Vision Therapy in Livonia

Vision Therapy for Reading and Learning

(734) 525-8170
Empowering Academic Success Through Vision

Reading and learning are fundamental skills that play a pivotal role in development, from academic achievements to personal growth. However, reading difficulties and learning challenges can hinder children's progress. Understanding the connection between vision and learning is crucial in addressing these issues effectively, which is where vision therapy comes in.

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Vision Therapy in Livonia

Our optometry practice in Livonia

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Hours
  • Monday 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
    3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Tuesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Wednesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Thursday 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
    3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Friday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
Insurance Plans
  • VSP
  • Medicare
  • Aetna
  • Spectera
  • Anthem
  • EyeMed
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross
  • MetLife

Unraveling Vision-Related Learning Challenges

Vision is more than just seeing clearly; it involves various visual skills, including eye tracking, teaming, focusing, and visual processing. When any of these skills are compromised, it can impact a person's ability to read and learn effectively. Common signs that may indicate a vision-related learning issue include:

  • Skipping Words or Lines: Losing one's place while reading or skipping words and lines may indicate a vision-tracking problem.
  • Headaches or Eye Strain: Frequent headaches or eye strain while reading can be linked to vision problems. These can cause poor stamina for reading and school work.
  • Difficulty Maintaining Attention: Difficulty concentrating during reading or learning tasks may result from visual discomfort or strain.
  • Confusion with Letters: If letters like 'b,' 'd,' 'p,' and 'q' are often confused, it may be due to a visual processing issue.
  • Reading Below Grade Level: If a child or adult consistently reads below their expected grade level, it could be a sign of a vision-related learning challenge.

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Vision Therapy for Reading and Learning Challenges

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Vision therapy is a powerful tool for addressing reading and learning difficulties associated with visual issues. It's a customized treatment program that focuses on improving the visual skills necessary for successful learning. Through a combination of in-office sessions and at-home exercises, vision therapy aims to:

  • Enhance eye tracking and teaming skills.
  • Improve convergence and focusing abilities.
  • Enhance visual processing and interpretation.
  • Reduce visual discomfort and eye strain.

Patient Reviews
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- Feb. 01, 2024
I always receive efficient and excellent care from all staff.
- Jan. 26, 2024
It's a "sensation place - great vibes - excellent doctor - excellent staff - always leave feeling su... perb about vision ... l l
- Jan. 10, 2024
Very caring staff who took my concerns seriously and were so friendly and kind! Rare to find doctors... like this.
- Dec. 25, 2023
Friendly service. Good atmosphere and good staff
- Dec. 23, 2023
People truly care about your eyes.
- Nov. 12, 2023
I am really impressed with Suburban Eye Care. It's the best eye care experience I've had, by far. If... you're in the market for eye care, look no further.
- Oct. 24, 2023
Doctor is very thorough. There is never a wait. Would definitely refer anyone for an eye exam!
- Oct. 18, 2023
Complete professionals. Helped out a guy who’s never wore glasses. Made the transition. Nice, easy... and smooth. Can’t think them enough..
- Oct. 16, 2023
Dr Jacobi and his entire staff were wonderful and very knowledgeable!
- Sep. 25, 2023
Very professional yet personable
- Sep. 16, 2023
I’ve been a patient for over 40 years. Suburban doctors has taken excellent care of my eyes year i... n, year out!
- Aug. 10, 2023
I had an excellent experience at this optometrist's office. The staff were incredibly accommodating ... and friendly . The doctor went above and beyond to ensure that I received the right prescriptions, showing dedication and patience. I'm truly impressed with their commitment on my eye health and satisfaction.
- Jul. 13, 2023
I recently finished Vision Therapy and am on my last check in. For me, Vision Therapy was well worth... it. I had a concussion five years ago that compounded additional vision issues onto ones I already had. I was in school at the time and struggled to keep up with my classmates. I had to read the same thing multiple times and longer because I skipped and misread words. My regular eye doctor, Dr. Arnold, highly recommended Vision Therapy to strengthen my eyes and to train my brain to process reading and other tasks properly. He teamed up with Dr. Smith and Vision Therapist Miss Kelsey for my care, so that I had more experienced people helping me through the process. To begin, I did a series of tests with Dr. Smith and Miss Kelsey to determine my starting point. On a weekly basis, I worked with Miss Kelsey through various exercises and did homework throughout the remainder of the week. There were many times when I was frustrated with my progress, especially when I struggled with some exercises. Miss Kelsey was incredibly encouraging and flexible to changing an exercise as needed. Throughout my time in vision therapy and after it, I experienced many improvements, particularly in reading and comprehension. When I had to study for a licensing exam, I could not believe the difference. It was so much easier and less stressful for me. I read quicker and remembered more than I would have before. For the first time in a long time, I felt confident in my learning and comprehension. Thank you Suburban Eye Care for helping me through my vision issues!
- Jul. 01, 2023
If your family member is struggling to see give these folks a shot - you won’t be disappointed wit... h Dr. Jacobi! Dr. Jacobi is very personable and he placed my mom at complete ease. Thank you Doctor Jacobi! Summer (front desk clerk) was very professional!
- May. 24, 2023
I highly recommend the Vision Therapy program! As an adult going through the process it opened up m... y eyes to what was really going on with me. I was having horrible anxiety about driving, going on vacation, going out with friends, even day to day activities were too much for me. It was because my eyes were not working together anymore(Convergence insufficiency & Vertical Heterophoria) and I was seeing double. Dr. Kayla Smith is a fantastic Optometrist who I saw throughout the program. She cares so much for her patients and listens to your concerns. Amanda G was my fantastic Vision Therapist. We worked together for 6 months. She sent me home with exercises to work on and met once a week in office. She's kind, warm and very very encouraging! Together they gave me the tools and exercises to work through vision issues and my anxiety that is being caused by my diagnosed problems. I graduated therapy and couldn't be more happy with the program. I am grateful that I was prescribed Prism glasses to wear when my eyes get fatigued to help with my Vertical Heterophoria(vertical misalignment of my right eye). If you're having vision issues, are anxious about being in a car or even living your normal life seems more anxiety ridden I suggest making an appointment for to see if you are a candidate for Vision Therapy!
- May. 07, 2023
Friendly and warm place. Super nice people
- Apr. 22, 2023
Very thorough friendly and knowledgeable.The staff is very professional .
- Mar. 26, 2023
Friendly office
- Mar. 24, 2023
The staff and eyewear selection are both great. The staff is always helpful when choosing frames and... my glasses always arrive earlier than expected and the lenses are always correct.
- Mar. 19, 2023
I always receive a good exam and great service from Suburban Eye Care. The staff is friendly and alw... ays helpful.

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When to Consider Vision Therapy for Reading and Learning Challenges

  • When Reading Struggles Persist

    If reading difficulties persist despite conventional interventions, it may be time to explore vision therapy as an alternative solution.

  • Difficulty Maintaining Focus

    Children with trouble sustaining attention during reading, school work, or learning tasks may benefit from vision therapy.

  • Undetected Vision Problems

    Vision issues that go undetected can hinder learning progress. Vision therapy can discover and address these hidden challenges.

  • Enhancing Academic Performance

    Vision therapy can equip your child with the tools to improve their learning and socializing, boosting their confidence at the same time.


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Unlocking Your Child’s Potential for Academic Success

Reading and learning difficulties should not stand in the way of academic success. Vision therapy offers a path to empower children with the visual skills needed to excel in reading and learning.

If your child faces reading challenges, schedule an appointment with Suburban Eye Care today. Together, we can improve their learning for a brighter future.

(734) 525-8170