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Through a Patient’s Eyes: ‘I Noticed a Clarity in the World Around Me’

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Many people don’t realize the great extent to which vision affects learning. Not only can vision issues – particularly binocular…

Through a Patient’s Eyes: ‘I Noticed a Clarity in the World…

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Many people don’t realize the great extent to which vision affects learning. Not only can vision issues – particularly binocular…

Prism vs. Prozac: A Novel Approach to the Amelioration of Anxiety

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Prism vs. Prozac: A Novel Approach to the Amelioration of Anxiety The objective of this study is to utilize validated…

Chronic Headache Amelioration with Prismatic Lens Treatment of Vertical Heterophoria

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Chronic Headache Amelioration with Prismatic Lens Treatment of Vertical Heterophoria OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was to quantify the…

Dizziness Ameliorated With Prism Treatment of Vertical Heterophoria

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Dizziness Ameliorated With Prism Treatment of Vertical Heterophoria OBJECTIVE The visual system is an integral part of the balance system.…

What Statistics Say About Gender & Sports Concussions

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Sports are a part of everyday life in the United States. Unfortunately, along with sports come sports injuries, specifically concussions.…

How Vision Impacts Reading, Learning & Attention

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When a child is having a hard time reading, it’s frustrating for many people, not just the child. No teacher…

Is Your Child Struggling in School? Know What to Ask Your…

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Physicians are busy people. With a long list of patients to see, they have to work quickly and efficiently and,…

Do Large Enclosed Spaces Make You Feel Dizzy, Panicked & Anxious?

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Is dizziness a common experience for you, especially when you are in a large enclosed space like a supermarket or…

Why Head Injuries Must Be Taken Seriously

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Concussion (which is also known as mild traumatic brain injury) is an issue that has seen a lot of media…

Validation of the Binocular Vision Dysfunction Questionnaire (BVDQ)

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Validation of the Binocular Vision Dysfunction Questionnaire (BVDQ) OBJECTIVE Among patients presenting with dizziness, visual dysfunction must be considered, including…

Vertical Heterophoria Treatment Ameliorates Headache, Dizziness and Anxiety

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Vertical Heterophoria Treatment Ameliorates Headache, Dizziness and Anxiety INTRODUCTION Headache, dizziness and anxiety are common medical problems with significant impact…

Amelioration of Hyperacusis Impacts Vestibular Symptoms & Binocular Vision Dysfunction in…

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Amelioration of Hyperacusis Impacts Vestibular Symptoms & Binocular Vision Dysfunction in TBI patients INTRODUCTION Patients with binocular vision dysfunction (BVD)…

Signs of Vision Misalignment in Children

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Vision misalignments can cause a variety of problems that can range from distracting to distressing. Unfortunately, such conditions often go…

A Retrospective Analysis of Vertical Heterophoria Treatment and Amelioration of Post-Concussive…

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A Retrospective Analysis of Vertical Heterophoria Treatment and Amelioration of Post-Concussive Disorder Symptoms Utilizing a Multifaceted Assessment Battery We began…

Learning Disability or Vision Problem? In Kids, It Can Be Hard…

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For children with visual conditions such as Binocular Vision Dysfunction (BVD), reading can be extremely frustrating and difficult. They often…

Motion Sickness & Driving: It Could Be Your Eyes

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For those with a binocular vision disorder known as Binocular Vision Dysfunction (BVD), driving can be a nightmare. Patients who…

Why Progress Assessments Are Vital for Treatment of BVD

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For those who have been diagnosed with Binocular Vision Dysfunction (BVD), the treatment process can seem confusing and even a…

Identification of Binocular Vision Dysfunction (Vertical Heterophoria) in Traumatic Brain Injury…

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Identification of Binocular Vision Dysfunction (Vertical Heterophoria) in Traumatic Brain Injury Patients and Effects of Individualized Prismatic Spectacle Lenses in…

Through a Patient’s Eyes: ‘This Has Been the Answer to All…

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As hard as it may be to believe, people can have shadowed or double vision and never even realize it.…

The Critical Question You Should Ask Your School-Age Child About Reading

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When it comes to children, a good part of understanding their needs comes from asking the right questions. If you…

Children With Chronic Headaches Suffer Academically & Socially

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People who suffer from neurovisual disorders – diagnosed or otherwise – often feel helpless, hopeless and reconciled to living life…

