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Keep up-to-date on the latest vision-related news and eye care events in our Practice.

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-> 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...

Why You Shouldn’t Rub Your Eyes

While it may seem like a harmless action, rubbing your eyes can actually cause a lot of damage. There are a number of different reasons that people rub their eyes and for the most part, it does more harm than good. While rubbing your eyes might feel really good in...

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...

Ocular Migraines

Migraine Awareness Month: An ocular migraine is any migraine headache that involves a visual disturbance such as flashes of light, seeing stars or zigzags or the appearance of blind spots in the visual field. Ocular migraines can interfere with your ability to go about your daily tasks such as driving,...

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...

How-to Guide for Buying Sunglasses

Sure, sunglasses might add the final touches to your chic ensemble, but the real reason to purchase your shades is to protect your eyes from the sun. Not only does glare from the sun make it difficult to see, but the UV rays it reflects can cause permanent damage to...

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...

Vision Therapy At Suburban Eye Care

Did you know that 1 out of every 4 school-age children has a vision problem? There is a difference between sight and vision. The difference between eyesight (20/20 acuity) and vision, is that eyesight is the ability to see at distance, and that’s it! Most optometrists check eyesight at 20/20...

Can We Stop to Smell the Flowers?

Eye Allergies got you down? Speak to your optometrists about treatment options for seasonal eye allergies.

Sports Vision Deconstructed

Vision is a critical component to succeed as an athlete and this doesn’t just mean having 20/20 vision. There are a number of visual processes that are involved in optimal sports performance, whether you are playing a weekly little league game or competing in professional sports. The eyes and the...

Success Stories

Here are some examples of how our vision therapy program has changed the lives of our wonderful patients! “At our son, Zachary’s last annual eye examination, Dr. Jacobi asked how school was going? Zachary commented that it was hard especially reading. We had already begun some academic testing at the...

7 Eye Symptoms You Shouldn’t Ignore

While we all know that regular eye exams can help detect warning signs of disease and prevent vision loss, many people fail to seek medical attention when there is an acute problem with the eye. In fact, only about half of Americans that are at risk for serious vision loss...

Women’s Eye Health – 7 Tips for Optimal Vision for Life

April is Women’s Eye Health Month in the USA and May is Healthy Vision month in Canada too, so let’s take the opportunity to look at some tips for maintaining eye and vision health, with a special focus on women.  Statistically, women are more at risk than men for eye...
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Dry Eyes Can Be a Real Pain

Our optometrist explains how dry eye affects his life, and how we can help rid of symptoms like dry, gritty, watery, and tired eyes.

Ultraviolet Light and your Eyes

If you want strong, healthy eyes and clear vision for life, a major step you can take is to protect your eyes from UV radiation.  Wearing proper eye protection from the sun reduces the risk of a number of eye diseases and other conditions that are caused or worsened by...

Multifocal Contact Lenses — ditch those reading glasses

You’ve turned 40 and can’t see the texts on your cell phone anymore. What happens next? You have two choices – bifocal glasses OR multifocal contact lenses Most contact lens wearers can continue to wear contacts throughout their life with a simple switch in type of contact lens. Generally, after...

Technology update – Scleral contact lenses

Scleral lenses are the newest contact lens technology offering sharp vision along with outstanding comfort. They are often used to treat potentially blinding eye conditions such as keratoconus, but are also a terrific alternative to normal contact lenses if dryness or comfort has been an issue in the past while...

OrthoK, preventing nearsightedness one night at a time

Have you considered wearing contact lenses at night instead of during the day?  This is a great solution for many children and adults that require contact lenses or glasses to see the world clearly.  This new technology is known as Orthokeratology or OrthoK for short. OrthoK lenses are a great option for...

So you’ve been diagnosed with Keratoconus? What now?

What is Keratoconus? Keratoconus is a disease of the eye that begins very mild in the early decades of life and eventually requires special treatment in order to maintain vision. The disease is caused by the failure of collagen (the hard glue of the body) in the cornea to maintain...

Quit crying over dry eye. New dry eye treatments have arrived!

For those who have never experienced chronic dry eye, it’s difficult to understand how uncomfortable the condition can be. Dryness can cause a myriad of symptoms such as redness, itchiness, grittiness, blurry vision, and watery eyes. Alongside the discomfort, people constantly have to explain to coworkers and family why they...

So your child is becoming nearsighted.. what are your options?

Myopia, also called near-sightedness, develops during childhood and continues to worsen until adulthood. There is no way to cure myopia, but there are several methods of limiting the amount of myopia a child will ultimately develop. Why does this matter you may ask? Myopia is caused by the eyeball growing...

Have astigmatism? Wear contacts? This lens is better than yours.

For most people with astigmatism, the contact lens options have been notoriously lousy since the dawn of time.  The vision is blurry, the contacts are uncomfortable, and they dry out after only 6 hours of wearing.  Those wearers without astigmatism have enjoyed great advancements in lenses that prevent dryness and...

