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Is My Toddler Too Young For A VT Evaluation?

  Is My Toddler Too Young For A VT Evaluation? A child’s vision changes rapidly as their bodies grow and develop. This is especially evident during the school years when reading, writing, homework, and after-school activities become a part of their normal daily routine. It’s essential for both parents and...

How would YOU KNOW if you child has a vision dysfunction?

While the only way to be sure if your child has a medical vision diagnosis is to have him evaluated by a developmental optometrist, there are some things that may point to a vision difficulty. Keep an eye out for the following signs and symptoms: Fatigue/eye strain/headache during or after reading...

Help your child hit the ground running at the start of the school year!

Did your child struggle with his homework last year? Did you have the dreaded “homework fight” every night, or did it take your child hours to complete an assignment that should have taken much less time? Maybe your child really doesn’t enjoy school, or enjoys everything but reading and math?...

What is Vision Therapy?

I. Definition: Optometric Vision Therapy is a treatment plan used to correct or improve specific dysfunctions of the vision system. It includes, but is not limited to, the treatment of strabismus, amblyopia, accommodation, ocular motor function and visual-perceptual-motor abilities. II. What does Vision Therapy do? Optometric Vision Therapy works on...

Eye teaming: Reading and Learning

FIRST a child learns how to use his eyes together as a TEAM.THEN he applies those visual skills to learn to READEVENTUALLY the child reads in order to LEARN For a child with vision related learning difficulties, the first step may never have happened; making it hard to read and...

Can I do Vision Therapy instead of surgery???

The short answer is…YES YES YES. People with strabismus (also known as an eye turn, or “lazy eye”) are often told they will need surgery to correct the problem. While some more extreme cases may in fact require surgery, many eye turns can be cured with a great vision therapy...

Congratulations Fernie!

Fernie was 4 years old when she started our Vision Therapy Program 9 months ago. She was scheduled for surgery for her eye turn, but when her parents found our website and information about vision therapy, they brought her in to see Dr. Jacobi one week before the surgery was...

Congratulations Delaney!

Miss Delaney graduated yesterday! Her growth throughout the program has been AMAZING. She has gained a huge boost to her confidence and independence and she went from missing 23 reversals on her initial evaluation to missing ONE on her final eval. On her final evaluation, she tested WAY above average...

Vision Therapy for the patient with TBI

So you know that Vision Therapy can be life changing for children and adults with vision related learning difficulties…but did you know that it can also be life changing for a person with a traumatic brain injury? This includes someone who had a concussion, stroke, car accident, fall, etc…and Vision...

Eye Exam VS Vision Screening…Tomato Tomahto?

Is a vision screening the same as an eye exam…. or a “online eye exam?” This is a common question. Many schools and pediatricians perform vision screenings…does your child still need an eye exam in-person with an optometrist? The answer is 100% YES, because a vision screening is not the...

What if you saw letters like this?

Today we discovered that our patient sees any print within arms reach as though it is overlapped. And no one ever knew. She has had eye exams before, but her specific difficulties and diagnoses were not discovered until she came to see Dr. Jacobi for a comprehensive eye exam with...

What’s the difference between an optometrist and an ophthalmologist?

Ophthalmologists are medical doctors (MDs) who specialize in the health of the eye. When they assess vision, it is a confirmation that the eye is healthy and there is no disease. Their main focus is on surgery. Optometrists are vision specialists (ODs, optometric doctors) who help people maximize the functional...

“My brain is freaking out right now!”

Meet Nate. He is a super sweet, smart 8 year old currently in a 6 month therapy program for Convergence Insufficiency. Here, you see him working with prisms on the walking rail. Prism lenses are a key component of vision therapy programs and are considered a medical device. They should...

Congratulations Grace!

Grace graduated our vision therapy program today! Both Grace and her mom have been such a pleasure to work with weekly throughout Grace’s therapy program. They were dedicated, worked hard on the home activities as prescribed, and there have been wonderful improvements! Grace came to us with debilitating headaches, motion...

From flat to 3d!

This sweet little girl is Nadia and she is 4 years old. When Nadia first came to us, she was unable to see in 3d and had poor depth perception, even at the lowest level. This was because Nadia had an eye turn, and her two eyes were not working...

How young is too young for VT?

Sometimes people are surprised to hear that we work with adults who benefit greatly from vision therapy. Stroke patients, adults with eye turns and other vision difficulties have seen much improvement through a vision therapy program. We also work with children of all ages; even infants and toddlers. Not all...

This is just the beginning.

What an exciting week this has been! As I sit in the airport, waiting to head back home to Michigan, I reflect on everything that has brought me to the moment I had last night… Last night was the COVD 2018 Induction Banquet, where I, along with many other wonderful...

Low Vision Patient able to read her newspaper again

Low Vision Patient able to see clear at a distance again with E-Scoops

Low Vision Patient able to see from a distance again

Low Vision Patient able to read for the first time in a long time

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