The Relationship Between Mal de Débarquement Syndrome & Vertical Heterophoria

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Who doesn’t love a cruise vacation? With the endless food, ‘round the clock entertainment and exotic destinations, cruises are becoming…

Through a Patient’s Eyes: ‘I Could Not Believe the Difference’

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The slight eye misalignments that cause Binocular Vision Dysfunction (BVD) can lead to a variety of symptoms including migraines, headaches…

Treatment of Vertical Heterophoria Ameliorates Persistent Post-Concussive Symptoms: A Retrospective Analysis…

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Treatment of Vertical Heterophoria Ameliorates Persistent Post-Concussive Symptoms: A Retrospective Analysis Utilizing a Multi-Faceted Assessment Battery Abstract Primary objective: To…

Don’t Let Post-Concussive Syndrome Sideline Your Student Athlete

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While high school football is just as much a part of fall as pumpkin spice and hoodies, many parents are…

The Importance of Regular Eye Exams to Your Child’s Learning

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With the school year well underway and the holidays approaching, the last thing you probably want to think about is…

The Causes & Symptoms of Binocular Vision Dysfunction: Your Questions Answered

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Considering that a large portion of today’s jobs require employees to spend at least part of their workday on computers,…

The 411 on Vertical Heterophoria

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Because headaches and dizziness can originate from a variety of different medical conditions, people who experience these symptoms are frequently…

How Binocular Vision Affects School Performance

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For young children, a huge part of their learning – about 80%, in fact – is visual. Before children even…

4 Alarming Signs of Vertical Heterophoria

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While many people have never heard of Vertical Heterophoria (VH), for those affected by this little-known condition, life can be…

Understanding the Symptoms of Binocular Vision Dysfunction

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If you get your eyes examined every year and stay up-to-date with the prescription for your contacts or eyeglasses, chances…

Through a Patient’s Eyes: ‘I Had a Headache Every Single Day…

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We all have those days where we don’t quite feel ourselves. Maybe you wake up with a stomachache or develop…

Recognizing the Signs of BVD in Children

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Childhood is a period of learning and growing, a time in which children become more familiar with their bodies and…

Through a Patient’s Eyes: ‘It Just Makes Me Feel Smarter and…

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As hard as it is to have vision problems as an adult, it’s even more difficult to see a child…

When Childhood Clumsiness Lingers, It Could Be the Eyes

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Most kids go through a period of clumsiness as they develop and grow into their bodies, something that parents often…

Through a Patient’s Eyes: ‘I Never Dreamt I Could Be Headache-Free’

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While everyone has the occasional headache, there are many people who experience painful, debilitating migraines on a daily basis. Unfortunately,…

How Digital Screens Are Affecting Our Eyes

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It seems that every year, we spend more time looking at digital screens. Not only is the majority of work…

Why Binocular Vision Dysfunction in Children Is Frequently Mistaken for Something…

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There’s nothing quite as heartbreaking as seeing your child struggle in school. When he or she starts having problems such…

When Sinus Headaches Are More Than What They Seem

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Human sight is possible because of an incredibly complex system of interacting parts working together to form one of our…

Through a Patient’s Eyes: ‘It Just Changed Everything’

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For children who have undiagnosed vision problems, school can be a real struggle. One such vision problem is known as…

Treating Traumatic Brain Injury With Micro-Prism Lenses

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While recreational sports do provide many positive benefits, they also come with a big downside: the frequent occurrence of concussions…

Tips to Minimize the Effects of Fluorescent Lighting & Computer Vision…

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The wrong kind of lighting can really do a number on your productivity in the office, as well as your…

Signs It May Be Time for a NeuroVisual Examination

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With the extent to which technology now permeates our society, digital devices are being used more and more often at…

Through a Patient’s Eyes: ‘We Spent Thousands on Other Treatments’

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Becoming dizzy while driving, as you’re surrounded by other cars whizzing by at high speeds, can be one of the most…

When New Glasses Aren’t Enough to Relieve Eye Strain

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While yearly eye exams are essential to ensuring eye health and acuity, sometimes a new prescription isn’t enough to take…

How Micro-Prism Lenses Can Up Your Game

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When it comes to athletics, having good hand-eye coordination is essential to nearly every sport, particularly those involving balls: football,…

The Delicate Balance Between the Visual & Vestibular Systems

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The way in which the brain directs all the intricate systems in the human body is truly amazing. These systems…

