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Fears create obstacles and often stop you from moving forward in life.

Meet Joni … A Doctor Whose Perfectionism Almost Paralyzed Her

Fears create obstacles and often stop you from moving forward in life. Sometimes, change can be made without having a sledgehammer fall on you. For many, just a few minutes can alter the way you think, feel, even act. Taking the first step requires the clarity and focus of what you desire woven with the […]

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Many kids are misdiagnosed as having learning disabilities.

Did you know that 80% of learning is visual? Yet one out of four children in the U.S. has an undiagnosed visual problem that impacts his or her learning? Many of these kids are diagnosed or misdiagnosed as having learning disabilities, Attention Deficit Disorder, dyslexia, or poor motivation. In addition, 70% of patients who have […]

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Betty's Painting

Meet Betty … Legally Blind, Yet an Artist Seeing Beyond What’s Clear

Do you have perfect eyesight yet are blind to the world around you? Meet Betty … Legally Blind, Yet an Artist Seeing Beyond What’s Clear. When I first started practicing optometry, my patient Betty taught me a very insightful lesson. She was vibrant at 74, and an exceptional artist. In fact, I have purchased several […]

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SECO International (Southern Council of Optometrists) Lectures

I’m honored to be one of many excellent presenters at the SECO 2020 Congress.

My lectures include:

Vision therapy Grand Rounds

Enhancing Sports Performance:  Testing and Training

Our Children’s Crisis:  The Role of Vision and Learning


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New Optometry Schools

I just returned from a COVD Tour de Optometry visit at the 2 newest Optometry schools in the US… Midwestern U in the Phoenix area and Rosenberg School of Optometry in San Antonio. Both schools are beautifully equipped with excellent, motivated staff and students. Vision therapy seems to be a priority of interest at both […]

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Another Joint Statement Regarding LD, Dyslexia, & Vision – A Rebuttal

Joseph Manley, MD a physician and medical-legal expert witness states that , “The conclusions (particularly the failure to recommend optometric vision therapy for children likely to benefit from it) of the American Academy of Pediatrics report on Learning Disabilities, Dyslexia and Vision are based on exclusion of the most relevant data and inconsistent application of […]

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So Much More to Vision than Seeing

A Developmental optometric colleague in Israel just sent an email to his fellow optometrists.  It’s a beautiful demonstration to stop for a moment and take notice as to what is really important in life: “I just wanted to share something that happened today that reminded me that I practice optometry in Jerusalem. I was examining an […]

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Dr. Sue Lowe-My Inspiration

My gracious and wonderful friend, Dr. Sue Lowe from Laramie, WY, was featured in Women In Optometry Magazine (Nov 2010). If there were more people like Sue, this world would be a nice place to live!  Congrats Sue!

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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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Dr. Glen "Bubba" Steele Visits B's Ballpark Museum

The esteemed Dr. Glen “Bubba” Steele honored us with his presence at B’s Ballpark Museum this weekend.  Bubba was in Denver for the APHA (American Public Health Association) Vision Care Section meeting.  He took a few minutes out of his busy schedule to remember his old favorite team, the Boston Braves.  Thanks Bubba for all […]

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