A doctor with a vision

. June 14, 2013.

Mental deficiencies, ADD, and bullying aren’t the only things that can cause kids to struggle for good grades and comprehension in schools.  Learning related vision problems are often overlooked as reasons behind educational difficulties in children, but they’re often at the heart of the problem. Schmakel Eye Care offers special vision therapy for children (and adults) of all ages to help treat nearsighted disorders like convergence insufficiency, tracking problems, eye turns, focusing issues, and other visual problems and conditions that greatly affect school performance. “Some visual conditions cannot be treated adequately just with glasses, contact lenses and/or patching,” says owner and optometrist Dr. Jeffrey G. Schmakel.  “And are best resolved through a program of vision therapy.”

With vision therapy, children are given highly individual and supervised methods and coaching on exercises to improve their visual-motor connections between the brain and the eye.  Depending on their individual needs, children working with Dr. Schmakel are taught to take control of their eye alignment, tracking and teaming, focusing abilities, and visual processing.    

“Vision therapy can help those individuals who lack the necessary visual skills for effective reading, writing, and learning,” says Dr. Schmakel, who, with the help of his staff, has developed an effective intensive, manageable 12-week program that allows each child to achieve maximum results and improve how they process information. 
In addition to comprehensive vision therapy programs and advanced Optometry services, Dr. Schmakel brought the Sensory Learning Program to Toledo. This program helps patients with special needs — developmental delays, PDD, ADD/ADHD, autism disorder, birth traumas, brain injuries, strokes, and other complicated conditions.

Schmakel Eye Care is located on 3454 Oak Alley CT in #200.  For details about vision therapy, sensory integration therapy, upcoming informational workshops, and general optometry services, please call
419-578-0057 or visit https://www.toledoeyecare.com.