Through a Patient’s Eyes: ‘I Got My Life Back That Day’

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A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a common occurrence that can result from a sharp, severe blow to the head.…

The Link Between Sinus Headaches, Eye Pain & Computer Use

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A headache is a common malady that can be brought on by a variety of different factors, such as stress,…

When Clumsiness Is More Than It Seems

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If clumsiness has plagued you throughout your life and you often find yourself tripping over things, knocking into doorways and…

Trouble with Reading at School: Avi’s Binocular Vision Dysfunction Story

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For children who have undiagnosed vision problems, school can be a real struggle. One such vision problem is known as…

Your Child is Struggling in School – But Why?

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Published on MetroParent.com | By Claire Charlton The cause of your child's learning difficulties may not be what you think. Two representatives…

How to Perform the 5-Minute Cover Test

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Many people have experienced what they believe to be sinus pain and discomfort, only to be told by the medical…

Through a Patient’s Eyes: ‘Now My House Is Filled With Sunlight’

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Light sensitivity is a serious problem for patients who suffer from vertical heterophoria (VH). Bright lights, particularly fluorescent lights, are…

Maybe It's a Learning Disability - Or Maybe It's BVD

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In recent years, parents and teachers alike have lamented the increasing number of children who have been diagnosed with learning…

Concussions: Why Do Girls Get Them More Often?

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School and recreational sports provide many great benefits to kids and teens: it teaches them cooperation and teamwork, keeps them…

When Drugs Aren’t the Answer: Finding Relief With Aligning Lenses

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Many people who suffer from chronic dizziness and nausea, blurred vision and other related symptoms feel like they have no…

Sound, Vision & Tint: Learn More About the Trifecta Treatment

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There are times when even prismatic lenses aren’t enough to eliminate a patient’s symptoms of Binocular Vision Dysfunction (BVD). This…

Roy's Motorcycle Accident and Binocular Vision Dysfunction Story

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Roy's Motorcycle Accident and Binocular Vision Dysfunction Story

Panic Attacks and Tension Headaches: Brandon's Binocular Vision Dysfunction Story

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Panic Attacks and Tension Headaches: Brandon's Binocular Vision Dysfunction Story

Judy's Binocular Vision Dysfunction Story: But I have 20/20!

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Judy's Binocular Vision Dysfunction Story: But I have 20/20!

Robin's Traumatic Brain Injury: "Can I still be a nurse?"

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Robin's Traumatic Brain Injury: "Can I still be a nurse?"

Through a Patient’s Eyes: ‘No More Cane!’

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Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is condition that affects thousands of people every year. The result of a severe blow or…

The Possible Cure for Long-Term Dizziness

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“I feel off.” “I’ve been dizzy for years, but doctors can’t figure it out.” Have you ever said something like…

Dr. Debby Feinberg Receives 2018 Theia Award of Excellence for Innovation

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The doctors at Vision Specialists of Michigan have made pioneering discoveries in the diagnosis and treatment of Binocular Vision Dysfunction…

How the NeuroVisual Examination Differs From a Routine Eye Exam

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Most people are familiar with the way a routine eye exam works. An optometrist performs a series of tests to…

A New Approach to the Treatment of Dizziness

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Dizziness is one of the most frightening and overwhelming physical sensations you can experience, which can make it difficult to…

Published Academic Articles

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Published Academic Articles Below is a collection of some of our published articles detailing the positive effect of the use…

When It Hurts to Read: Children With Reading Difficulties

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Does your child have difficulty reading? Does he frequently skip lines or lose his place while reading? Has she been…

Through a Patient’s Eyes: ‘I Can Walk in a Straight Line’

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Is a simple walk down the hall a struggle for you? Do you regularly bump into walls or trip down…

Are Your Chronic Headaches Caused by a Binocular Vision Problem?

