wide acclaim for its accuracy in simulating the condition.
Here at Advanced Vision Therapy, we have extensive experience treating common vision problems.
Recently, the New York Times editorial page featured five experts who shared their opinions on whether being diagnosed with ADHD helps or hurts someone's development.
We summarize the panelists' opinions and then offer our own Rob Lauver's take on our full blog post.
Check it out!
Our friends over at VisionHelp produced this awesome video on the effect a concussion can have on vision. It's definitely something to consider; check it out!