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Great Interns At Hellerstein & Brenner Vision Center

Externs from schools of optometry around the country spend several months rotation at my optometry practice, Hellerstein & Brenner Vision Center, PC.  These schools include Illinois College of Optometry, Pacific University, Southern College of Optometry and Southern CA College of Optometry.  The externs become part of our wonderful staff, learning how to treat patients in […]

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They'll Laugh At Me…I Must Be Stupid

In my vision therapy practice, we’ve observed hundreds of children improve their tracking, focusing, eye teaming and visual information processing skills.  Reading frequently improves throughout the vision therapy program.  Some children just take off with a huge boost in confidence and excitement.  Some may need additional reading tutoring.  However, some children, even with their increased […]

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Sensory Processing Disorder Symposium

Hope to see many of you in Seattle, Nov 12 & 13, at the Sensory Processing Disorder(SPD) Symposium.  Dr. Lucy Jane Miller, PhD, OTR, founder and executive director of SPD, continues on her quest to research, validate and teach about sensory integration. I am honered ot have been invited to speak at the symposium about […]

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Can everyone see 3D entertainment?

Best Buy acknowledges vision problems for some viewers of 3D TV Nearly one million people in the U.S. suffer from stereo blindness, according to the College of Optometrists in Vision Development (www.covd.org). This prevents them from perceiving the intended depth of 3D entertainment experiences. Some of these people will see 3D programming in 2D with no […]

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Oliver Sacks MD- More Stories on Vision

Thanks to my friends and colleagues, Dr. Dom Maino & Len Press.  They have posted addition information regarding Oliver Sacks’ new Book, The Mind’s Eye. The podcast below features neurologist Oliver Sacks.  Dr. Sacks tells stories of people who manage to navigate the world and communicate, despite losing what many consider indispensable senses and abilities: […]

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Sensory Processing Disorder Conference – Dr. Lucy Miller

Sensory Processing Disorder Foundation Presents 11th International Symposium and Pre-Conference Institute NOV 12-14 in Seattle, Washington Coming Together: New Conversations on Sensory Processing Disorder Latest Sensory Processing Disorder research Innovative treatment strategies Parenting solutions Evolution in education Network with colleagues from around the world Leaders in Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) discussing research, intervention, education and parent […]

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Oliver Sacks New Book – The Mind's Eye

Today is the launch day for the much anticipated release of a new book by Oliver Sacks, The Mind’s Eye. Per an Amazon reviewer, Evelyn Uyemura, “The Mind’s Eye is a superb synthesis of science, medicine, and insight into the human experience. His obvious empathy, and even affection, for the people he meets and consults […]

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Vision Therapy Reboots Vision System in Brain Injury Patients

For most of us, clear vision is as easy as opening our eyes. However, every year 1.4 million Americans sustain a traumatic brain injury that could affect their ability to see. Dr. Sue Durham, optometrist,  said a growing number of people with vision problems from brain injury are military service members stationed in Iraq and […]

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More about Reading-Improvements Following Vision Therapy

Dr. Dom Maino nicely summarizes research by Dr. Barry Tannen.  In his blog, Dr. Maino states, “The Visagraph Eye Movement System (Visagraph) records and analyzes a student’s eye movements while reading. The analysis provides grade level equivalents for various measurements such as fixations and regressions per 100 words and reading speed in words per minute. […]

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Author U Bootcamp

Dr. Judith Briles & Katherine Carol continue organizing great CE and support for independent authors.  Check out a few of my fellow authors.  The boot camp was about ebooks and all the new technology regarding publication of books! Judith was my book shephard for my award-winning book, See It. Say It. Do It!

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