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Do you frequently experience headaches in and around your eyes, forehead, temples and sinus areas? Is your quality of life…

3 Reasons Why Your Child’s ADD or ADHD Might Be a…

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Now that fall has arrived and students have a couple months of school under their belts, the time is approaching…

Lost Your Place Again? What You Should Know About Eye Misalignment

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Do you have a problem with keeping your place while reading? Do words seem to swim on the page, run…

Through a Patient’s Eyes: Recovering From TBI After 35 Years

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A traumatic brain injury (TBI), concussion or acquired brain injury (ABI) like a stroke can all have a profound effect…

Why Head Tilt Could Indicate a Vision Problem

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Severe neck pain can make day-to-day life very difficult. The ongoing stiffness and soreness is bad enough, but when the…

A New Approach to the Treatment of Anxiety

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Do you or someone you know suffer from generalized anxiety disorder or panic attacks? Anxiety disorders may include an extreme,…

Off-Balance? Klutzy? You Could Have Binocular Vision Dysfunction

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To say that someone has a binocular vision dysfunction means that their eyes aren’t aligned correctly. Even a very small…

Differences Between Traditional Migraines & Vestibular Migraines

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Anyone who’s ever experienced a migraine knows how excruciatingly painful and debilitating they can be. Migraine sufferers experience an intense…

When 20/20 Vision Isn’t Enough

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“I've just had an eye exam, but I still can't read.” “I’ve had eye exams, and they’ve told me everything’s…

Beyond the Bruise: Recognizing Post-Concussive Syndrome

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While sustaining a concussion can entail losing consciousness, it affects your body – and your brain – in many other…

Could It Be Your Eyes? Recognizing Vertical Heterophoria

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What is Vertical Heterophoria (VH)? An important component of sight is binocular vision, which refers to the eyes’ ability to…

ADHD or BVD? Which Is the Cause of Your Child’s Learning…

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Vision plays a bigger role in learning than most people realize. Reading is a vital part of all aspects of…

Could Glasses Be the Cure for Headaches and Migraines?

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We're living in a world of a holistic approach to healing. Instead of focusing solely on using medication to treat…

The Relationship Between Brain Injury & Vertical Heterophoria

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With school back in session and practices for fall sports beginning, now is a good time to discuss concussions. A…

Driving, Dizziness & Vertical Heterophoria: When Driving Is Scary

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Vertical Heterophoria: How It Affects You Dizziness, lightheadedness, balance problems, anxiety, migraines – if these have become symptoms you know…

Your Eyes Are Connected To...Your Ears? Through Elli's Eyes

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Community Outreach Manager Elli Altman was first a patient at Vision Specialists. Now she shares her and other patients' stories…

House Call

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Through Elli's Eyes: HOUSE CALL Elli Altman is the Community Outreach Manager at Vision Specialists of Michigan. Before Elli was…

When You Can't Get Off The Carnival Ride

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When you can't get off the carnival ride... Summertime is here. It’s a time for fun. Children and families flock…

Child's Amazing Transformation

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Child's Amazing Transformation

Through Elli's Eyes: Don't Do It For Yourself

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DON'T DO IT FOR YOURSELF Elli Altman is the Community Outreach Manager at Vision Specialists of Michigan. Before Elli was…

Can You Have Double Vision And Not Know It?

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Seems impossible, I know.  But, it happens all the time.  A new patient comes in, gets comfy in the exam…

Debby Feinberg, OD | Women Who Wow

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Printed in Vision Monday | "Women Who Wow" | 2016 FOUNDER NeuroVisual Medicine OWNER Vision Specialists Bloomfield Hills, Michigan CHOSEN…

Through Elli’s Eyes: The Effect of Visual Chaos on the Body

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  THE EFFECT OF VISUAL CHAOS ON THE BODY Two years ago, when the doctor at Vision Specialists put test…

Through Elli's Eyes: The Book

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  Community Outreach Manager Elli Altman started as a patient of Vision Specialists of Michigan. Now she teaches others how…

Through Elli's Eyes: Oh, That's Why!

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  Community Outreach Manager Elli Altman started as a patient of Vision Specialists of Michigan. Now she teaches others how…

Headaches, Neck Aches, Eye Strain from Computers

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Headaches, Neck Aches, Eye Strain from Computers The holidays are winding down and it’s once again time to put your…

Vision Specialists of Michigan Goes to South Korea

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Vision Specialists of Michigan’s own Dr. Debby Feinberg and Dr. Mark Rosner traveled to South Korea this past fall, attending…

TBI and PCS Blogs and Websites

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We’ve put together a list of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Post Concussive Symptom (PCS) blogs to reassure you you’re…

Binocular Vision Correction for the Treatment of Vestibular Symptoms

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Binocular Vision Correction for the Treatment of Vestibular Symptoms A subtle vision misalignment, when identified with a thorough medical history…

