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Vision & Learning Information Session Dates for Spring & Summer 2017

Upcoming Dates for Our Vision & Learning Information Sessions
April 12th
May 17th
July 12th
August 23rd

All sessions are at 6:30pm at The Solution Center.

How can a dysfunctional visual system affect school, work, sports, and all areas of our lives? Often, common symptoms of dyslexia, ADHD, reading and learning difficulty, poor handwriting, poor eye-hand coordination, and poor executive function skills can be caused (or intensified) by an undiagnosed vision disorder. Pediatricians and school nurses do not screen for these vision disorders during routine vision screenings.

Parents, adults with vision concerns, educators, and other professionals will benefit from this free information session. Attendees will receive a $50 gift certificate to use toward therapy, treatment, or vision & learning evaluation.

Please call or email our office to RSVP.


Did you know? A concussion, even a minor one, can cause changes in vision and visual processing.

A concussion often causes changes to vision and to visual processing. Most of these changes are not detected through an exam with your child’s primary care physician or emergency room physician. While it is extremely important for your child to be seen by a primary care physician or emergency room physician, it is also critical to be seen by a pediatric eye doctor after experiencing a concussion. Following a concussion, children often experience slight changes in vision and/ or perception which can cause headaches, fatigue, changes in visual acuity, and changes in the way the eyes take in and process information (learning).
With proper monitoring, attention, and treatment, some of the negative effects caused by a concussion or TBI can be corrected. Learn more…


PACE (Processing & Cognitive Enhancement) for Executive Function Skills

Do you want learning to be easier for your child? Does your child struggle with executive function skills?

Do you want them to start next school year ahead of the pack rather than trying to keep up?

Enroll your child in a summer camp that will increase their overall ability to learn by strengthening their mental skills instead of teaching coping methods. Give us one hour a day this summer and we will give you a brand new student ready to return to school and excel. This is not a tutoring program but instead is a method to improve executive function skills. It’s one on one brain training!

To learn more, please attend our free workshop on March 16, 2016 at 6:30 pm at 937 Polaris Woods Blvd in Westerville. RSVP to jstevenson@ohiovisioncare.com. Additional Information about PACE can be found here.

Testing is conducted at the beginning and end of camp and we guarantee a two year increase in skills. PACE is effective for ages 6 through adult.


Does Your Child Run Out of Time on the SAT & ACT?

Many high school students, even those who are excellent students, have difficulty with the time limits on the SAT and ACT. Sadly, running out of time and leaving questions blank results in lower SAT / ACT scores. If your son or daughter is having trouble completing these tests within the time limits, call or email our office. Through an evaluation, our doctors can find out what is causing the problem. An undiagnosed visual issue can cause reading speeds to be slower. These issues are not detected through a pediatrician’s or school nurse’s office screening. Our developmental optometrists are very experienced in understanding and treating visual issues that effect perception and learning.

Not only are the ACT and SAT tests difficult to complete within the allotted time, they are also printed in tiny font with small line spacing. In addition, test takers are required to “bubble in” their answers on an answer sheet. Even a seemingly minor vision issue can cause a breakdown in the skills required to accurately complete these tests in a timely manner.


Get to Know Dr. Stutler

Get to Know Dr. Stutler

Why did you decide to become an optometrist? I always knew I wanted to work in the health care field. My sister, who was studying to be an eye doctor at the time, talked to me about how vision plays an important role in how we learn. I wanted to make sure all children had the visual skills to succeed.

What is the best part of your job? I love my job when I see a child who has their life changed through vision therapy. Most children do not know how they should be seeing and many children when they come to us have no vision concerns. I love talking with the child about how they will see after vision therapy. I love when they are able to accomplish their learning goals so much easier after they have completed vision therapy and are able to see the best they have ever seen.

What advice would you give to a parent who has a child who is struggling with reading or learning? Since 80% of what a child learns is through their vision, it is very important to have a comprehensive dilated eye exam including a binocular vision assessment. Not all eye doctors routinely perform binocular testing, so it is important to make the eye doctor aware of any academic concerns your child may be experiencing so the appropriate testing is completed.


Get to Know Dr. Evans

Get to Know Dr. Evans

A Q&A with Dr. Nancy Evans

Why did you decide to become an optometrist?

I received my first pair of eyeglasses in the third grade, and was a regular “visitor” at my optometrist’s office as my eyesight continued to require stronger prescriptions each year. After spending so much time at the eye doctor’s office I decided it looked like a cool profession, plus I loved science. When I was fit with contact lenses late in middle school I was hooked!

What is the best part of your job?

Seeing the amazement of a child or adult now able to see clearly and comfortably never gets old. I also love that no two days are ever alike, as I am working with new patients, new families and new situations each day.
Getting to know my patients and their families while seeing them grow and change each year, is one of the best bonuses of my job!

What makes the Solution Center different from other optometry offices?

The Solution Center is filled with staff and Doctors who truly love working with children, and who strive to make each and every patient feel special. The enthusiasm of each and every staff member is contagious. The Solution Center is a fun but safe environment or children ranging from those with special needs to those coming in for their very first vision examination.
To read more about Dr. Evans, visit Our Doctors page.


Did your child have trouble hitting a baseball or softball last summer?

If your child has difficulty hitting a baseball, softball, or golf ball, s/he may have an undiagnosed vision disorder. We frequently correct these issues through sports vision therapy. Your child could have a vision issue that is affecting his/her ability to visually track and hit a ball even if they have 20/20 vision. Many college and professional athletes use vision therapy to improve their game!

Find out more about sports vision therapy at http://www.visioncenter4kids.com/sports.php.

Email us or call our office to schedule an evaluation to find out if sports vision therapy can help your child. With spring and summer sports starting soon, now is the time to call us.


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