For a child struggling with a learning disorder, the world can seem like a very unfriendly place. As a parent, you’re doing everything possible to make things better, but what if nothing seems to help? It could be that a learning disorder isn’t really the problem—it’s a symptom. The ability to read and learn can be seriously impeded by hidden, vision-related issues. Excel Institute is dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of these vision problems.

We provide a noninvasive, drug-­free program of care, customized for children and adults with autism, ADD/ADHD, dyslexia and other learning disabilities, and for those suffering from traumatic brain injury (TBI). Through vision therapy, or VT, our expert team helps patients gain the visual-­system competency they need to make a lasting difference in their lives.

Danna Haba O.D., F.C.O.V.D.

Founder of Shelby Eye Care in 1987, and the Excel Institute of Shelby in 2004. Dr. Haba specializes in behavioral optometry and vision therapy… read more.


Jennifer Place, O.D.

Dr. Place graduated with honors from the Michigan College of Optometry in 2001. Her training includes treatment of ocular disease at the Detroit VA Hospital… read more.


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Dr. Sue Barry — Science and Splash

Dad Sees Great Improvement in Son’s School Work

Wesley was really struggling in school. He’s a bright boy, but was having trouble with reading, writing and spelling. Because he was not succeeding in these subject areas, he avoided them, which his teacher interpreted to be an attention problem… read more

Take the Vision Quiz

The Vision Quiz is the first step toward assessing if a student has a vision problem. Write a number that best describes how often each symptom occurs:

0=Never | 1=Seldom | 2=Occasionally | 3=Frequently | 4=Always