Signs of a Vision Misalignment in Children

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We've compiled a brief list of the signs of a vision misalignment in children. Vision misalignment often goes undetected in…

Baby's Crossed Eyes: Vision Misalignment Found at 8 Months

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A baby's crossed eyes reveal just how young a vision misalignment can affect the body Two years ago I became…

Neck Ache and Head Tilt: signs of a subtle vision misalignment

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Neck ache and head tilt: signs of a subtle vision misalignment Just about everyone has experienced a sore neck at…

Dyslexia, Anxiety Treated with Aligning Glasses: Through Elli's Eyes

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Elli Altman, Community Outreach Manager at Vision Specialists of Michigan, shares her experiences of patient's treatments. One little girl was…

Maybe the Most Important Way to Get Ready for School: Through…

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Through Elli's Eyes Elli Altman is our Community Outreach Manager. She teaches others how to identify a vision misalignment and…

The Patient Experience

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While at least 10% of the population suffers from Binocular Vision Dysfunction (BVD), almost no one knows about this condition.…

Schools’ Vision Screening Won’t Show Vision Misalignment

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Parents must pay attention to children’s attitude toward reading When a child undergoes the vision screening process at school, s/he…

Why Your Dizziness and Vertigo Won’t Leave You Alone

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Why Your Dizziness and Vertigo Won’t Leave You Alone Dizzy spells. For some of us, it may happen after a…

Daily Headaches: Through Elli's Eyes

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Through Elli's Eyes: 2,555 VSM Community Outreach Manager Elli Altman shares her own experiences with a vision misalignment and her…

Why Your Doctor May Not Know About Vision Misalignment

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Why Your Doctor May Not Know About Vision Misalignment The history of Vertical Heterophoria (VH) While Vertical Heterophoria (or VH,…

TBI Tips from a TBI Survivor

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Tips from a TBI Survivor Some days it feels like my traumatic brain injury has won. Like I was transferred…

Vision Misalignment: Through Elli's Eyes

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Vision Misalignment: Through Elli's Eyes Sometimes you have to tell your own story--lay yourself bare--in order to help others.  I…

Anxiety: how it could be caused by a vision misalignment and…

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How your agoraphobia or anxiety could be caused by a vision misalignment Imagine this: you walk into one of those…

Dizzy Spells, Motion Sickness, Nausea, and Difficulty with Walking, Balance and…

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“I get dizzy all the time.”  “I get car sick a lot--particularly as a passenger." “I cannot go on the…

Supporting Loved Ones with TBI or PCS

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How to Support Someone with a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) or persistent Post-Concussion symptoms (PCS) It’s vital for the injured…

Vision Specialists of Michigan: Who Should Make An Appointment?

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Why you should see a NeuroVisual Optometrist for your headaches and other symptoms From all walks of life, regardless of…

A Veteran's Story of Triumph over TBI

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To honor all those who serve and have served on this Veterans Day A Veteran's Story of Triumph over TBI…

A Soldier's TBI Story - Relief for his Migraine Headaches, Dizziness

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A solider suffers migraines, falling down often, and then...an NPR interview changes everything... Headaches? Dizziness? Nausea? Reading Challenges? ADHD? It…

A Purple Heart Recipient's TBI Story -"I gave up my pills...for…

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A solider suffers migraines, falling down often, and then...an NPR interview changes everything... Headaches? Dizziness? Nausea? Reading Challenges? ADHD? It…

Women in Optometry, November 2015

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The editorial page of Women in Optometry, November 2015 by Marjolijn Bijlefeld, Director of Custom Publications, Practice Advancement Associates In…

Dr. Debby Feinberg Trains Others in Specialized Neurovisual Optometry Technique

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Cover Story, Women in Optometry, November 2015 Ever since Debby Feinberg, OD , started specializing in neurovisual optometry, she’s received…

Neurovisual Optometry Services in High Demand, Dr. Kathryn Collins, OD

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Cover Story, Women in Optomety, November 2015. Article on Dr. Kathryn Collins, OD Kathryn Collins, OD, of Lititz, Pennsylvania, read…

OD Builds Exclusive Neurovisual Practice in New York, Dr. Berger Israeloff

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Women in Optomety, November 2015. Article on Dr. Berger Israeloff, OD While she was in Michigan to visit her daughter,…

