Impact of Vision

The Impact that Improved Vision can have on Children

Dr. Wernick believes that one of the most positive aspects of successfully treating visual deficits in children, is in the sense of renewed confidence it instills in them.

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Symptoms

Consequence of Struggling

Parents often report that as their children continue to struggle with visual problems in school, they begin to lose confidence and start comparing themselves with classmates. They begin to make generalized statements doubting their own intelligence, pointing to other students who appear to perform better as "proof" of their inferior intellect. The psychological effects can be devastating.

The Joy of Acquiring Skills and Renewed Confidence

Fortunately, children often thrive when they begin a proper treatment plan to improve these underlying vision problems. Children who struggled in school may suddenly become the child who raises her hand or wants to read aloud for the rest of the class.
Dr. Wernick believes that one of the most rewarding aspects of an improvement in a child’s visual skills is in seeing their renewed confidence and their excitement in expressing new skills. The impact of an enhanced sense of self-worth is as developmentally significant as any set of improved visual skills.
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There are high visual demands for a school age child and when a child cannot keep up with these expectations, he or she can struggle in so many ways, including challenges with self-esteem. These struggles can often be overlooked or misdiagnosed, however very often the underlying problem can be related to a deficit in the child’s visual system. Dr. Wernick is experienced in diagnosing and treating these visual challenges which extend far beyond how well a child can read from the eye chart.

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At Amplify with Dr Wernick I was seeking help for seemingly intractable, probably age-related dryness. I've seen other doctors about it, and that has been helpful, but what he explained to me about it and the careful way he answered all my questions gave me so much more of a clear understanding of what is going on (and is not) that I am more able to implement all his and others' recommendations than I was before. And he gave me additional resources for further follow-up. I am most grateful.


Cynthia Norton

Wow! This is a great Eye Care medical facility. I was thoroughly examined by Dr. Pinkhasov for over 2 hours. She made sure to check my eyes for pretty much everything and patiently explained proper care for my eyes. They definitely know how to provide great care and treat their patients right. Now I know why they have such a great reputation and been around for so long.


Steve Fay

Dr. Kavner is a gifted diagnostician and orthoptic therapist. He treated me several decades ago for a condition similar to dyslexia. I was having migraines five times per week. I worked with him for about a year and I experienced tremendous improvement (down to 3-4 per year) that has lasted.


Mary K.

Dr. Kavner recommended two types of eye therapy for my daughter. One of them using bio-feedback. In just three sessions she is seeing considerably better. She shouted this morning: Ooh my God! I could not see these letters with my glasses on, and now I can see them without my glasses. If you are willing and able to invest in improving your vision, this is a good place to go to!


Peter G.

Dr. Kavner recommended two types of eye therapy for my daughter. One of them using bio-feedback. In just three sessions she is seeing considerably better. She shouted this morning: Ooh my God! I could not see these letters with my glasses on, and now I can see them without my glasses. If you are willing and able to invest in improving your vision, this is a good place to go to!


Kinkie F.

I have always found Dr Kavner's work, expertise and wisdom of the highest caliber. As one of the fathers of OT, occupational othomology, his depth and breadth of knowledge about the eyes' health and wellbeing of the patient is exemplary. Cannot say enough good things about him.


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