Vision Therapies for Children on the Autism Spectrum with Dr. Nancy Torgerson (Episode #53)

Dr. Nancy TorgersonDr. Lynn Hellerstein of Vision Beyond Sight speaks with Dr. Nancy Torgerson, founder and owner of Alderwood Vision Therapy, to talk about vision and autism and helping children and people on the spectrum through eye exams and vision therapies including the use of yoked prism lenses. Nancy, or Dr. T, is also an adjunct professor and co-author of The Essential Playbook, Maximizing Outcomes in Optometric Vision Therapy.

This episode is Dr. T’s second show on the podcast. Check out her first show about Ending The Senseless Visual Struggle here.

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  • The autism spectrum and the exploding awareness about it
  • Doing vision exams to children on the spectrum
  • Problems in fixation, eye contact and eye teaming
  • How to help children on the spectrum as an optometrist
  • How yoked prism lenses work and help with vision problems
  • Different vision therapies for children on the spectrum
  • Dr. T’s miracle cases
  • The Essential Playbook, Maximizing Outcomes in Optometric Vision Therapy

About Dr. Nancy Torgerson:

Fluent in compassion and enthusiasm, highly educated and credentialed, Nancy Torgerson, “Dr. T,” is a modern-day visionary, a recipient of numerous awards and international speaker.

Her long-established optometry center incorporates the leading-edge science of Vision Therapy. Dr. T can attest firsthand to its efficacy, having experienced remarkable results as a patient herself, and from the thousands of successful patients’ outcomes as they envision and pursue their newly perceived potential.

Equally comfortable and competent in her roles as mom, doctor, adjunct professor, founder and business owner, decades of growth and experience led her to create and co-author, The Essential Playbook, Maximizing Outcomes in Optometric Vision Therapy, which delivers to all practitioners gems of her work.

Dr. Torgerson attributes much of her success to the team approach in her practice and to her husband of forty years’ support, creativity and thoughtfulness.

Her mission is to love unconditionally with her whole heart, mind and soul with unwavering hope and optimism; empower through connection and relationship to hold space for others to imagine life from a different vantage and discover their true potential; to inspire with encouragement and empathy new possibilities, shining brightly for the betterment of humankind.

Connect with Dr. T and Alderwood Vision Therapy:

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Check out Dr. T’s book here: The Essential Playbook, Maximizing Outcomes in Optometric Vision Therapy

“This is an important thing: to see how behavior changes with different lenses on with yoked prism. I’ll never forget one person. It was a teenager. He was like: ‘Mom, do you see it? Do you see it?’ He started seeing 3D for the first time. He goes, ‘My hands! Do you see my hands?’ He discovered that his hands and his arms were connected to his body. He has never known that before.” – Dr. Nancy Torgerson

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Dr. Lynn Hellerstein, Developmental Optometrist, co-owner of Hellerstein & Brenner Vision Center, P.C., award-winning author and international speaker, holds powerful and inspiring conversations with her guests in the areas of health, wellness, education, sports and psychology. They share their inspirational stories of healing and transformation through their vision expansion. Vision Beyond Sight Podcast will help you see with clarity, gain courage and confidence. Welcome to Vision Beyond Sight!

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Dr. Lynn is available for speaking engagements and consulting. For more information, visit

To learn more about vision therapy or to find a doctor providing vision therapy in your area, visit:

To learn more about vision and the impact in concussion/brain injury, visit: Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Association.

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