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Yorba Linda Optometry & Beyond

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17451 Bastanchury Rd Suite 104 C1
Yorba Linda, CA 92886
Phone: 714-961-2020

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Monday1:00pm7:00pm
Tuesday1:00pm7:00pm
Wednesday1:00pm7:00pm
Thursday1:00pm7:00pm
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Vision Therapy

We find out what's causing the problem and the patient learns how to correct the deficiencies.

Vision and Learning 

  • Poor focusing causes blur and fatigue.
  • Poor muscle balance causes constant or intermittent double vision and eye strain.
  • Poor tracking causes loss of place and poor comprehension when reading.
  • Poor visual discrimination of size, form, direction, color, and space causes confusion and failure to learn.
  • Poor Visual memory- long and short term-interrupts information processing required in reading, learning and all around performance.
  • Poor Visual motor skills - the eye programming body movement- causes clumsiness, lack of coordination and spatial disorganization. Failure to function in this area at a developmentally age appropriate level will affect all areas of development. Many patients who are in Occupational Therapy find that Vision Therapy allows significant breakthroughs in their progress.

Vision on the Job

  • Good Visual function in the computer age
  • Focusing flexibility 
  • Muscle balance
  • Speed of fixation
    • Vision Therapy can result in:
      • Fewer errors
      • Less fatigue
      • Higher productivity 
      • Reducing the progression of myopia (nearsightedness)

Vision and Sports

  • Dynamic Acuity
  • Peripheral Awareness
  • Figure - Ground perception 
  • Tracking
  • Visual motor skills    

Vision Therapy can improve:

  • Hitting, throwing, catching, spatial awareness and rapid response to action on the field

Click Here to see what the former Harvard Chief of Ophthalmology , Firmon E Hardenbergh, has said regarding Vision Therapy


Click Here to see what Michele, who is from the Vision Therapy Parents Unite Facebook Group, has said regarding how Vision Therapy can answer questions that a normal ophthalmology visit might not.

If you are interested in what other parents have to say about Vision Therapy, Click Here to Join the Vision Therapy Parents Unite Facebook Group. 


Individualized Education Program (IEP)
 
If you think your child might need Vision Therapy but are unable to afford the therapy, you should consider requesting an Individualized Education Program (IEP) from your child’s school. IEPs can cover the cost of Vision Therapy.

From understood.org:

What is an IEP?
 
A federal law called the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) requires that public schools create an IEP for every child receiving special education services. The school covers the costs of an IEP. Kids from age 3 through high school graduation or a maximum age of 22 (whichever comes first) may be eligible for an IEP.
 
The IEP is meant to address each child’s unique learning issues and include specific educational goals. It is a legally binding document. The school must provide everything it promises in the IEP.
 
Here’s a quick look at what an IEP must include, by law:

  •  A statement of your child’s present level of performance (PLOP)—this is how your child is doing in school now
  • Your child’s annual educational goals
  • Special education supports and services that the school will provide to help your child reach goals, such as Vision Therapy
  • Modifications and accommodations the school will provide to help your child make progress
  • Accommodations your child will be allowed when taking standardized tests
  • How and when the school will measure your child’s progress toward annual goals
  • Transition planning that prepares teens for life after high school


Who qualifies for an IEP?
Two things must happen before a child can get special education services.
 
1. An evaluation. Parents, teachers, a counselor, a doctor or anyone else who suspects a child is struggling can request an evaluation. The school psychologist and other professionals may give your child various tests. They also may observe your child in the classroom.
 
At Yorba Linda Optometry and Beyond, Dr. Marran O.D. Ph.D. may give your child various tests to determine if your child has a vision problem that could treated by Vision Therapy.

2. A decision. The IEP team, which includes parents and school officials, decides whether or not your child needs special education services in order to learn the general education curriculum. IDEA says that having any of 13 disabilities may qualify a child for special education. The school and parents review the evaluation and determine whether the results show that your child needs services and supports.
 
If the IEP team agrees that your child needs services, then the next step is to create an IEP. If your child is found ineligible, you can still try to get services for your child. For instance, you might pursue a 504 plan. Click here to read more about a 504 plan. Click here for more information on IEPs.


Here are 6 steps for requesting a school evaluation:

1. Find out where to send your request. Ask your child’s teacher who to address your request for an educational evaluation to. If they don’t know, ask the principal or your school’s special education director.

2. Write a formal letter. Download a sample letter to give yourself a model to follow. Modify it based on your concerns and observations of your child.

3. Be specific about why you’re requesting the evaluation. Write as much as you need to about your concerns. Don’t be afraid to say things like, “I’m requesting my child be evaluated to see if she has vision problems.”

4. Consent to your child being evaluated. Say explicitly in your letter that you are giving consent for your child to be evaluated. Request a “Consent to Evaluate” form to sign.

5. Make sure the letter arrives. Hand-deliver it or send it via certified mail (“return receipt requested”). If you hand-deliver the letter, ask for a date-stamped, signed copy for your records.

6. Follow up. After five days, if you haven’t heard anything, check in with the school. You can do this by phone, but send an email or letter to confirm the next steps that were agreed upon in that conversation.

Services We strive to provide complete care for our patients. Learn more about all the services we provide. Make An Appointment We will do our best to accommodate your busy schedule. Schedule an appointment today! Online Forms Our patient forms are available online so they can be completed in the convenience of your own home or office.

Testimonial

“I have seen so much growth in Kayla.  She appears much less frustrated and seems more able to cope with frustrating situations.  Last year she could not connect the dots to make a triangle to now being able to draw and microscope and it's parts from the board.  She enjoys reading now and is doing adult connect the dot books.  We used to spend hours on homework which was often not done correctly--to going to school all day and then math tutoring for an hour with no problems.  She still struggles with reading and spelling, but on her last report card got all A's and 1B.  She feels that the vision therapy has helped her be more successful in life (softball, school, etc).  My personnel feeling is that Kayla's vision problems created a feeling of chaos or loss of control---she struggled with trying to control her life in a chaotic situation.  Now she can make sense of the world visually, she is less angry, less stressed and feels more successful in life. Thank you for everything!”

Dr. Camille Reineke PhD Pyschologist

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DayMorningAfternoon
Monday1:00pm7:00pm
Tuesday1:00pm7:00pm
Wednesday1:00pm7:00pm
Thursday1:00pm7:00pm
Friday1:00pm7:00pm
SaturdayClosedClosed
SundayClosedClosed
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Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
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  • 17451 Bastanchury Rd Suite 104 C1 Yorba Linda, CA 92886
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