Summer Special! Save 20% (or more!) in 2020

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Vision Therapy summer special: $197 (regular $245) for each 45-minute session. Attend 3 or more sessions in a calendar week and get an additional 5% off. Valid for virtual or in-person sessions.

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Where in the world is Kate “Sandeigo”? Explore geography through art, culture, and food as our world-traveling vision therapist, Kate, shares her favorite destinations.

Acting UP!  Develop your public speaking skills, ability to read with emotion, and the art of pretending with our dramatic vision therapist, Stephen, who has appeared in numerous community theater performances, recently as the Cowardly Lion in The Wizard of OZ.

Checkmate! Develop your logical reasoning and spatial perception skills as you learn how to outsmart your opponents with our magical vision therapist, Matt, who puts the fun into chess fundamentals.

Comedic Storytelling  Learn the secrets of creating hilarious stories from scratch with Swithin, who has been teaching improv comedy for over 15 years.

Millionaire Math  Earn fake money by solving math problems and then learning the basics of investing from Swithin.

The Time Traveler’s Strife Swithin teaches you how to create a visual timeline of major world events from 2500 BCE to the present.

Drawing for Non-Artists Fearlessly draw images by changing the way you think as our artsy therapist, Ben, helps you connect perception to paper.

Learning to Excel As our chief data officer, Ben helps you work smarter, not harder, with Microsoft Excel, including tricks to make it easier on your eyes.

Each class is $125 for five zoom sessions. For more information, speak with Alyssa. 

Get your summer on!

 

Imagine developing three months of improvement in visual skills in as little as two weeks! 

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Imagine developing three months of improvement in visual skills in as little as two weeks! 

This is a great option for those with:

  • Vision challenges of lower complexity, or who just want a jump start

  • A busy Fall schedule– school, sports– not a lot of time to dedicate to a traditional vision therapy program

  • Trouble keeping up with prescribed home vision therapy practice

  • Motivation to get their problem solved quickly, such as upcoming SAT/ACT or college

The Summer Accelerator Program is now taking registrations! Sign up now for:

  • Early Bird pricing

  • Best scheduling choices

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More Reasons Your Child Needs an Eye Exam, Not a Vision Screening

The most recent Review of Optometry has three news items emphasizing the importance of infant and child eye and vision evaluation– not just a screening done by the pediatrician or school nurse.

The first describes how retinoblastoma, a rare but potentially fatal eye cancer found in children, can be detected by the appearance of a white pupil in baby photos. It used to be thought that early stage eye cancer couldn’t be detected this way, but a recent study found that early disease in a child as young as 12 days can be visible as a white pupil.

When treated early, retinoblastoma is often curable.

Next, a new study shows that in children with autism, changes in visual behavior can be

Using eye-tracking technology, researchers found that infants later diagnosed with autism showed a decline in attention to others’ eyes by two to six months of age.

detected in the first few months of life. The children that were later diagnosed with autism started out showing normal eye contact with caregivers, but over the next several months their eye contact decreased. Decrease in eye contact began somewhere between two and six months of age. Since the social interaction (eye contact) started out intact, it suggests that there may be another opportunity for early intervention in autism.

Finally, researchers in Sweden discovered that children born before 32 weeks gestational age had a much higher– up to 19 times– risk for retinal detachment by adolescence or young adulthood. The risk for retinal detachment increased with age. So for children born prematurely, it’s very important to have annual dilated eye examinations. It’s also critical to know the signs and symptoms of a retinal detachment: sudden onset or sudden increase of floating spots in the vision, which may look like hairs, cobwebs, or debris in the visual field; flashes of light in the affected eye; and what may look like a curtain or shadow over part of the visual field. If a person notices any of these symptoms, it’s critical to contact an eye care provider immediately. A retinal detachment is an emergency, and the sooner it can be repaired, the more likely the person’s sight can be saved.

If you have any concerns about your child’s developing vision, the first step is a comprehensive eye and vision evaluation. The American Optometric Association sponsors a public health initiative called InfantSEE, which provides no-cost examinations to children between 6 and 12 months of age. Infantsee.org can help you find a participating provider in your area. Yearly eye examinations are also now covered by all insurances as an essential benefit for children under 19 as a part of the Affordable Care Act.DSC_0294

At the Vision & Conceptual Development Center, we provide evaluation and non-invasive, non-surgical treatment for a variety of vision disorders, including Convergence Insufficiency, Strabismus (eye turn), Amblyopia (lazy eye), problems with tracking, Visual Perceptual disorders, and visual anomalies secondary to developmental delay, autism, concussion, stroke, or brain injury. We are also InfantSEE providers.