So you’ve been diagnosed with Ocular Graft vs. Host Disease (GVHD) …

GVHD may cause severe eye dryness that results in permanent vision loss without treatment. Hematologic stem cell transplantation is commonly used to repair the immune system following high intensity radiation treatment.  Simply put, a donor gives healthy blood to somebody with a weakened immune system to jump start their immunity...

So you had RK (Radial Keratotomy) eye surgery in the 80’s…

RK was performed in the 70-90’s and many patients now require glasses or special contact lenses to see clearly. Before the days of LASIK vision correction, Radial keratotomy (RK) was the miracle surgery that allowed the blind to see without glasses.  Unfortunately, there were no data that tested the long-term...

Should I Be Concerned When My Eyelid Twitches?

We all experience the occasional eyelid twitch, which is when the muscle of the eyelid spasms involuntarily. Usually, it comes and goes without intervention and while sure, it can be irritating, is a twitching eyelid ever something to be concerned about? An eyelid twitch, also known as a myokymia, can...
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Atropine: A New Therapy for Nearsightedness

Atropine is an effective form of controlling the progression of nearsightedness in children. As a form of myopia control, atropine is considered the ideal solution for younger patients.

Signs of Eye and Vision Problems in Infants

Infant Eyesight Despite nine months of growth in utero, babies are not born with fully developed eyes and vision - just like they can't walk or talk yet. Over the first few months of life, their visual systems continue to progress, stimulated by their surroundings. Babies will develop the ability...

AMD Awareness Could Save Your Vision

It’s that time of the year again. Each February, the optometric community bands together to create awareness about age-related macular degeneration (AMD). AMD is a leading cause of vision loss for people 50 years and older; early detection plays a key role in the outcome of the disease. That’s why...
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In-Office Workshops: ADD & Vision

Registration is now open! Join us to learn about vision problems that mimic or complicate what is commonly called ADD/ADHD. Snacks, childcare and multiple dates available! Many signs of A.D.D. are similar to those for vision deficits. Please join us in this workshop to learn current facts, and how to...
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Pink, Stinging Eyes?

Conjunctivitis, also called pink eye, is one of the most frequently seen eye diseases, especially in kids. It can be caused by viruses, bacteria or even allergies to pollen, chlorine in swimming pools, and ingredients in cosmetics, or other irritants, which touch the eyes. Some forms of conjunctivitis might be...

Introducing the Ultimate Lens Package from Essilor

The Ultimate Lens Package Offer has been extended through the end of 2018! What is the Ultimate Lens Package (ULP)? The ULP is a combination of three innovative technologies for your ultimate in vision, clarity and protection - together in a single lens.  Double your lenses for FREE when you purchase...

Introducing the Ultimate Lens Package from Essilor

The Ultimate Lens Package Offer has been extended through the end of 2018! What is the Ultimate Lens Package (ULP)? The ULP is a combination of three innovative technologies for your ultimate in vision, clarity and protection - together in a single lens.  Double your lenses for FREE when you purchase...

Introducing the Ultimate Lens Package from Essilor

The Ultimate Lens Package Offer has been extended through the end of 2018! What is the Ultimate Lens Package (ULP)? The ULP is a combination of three innovative technologies for your ultimate in vision, clarity and protection - together in a single lens.  Double your lenses for FREE when you purchase...

Introducing the Ultimate Lens Package from Essilor

The Ultimate Lens Package Offer has been extended through the end of 2018! What is the Ultimate Lens Package (ULP)? The ULP is a combination of three innovative technologies for your ultimate in vision, clarity and protection - together in a single lens.  Double your lenses for FREE when you purchase...

Introducing the Ultimate Lens Package from Essilor

The Ultimate Lens Package Offer has been extended through the end of 2018! What is the Ultimate Lens Package (ULP)? The ULP is a combination of three innovative technologies for your ultimate in vision, clarity and protection - together in a single lens.  Double your lenses for FREE when you purchase...

Introducing the Ultimate Lens Package from Essilor

The Ultimate Lens Package Offer has been extended through the end of 2018! What is the Ultimate Lens Package (ULP)? The ULP is a combination of three innovative technologies for your ultimate in vision, clarity and protection - together in a single lens.  Double your lenses for FREE when you purchase...
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2017 Trunk Show – Travel In Style

Entire High Fashion Lines Must see, Must have Brands Don’t miss out on exclusive new looks in limited quantities not even released yet! Find your newest styles while noshing on gourmet food and libations! Exclusive Raffle Prizes and Gift Bags, as supplies last. Reserve Your Spot Today (appointment is recommended)....
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New Technology Helps Macular Degeneration Patients at Low Vision of Michigan

Low Vision of Michigan at Suburban Eye Care is one of only two locations in the country to pioneer this new, groundbreaking device to help low vision patients regain sight. Dr. Jacobi has trialed a groundbreaking new device with patient Harry Pierce,an 81-year-old, retired Marine. Age is just a number...