Dr Debby Feinberg TED Talk -- TEDxDetroit "The Eyes Have It"

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In this TED talk in front of 2,000 attendees at the historic Fox Theater, Dr. Debby Feinberg reframes the treatment…

What Doctors Say About BVD

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Do you have patients with BVD symptoms (headache, dizziness, anxiety, motion sickness, nausea, neck pain, ADHD, learning / reading challenges,…

Maddie R's Story

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VSofM can help children with headaches, migraines and learning challenges Imagine headaches – migraines – so debilitating that you can’t…

Erin F's Story About Her Twin Girls

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VSofM can help children with double vision, nausea, decreased appetite, trouble gaining weight, difficulty focusing on schoolwork. Parents will do…

Erin F's Personal Story

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Vision Specialists of Michigan can help alleviate dizziness, headache, nausea, straining to focus, and difficulty with eye-hand coordination. Suffering from…

Adam's Story

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Vision Specialists of Michigan can help alleviate struggles with self confidence, reading, reading comprehension, attention in school and depth perception.…

Wyatt's Story

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Vision Specialists of Michigan can help children with blurred vision, apathy / difficulty with social skills and difficulty learning. Wyatt…

Pastor Jim's Story

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Vision Specialists of Michigan can help alleviate headaches, reading challenges, driving difficulties, fatigue, nausea, dizziness, imbalance with walking, cognitive problems,…

Riley - Vision Specialists can Help Children with Reading Problems and…

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VSofM can help children with reading problems, distorted vision, blurred vision, double vision, comprehension difficulties, clumsiness, difficulty with walking, imbalance…

VS of M blazes new trails to help patients with misaligned…

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By Crain's Detroit Author Jay Green [caption id="" align="alignleft" width="100"] Elli Altman[/caption] For years as a child and into adulthood,…

NeuroVisual Optometry - A Game Changer for You and Your Practice

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Are you looking for a game changer for your practice? Watch this video to understand NeuroVisual Optometry and what it…

AOA 2014 Coverage

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Speakers urge clinicians to screen patients for binocular vision dysfunction. Published June 27, 2014 Read article on Healio.com | Primary Care,…

Chronic Headache is Gone!!!

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Who would have thought that the chronic migraines I was experiencing was due to vision! I had believed that watching…

The Origin of NeuroVisual Medicine

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It was 1985, and I was on a double-date with the man who eventually became my husband (Dr. Mark Rosner)…

BIAMI Lecture September 26, 2013

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Lecture Presented to the Brain Injury Association of Michigan (BIAMI) 2013 Annual Conference: An Unsuspected But Treatable Cause Of Persistent…

Michigan Eye Specialists Helps Veterans Suffering From TBI

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Book Signing Event May 18, 2013

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A Book Signing event was held on May 18, 2013 for "If The Walls Of My Exam Room Could Talk",…

Prism Power - The Detroit Jewish News

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Prism Power - Local doctors treat patients worldwide to correct rare eye condition Published in The Detroit Jewish News, Auguest…

VsofB and Vertical Heterophoria - Channel 7 News Video

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Our work was recently featured by Channel 7's Action News Health Team in a segment titled All in the Eyes. Dr. Debby Feinberg…

Vertical Heterophoria: New Discoveries Enable Treatment of Many Associated Disorders |…

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by Mark S. Rosner, MD, and Debby Feinberg, OD | February 2012 | Published in Refractive Eyecare New work on…

Migraines and dizziness after closed head injury

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In 1997, I was in a car accident that left me with a severe closed head injury. I was in…

Closed Head Injury Patient Receives Help from Vision Specialists

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I caused myself many problems at the age of 19. I am now 32. I was introduced to Vision Specialists…

Glasses Made Me Feel Normal Again After A Traumatic Brain Injury

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In July of 2006, I was hit above my left eye with a golf ball resulting in a TBI (traumatic…

I can read again!

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Eight years ago I had a major head injury which caused me to have serious problems with reading and driving.…

After over 8 years of seeing Dr Debby

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Patient was a WWII bomber pilot with 20/20 vision into his 50's. He started to wear glasses at 50, and…

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Concentration was always a struggle for me in school. I am 16 years old. I would always lose my focus after about thirty minutes of working.

I did not have any symptoms such as headaches or dizziness, so I assumed I was a slower learner. Once in a while I would lose my place in a book, or read the same line multiple times. With a corrected prescription by Dr. Debby, I have noticed my concentration level rise at school and see clearer. Thank you for helping me see a world of difference.

