Free Vision & Learning Screening at Excel Institute of Shelby
April 2, 2013
You must call to schedule your free screening: 586-731-9725 (No walk-ins)
Undetected vision problems put limits on the lives of tens of millions of both young people and adults. If your child, or a child you know, is having problems at school, or if they have any of the problems on this checklist, our screening will detect whether vision may be part of the problem.
*Person skips, words, re-reads the same line, misses small words
*Takes hours to do homework that should take only a little time
*Must read and re-read to gain meaning from what’s being read
*Dislikes or avoids reading work, but does better with math
*Gets headaches or eyestrain after doing reading or other near work
*Squints or leans toward reading material, trouble reading board
*Hates to read but loves to have you read to them
*Has fallen more than 2 years behind class level in reading
*Covers one eye while reading, with hand or by “hunching down” over books
*Frequent letter reversals after second grade
*Misbehave, moody or class clown to distract attention from problems, often starting by grade 3
Testing includes much more than just clarity of sight. We will also test eye movement, focusing, how well the eyes work and move together, and the effectiveness of other critical visual skills that may limit performance.
The screening is performed at the doctor’s office. Results of the screening will be reported either at the time of the screening, or at an appointment to be set later. This is not a full vision evaluation and tests will be done by a carefully trained optometric assistant. Any problem found during this screening may point to the presence of a vision problem, but an actual diagnosis requires more extensive testing by a Behavioral Optometrist.
Dr. Danna Haba, OD, FCOVD to Speak at Brain Injury Association of Michigan’s Annual Conference
Dr. Haba is a featured speaker at the largest brain injury conference in the nation with 135+ exhibitors and 1,400 attendees. As an attendee you will learn of “state-of-the art information about brain injury treatment and therapies, which will foster maximal rehabilitation and a good quality of life. This conference is designed to benefit persons engaged in therapies with persons recovering from injury as well as caregivers and persons with brain injury.”
The topic of her lecture is “Vision Rehabilitation: Post Trauma Vision Syndrome & Visual Midline Shift Syndrome.” Dr. Haba will be lecturing on Friday, September 28, 10:30 am.
Dr. Haba’s years of experience treating brain injury patients has proven that great strides can be made with vision therapy. Her ease in sharing her knowledge with an audience will make this a lecture you will be glad to have attended.
Go to this website to register: http://www.biami.org/brain-injury-conference-michigan.htm
Vision Therapy Channel 4 News
Dramatic Jump in I.Q. After Vision Therapy
Dear Dr. Haba, Enclosed please find the results for Brandon’s testing completed yesterday. I was aware things were going better, but nothing prepared me for the shock I received. Please sit down. Brandon’s I.Q. has jumped again. Depending on which test, between 30 and 40 points in the last year. If you will remember, his I.Q. when I came to you was considered borderline. He is now in the superior to very superior range. This flies in the face of conventional wisdom that asserts I.Q. is stagnant and cannot be changed. At Christmas time something snapped for him. His attention span was better and things were easier. After all the therapies, money, and time spent, it is so worth it. He is so worth it. It has been a journey, not always easy; sacrifices have been made. Thank you for opening your doors (and keeping them open) and offering your guidance, support and wisdom through this. He will go to college in a few years, something only dreamed of before. The course of his life has been changed; we may have lost him on his prior course.
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
Sincerely, DeEtte Myers
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. The school principal was urging me to have him tested by a doctor for ADD, with the end goal being medication. Fortunately for us, another administrator in our district was familiar with vision therapy, and referred us to Dr. Haba at Excel Institute.