Archive for February, 2011

Vision therapy helps high schooler

Vision therapy can help high schoolers like Kaitlin.

Vision therapy can help high schoolers too.

A success story from Caitlin Rach, a client at The Vision Therapy Center:

In 9th grade I started to get headaches in school, especially when reading for long periods of time. We thought it was just time for me to get some reading glasses. I went to the eye doctor and they said I needed to go through vision therapy.

I knew what this was because my sister previously went through it. Honestly, I was dreading it. I was a busy girl. I had school, sports, and other activities. But after the six months, with the results, it was definitely worth it. (more…)

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Special thanks to St. Paul’s Lutheran School!

Kim Jelinske discussed vision therapy with parents and teachers at St. Paul's Lutheran School.

Kim Jelinske discussed vision therapy with parents and teachers at St. Paul's Lutheran School.

We had a tremendous presentation at St. Paul’s Lutheran School on Thursday, February 17.  Kim Jelinske presented to a group of very interested and enthusiastic parents.

“We started at 7:00 and I wrapped up the formal portion about 8:00 PM,” Kim said.  “But we were there until 9:15 answering questions and having deeper discussions about vision therapy.  It was exhilarating!”

Special thanks to Patrina Boehringer and the fantastic staff at St. Paul’s for making this all possible.  Already, several parents have signed up for a functional vision test.  Just think:  One hour long presentation may have changed a child’s life forever! 

If you’re interested in having a presentation at your school or organization, simply contact us to set up a date and a time.

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Vision Therapy Needs a Revolution of Its Own

Can vision therapy inspire an uprising of awareness?

Can vision therapy inspire an uprising of awareness?

The upheaval in the Middle East has toppled one autocrat, and looks to crack the foundation of others. 

On our own soil, recent events at Wisconsin’s state capitol have inspired mass protests from teachers, nurses, firefighters and other citizens.

In both cases, people have been motivated by a single uniting cause.  Inspired to stand up, speak out, and fight for what they believe is right.

Now vision therapy needs a little revolution of its own.

We don’t expect rioting in the streets over vision problems

No one here at The Vision Therapy Center, or any of the many developmental optometrists or vision therapists across the country, is going to lead a massive demonstration to Washington, D.C.  We won’t be tossing Molotov cocktails or urging fellow citizens to walk off their jobs.

No, we’re hoping for a different kind of revolution. (more…)

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What the Green Bay Packers Can Teach Us About Vision Problems

The Super Bowl champs overcame a big setback.

The Super Bowl champs overcame a big setback.

The Lombardi Trophy has returned to Titletown, as the Green Bay Packers captured this year’s Super Bowl.  The road to yet another championship wasn’t easy, however.  The Packers had to overcome a rather formidable obstacle:  Injuries. 

People with vision problems also face physical setbacks, and they create their own methods for coping with their problems. However, by taking a page out of the Packers playbook, they can overcome their vision issues and achieve Super Bowl success in school and on the job. (more…)

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St. Paul’s Lutheran School Presentation Rescheduled

Kim Jelinske will speak at St. Paul's Lutheran School.

Kim Jelinske will speak at St. Paul's Lutheran School.

Tonight’s presentation by The Vision Therapy Center at St. Paul’s Lutheran School has been cancelled due to freezing temperatures. 

The presentation has been rescheduled for February 17, from 7:00 – 8:30 PM. 

Kim Jelinske of The Vision Therapy Center will discuss undetected vision problems and the critical link between vision and learning in her presentation “Vision Problems and Learning: Why Bright Students Struggle in School.” (more…)

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The Vision Therapy Center closed Feb. 2

Snowpocalypse Chicago Snowmageddon 2011
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Due to inclement weather, The Vision Therapy Center will be closed on Wednesday, February 2.  Please contact us to reschedule any appointments.  Our therapists and doctors have volunteered for extra hours on Thursday and Friday to facilitate rescheduling.

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