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  • American Academy Optometry
  • American Optometric Association
  • Michigan Optometric Association
  • VEDA
  • Neuro Optometry Rehabilitation Association

Dr. Sandy DiPonio earned her optometry degree from Illinois College of Optometry in 1996. She is a highly skilled and experienced eye care professional dedicated to giving her patients of all ages excellent and compassionate care. She has a wide variety of experience in binocular vision, pediatric and adult eye care, ocular disease and contact lens fitting. She strives to provide each of her patients the best quality of life they can achieve with their vision through knowledge and education of treatment options.

Dr. DiPonio is a member of the American Optometric Society and Michigan Optometric Society.

Dr. Sally Hoey has been practicing optometry since graduating from Michigan College of Optometry in 2001. During her time in optometry school, she developed an interest in binocular vision, culminating in a senior thesis involving binocular vision.

Prior to joining Vision Specialists of Michigan, Dr. Hoey specialized in the diagnosis and treatment of vision-related learning problems as well as other binocular vision disorders. Her other areas of interest include specialty contact lens fittings and treating dry eye. Dr. Hoey strives to provide her patients with clear, comfortable vision while meeting their individual needs at the same time.

Dr. Hoey had the opportunity to provide eye care on an optometric mission trip to Guyana, South America and vision screenings at a local medical clinic. She is a member of the American Optometric Association, Michigan Optometric Association, Metropolitan Detroit Optometric Society and the College of Optometrists in Vision Development.

Dr. Jennifer Place graduated with honors from Michigan College of Optometry in 2001.

Before joining Vision Specialists of Michigan, she specialized in treating pediatric and adult patients with binocular vision disorders and vision-related learning problems, as well as fitting specialty contact lenses and managing various types of ocular disease. She enjoys working with patients with unique visual needs, and she takes great pride in providing all patients with highly customized care.

Dr. Place has volunteered for Opening Eyes, a program that provides eye exams to the athletes of the Michigan Special Olympics, and she participated in an international mission to St. Lucia to provide eye care to those in need. Dr. Place is a member of the Detroit Optometric Society, the Michigan Optometric Association, the American Optometric Association, the College of Vision Development, and the Optometric Extension Program Foundation.

Dr. Mary Jo Ference has been practicing optometry since 1990 upon graduating from Ferris State University- Michigan College of Optometry, and is certified in Low Vision Rehabilitation. She has worked at Sinai-Grace Hospital systems for over 20 years before joining Vision Specialists of Michigan in 2013 to work with binocular vision disorders. Her clinical areas of expertise include visual rehabilitation of pediatric and adult patients who have suffered from brain trauma, injury or disease. She has taught both optometry and ophthalmology residents at Sinai Grace Hospital. Dr. Ference has sat on numerous boards, including Sinai Grace Hospital, Berry Out-Patient Surgical Center, and Seedlings Braille Books for the Blind. She is actively involved in area school districts to provide education, training and access for students, teachers, OT’s and PT’s to eye care service rehabilitation information. Dr. Ference has lectured extensively nationally and internationally.

Dr. Debby Feinberg began practicing Optometry in Oakland County in 1983, upon graduating from Illinois College of Optometry. She joined her father, Dr. Paul C. Feinberg, at Mall Optical Center, which was located in Summit Place Mall.

Since 1995 Dr. Feinberg has been developing the field of NeuroVisual Medicine which is the optometric subspecialty that identifies and treats neurological / medical symptoms that originate directly or indirectly in the visual system.

Dr. Feinberg has been performing pioneering work with Binocular Vision Dysfunction (BVD), a condition where a vision misalignment (frequently subtle) creates difficulties with the two eyes working together to create a single 3-dimensional image, and difficulties with the two eyes following that image as it moves.

The symptoms caused by BVD are not usually associated with problems with the visual system, and include headache, dizziness, anxiety and panic, persistent post-concussive symptoms, gait instability and balance problems, frequent falls, neck pain, motion sickness, nausea, and reading and learning problems.

In 2004. Dr. Feinberg established Vision Specialists of Birmingham, specifically designing the practice to accommodate the needs of the NeuroVisual Medicine patient.

In 2011, the office moved to its current location in Bloomfield Hills and updated its name to Vision Specialists of Michigan.