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Lifetime Vision Care

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901 NW Carlon Ave Suite 2
Bend, OR 97703
Phone: (541) 382-3242
Fax: (541) 317-3579

Office Hours

DayMorningAfternoon
Monday8:00am5:00pm
Tuesday8:00am6:00pm
Wednesday7:00am4:00pm
Thursday8:00am5:00pm
Friday7:00am2:00pm
SaturdayClosedClosed
SundayClosedClosed
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Visually Related Learning Disabilities

It is estimated that one out of every six children is 2 or more grade levels behind in reading. As many as 80% of these children have a profound near vision problem. They may see 20/20 but they have poor eye tracking, eye aiming and focusing skills that cause fatigue and frustration. Many teenagers and adults also have these problems and as a result have headaches, eyestrain, motion sickness and difficulty with comprehension as a result of their poorly developed visual system.

Diagnosis

Our doctors perform a comprehensive nearpoint vision analysis on all patients, especially children, in order to detect any vision problem that may affect learning. If deemed appropriate, they will prescribe stress-relieving glasses and/or a program of vision therapy to allow the eye muscles to work efficiently and as a team.

Some signs to look for:

  • Holding printed material close to eyes
  • Headaches, blurred or double vision while reading
  • Using finger or bookmark to keep place
  • Skipping words or lines of print unknowingly
  • Comprehension declining as reading continues
  • Moving head back and forth while reading
  • Learning is much better if material is presented orally rather than visually
  • Concerns with schoolwork performance
  • Frustrations with homework

A specifically designed program for those with vision-related disabilities

Our Vision Therapy Program originated in 1984 by Dr. Carl Ryan and his wife Sue, an educational specialist.  They were instructed by Dr. William and Mrs. Diane Ludlam, pioneers in the field of Vision Therapy.  Combined with the consultation of Dr. Joel Zaba, an author and researcher who lectures throughout the United States on the topic of children, vision, and learning, a complete program was developed.  Dr. Derri Sandberg has brought further experience to the Vision Therapy Program after her involvement with a Portland clinic that specializes in pediatric eye care and vision therapy including strabismus (eye turns) and amblyopia (lazy eyes). 

A program with real results

Vision therapist Shantia has experience in vision therapy since 1999. Shantia is AOA certified Paraoptometric Assistant and is committed to delivering excellence in the Vision Therapy Program at Lifetime Vision Care.

During the program, we use a very effective, yet straight forward approach to vision therapy.   The therapy is carried out in a warm and caring atmosphere.  Our program is approximately 8 weeks and in which the activities are prescribed and monitored by our doctors.  Each patient meets with Shantia for weekly in-office sessions and completes prescribed vision therapy homework on a daily basis.  Upon completion of the program, patients are re-examined by our doctors to evaluate progress, and a maintenance program is specifically designed for each patient.

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Congratulations to Lifetime Vision Care for winning the 2015 Patients' Choice Awards in Bend Optometrist
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Once again, welcome to our office.  We look forward to meeting you.
 

For an appointment, please call (541) 382-3242.
 

Your Vision Matters

Our Optometry office is committed to providing patients with the finest eye care services and products in Central Oregon.

Drs. Derri Sandberg, Brock Karben and Matt Sisson focus on each patient's individual visual needs and professionally assess the health of each eye.

Join our family

A visit to our office in Bend, Oregon will enable you to discover that we treat each patient with dignity, compassion and respect.  You become a member of our extended family.

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Lifetime Vision Care
901 NW Carlon Ave Suite 2
Bend, OR 97703
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  • Phone: (541) 382-3242
  • Fax: (541) 317-3579
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Office Hours

DayMorningAfternoon
Monday8:00am5:00pm
Tuesday8:00am6:00pm
Wednesday7:00am4:00pm
Thursday8:00am5:00pm
Friday7:00am2:00pm
SaturdayClosedClosed
SundayClosedClosed
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