New Patients

In order to continue to grow our practice and keep it thriving, we are proud to welcome new patients to our clinic. It is our goal to give you the highest quality services so that you are happy to refer your friends and family.

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Here at The Vision Development Team, we are dedicated to vision therapy.

Vision therapy is great for strengthening your eye muscles and improving your hand-eye coordination.

Here at The Vision Development Team, it is our goal to make sure that our patients have the vision skills needed to meet the rigorous demands of school, work, and sports. Optimal vision encompasses more than 20 different skills! We train VISION beyond 20/20 eyesight.

Vision problems can be due to inefficient eye teaming skills, reduced eye focusing skills, or inadequate visual processing skills. We are here to help with these skills! Athletes can also benefit from vision training. We will help you train your eyes to work better and faster to improve your game.

Career Opportunities

The Vision Development Team is celebrating its 11th anniversary this year and we are not only celebrating, we are growing and recruiting for additional full and part time Vision Therapists. Our therapists guide patients in therapeutic activities, prescribed by the doctor, for the treatment of visual dysfunctions. The patients may be suffering from academic, developmental, physical, and/or emotional impairments due to these visual dysfunctions.

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OUR SERVICES

Vision Therapy

Vision therapy is used to help patients with their visual skills and abilities.

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Sports Vision

Dr. Andrich is the Vision Coach for the Cleveland Monsters and Cleveland Gladiators.

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Auditory Processing

Auditory processing disorder (APD) is a neurological defect that affects how the brain processes spoken language.

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Ortho-K

If you are looking for an alternative to laser surgery that can improve your vision...

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Reflex Integration

The primitive reflex system is the basis for sensory, motor, and cognitive development.

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Brain Injuries

There are many reasons why children may have damage to the brain.

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Vision Therapy

Here at The Vision Development Team, we are proud to offer testing and treatment for vision therapy.

Vision therapy is used to help patients with their visual skills and abilities. It helps them interpret visual information.

Though eyeglasses are important to help our patients see clearly, there are times when people need more help to understand what they are seeing. Therapy is very helpful to make sure that our patients are seeing as well as they can be. Therapy makes the connection between the eyes and brain stronger.

The goal of therapy is to work on several things. We work on eye movement and how the eyes work together. We help your eyes focus. We also work on eye-hand coordination, among other things.

Vision therapy is very individualized. After completing the testing, we will be able to determine where you need help. At that point, we will come up with a therapy plan to make sure that your eyes are working properly. Most people need to come to our office one or two times a week, though we may send you home with some things to work on while you’re away from our office.

If you have any questions about vision therapy, don’t hesitate to contact us today at (440) 230-0923.

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Sports Vision

Dr. Andrich is the Vision Coach for the Cleveland Monsters and Cleveland Gladiators.

Underdeveloped vision skills can affect performance. Skills that will be tested include acuity, eye teaming, convergence, depth perception, reaction time, contrast sensitivity and central peripheral processing (court/field awareness).

We utilize the most advanced training equipment including sophisticated eye tracking technology. Athletes will train with Senaptec Strobe Glasses. These technologically advanced glasses increase the speed of visual information processing, reaction time, eye-hand coordination, and peripheral vision. Learn how to anticipate the next move, react quickly and take your game to the top!

1478605“Optometric Vision Therapy made a big difference in my life and my career. I was fortunate that my vision problems were caught early in life. Learning-related vision problems can have a serious impact on a child’s education. Don’t wait, take action today!”

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Auditory Processing

Here at he Vision Development Team, we specialize in assisting others with auditory processing disorder.

Auditory processing disorder (APD) is a neurological defect that affects how the brain processes spoken language. It makes it difficult for children to process verbal instructions or filter background noise.

A child with APD may sometimes have behavioral issues much like a child with ADD. The child may be waiting for their auditory skills to develop and act out.

There are many signs that a child may have APD. Some of these include mishearing and problems following directions. Issues attending to oral messages, distraction by background noises, poor organization of verbal material, trouble remembering what is being said and learning to read, and many more.

Many parents will feel as though something is just off with their child. Although they may not be showing all of the signs of a learning disability, you realize that there may be a problem. Although some of the signs and symptoms are normal for any child to have, you may want to consider speaking with a company that specializes in APD if your child is experiencing multiple signs.

If you have any questions regarding auditory processing disorder, contact us today at (440) 230-0923.

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Ortho-K

If you are looking for an alternative to laser surgery that can improve your vision in a similar fashion, you may be interested in orthokeratology, or more commonly known as “ortho-k”. Ortho-K involves temporarily reshaping the cornea through the use of specialized contact lenses. Although these lenses are not very common and most people still prefer laser surgery to orth-k, the reshaping method gained more attention and approval after the contact lenses were designed to be worn while sleeping. If you have more questions about orthokeratology or would like to see if it might be the right path for you, call to schedule an eye exam with us today.

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Reflex Integration

The primitive reflex system is the basis for sensory, motor, and cognitive development. Skills such as sensing, perceiving, listening, talking, playing, riding a bike, drawing, reading, writing, catching a ball and maintaining balance are all dependent on a well-integrated reflex system. Primitive reflexes that are retained past the age of integration are known to inhibit visual development and cause learning difficulties.

Vision and Retained Reflexes

Research shows that retained Primitive Reflexes are associated with the following visual symptoms:

  • Hypersensitivity to sensory input such as sound, light, touch, & taste
  • Distractibility and poor adaptability
  • Poor balance & coordination
  • Oculo-motor & visual delays
  • Poor eye control
  • Accommodative dysfunction
  • Reversals & poor writing
  • Difficulty sequencing & organizing
  • Poor binocularity
  • Motion sickness
  • Fear of heights
  • Inability to sit still
  • Attention difficulties
  • Poor concentration & memory
  • Bed wetting
  • Poor bilateral integration & dominance development
  • Difficulty with moving across midline
  • Difficulty reading
  • Perceptual difficulties

For additional information please call our office or visit the INPP website at www.inpp.org.uk

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Brain Injuries

There are many reasons why children may have damage to the brain. These impairments may be temporary or permanent and can cause partial or functional disability, or psychosocial maladjustment. We are proud to work with children affected by acquired brain injuries.

There may be physical, behavioral, or mental changes that can result from head trauma depending on what area of the brain has been injured. It is important for parents to know the symptoms in case they are unaware that their child has fallen. If you are noticing any of these changes, we encourage you to make an appointment.

There are several treatment options available depending on the severity of the injury. First, we will assess whether or not there is a particular position of gaze where the nystagmus reduces. If we are able to see it, we will use a specialized lens. This will allow for your child’s head and body to improve the balance over time.

Other solutions will be vision rehabilitation therapy. We will work with your child to improve the eye movement control and teach compensatory strategies.

Our friendly and educated staff are dedicated to helping your child. We understand that it can be a scary process when you are unsure of how to help them. We will do everything that we can to treat them so that their brain injury does not impact their life. We pride ourselves on going above and beyond for each and every one of our patients.

If you have any questions regarding acquired brain injuries, or would like to schedule an appointment, contact us today at (440) 230-0923. We look forward to assisting your child.

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