Our Support Staff

Kim Jelinske – Office Manager

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What brought you to The Vision Therapy Center?
My oldest son was struggling in school. I heard a friend talking about this program she was doing with her son and how it was helping him. We talked about it and when I told her I’d already had his eye’s checked, she convinced me that this was different. I am glad she did. We came in and started therapy. It was like a new world for us. We always knew how smart he was, now he was able to show us in school, in sports, and in his everyday life. Shortly after he started therapy, I talked with Dr. Knueppel and told her how angry I was that no one had suggested this to us earlier. She asked if I wanted to help spread the word about vision therapy and I jumped on  board.

What’s your favorite part about being the office manager?
I get to work with most of the families and see how the therapy is improving their lives. I often get to go to school visits for patients and it is great to see how eager the teachers are to help their students.

What has amazed you about vision therapy?
I have been here ten years and, at first, I kept waiting for people to tell me that they had really tried and that it didn’t work. Well, I’m still waiting. When people really commit to the program and do the work required to improve their vision, they are not disappointed. My favorite memory was of an adult patient who had never seen anything in 3D – Her world was relatively flat. She worked very hard in therapy and one day I found her crying in the lobby. I asked what was wrong, and she told me they were tears of joy, that she had just seen depth for the first time. I will never forget that day. Or the hundreds of other days talking to patients of all ages who could now do things that were impossible before – get a 100 on a spelling test, memorize all the state capitals, read for more than five minutes at a time, hit a baseball, and so much more.

Favorite Movie: Maltese Falcon
Favorite Book: Too many to choose from; anything by Edgar Allen Poe, Catch 22, Sherlock Holmes.
Hobbies: I have a lot! I love any king of knitting, crocheting, needlework, etc. I love to cook and garden. My husband is hoping that soon I will love golf!
Family: I have been happily married for over 25 years and we have three beautiful sons. Two are in college and one is in high school.
My favorite thing to do: Spend time with my family and friends, anywhere, but especially at our cottage.

Renee Knoll – Administrative Assistant

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What brought you to The Vision Therapy Center?
The chance to work the Front Desk and interact with people.

What’s your favorite part about your job?
Everything, each day is a different schedule and it keeps us going!!

Favorite Movie: Sound of Music
Favorite Book: Laura Ingalls Wilder series
Hobbies: Motorcycling, camping, crafts
Family: Husband Arden, sons Brad and Dillon
My favorite thing to do: Watch hockey, is there any other sport?

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