Author Archive: Ethan Wheeler

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I was below grade level but on my last report card…..

| December 11, 2019

When I first started, I couldn’t see very well. I was struggling in school. I was below grade level in math and reading. Dr. Fox and his staff helped me with gymnastics and swimming. On my last report card, I moved one reading level.  ~Emma

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All the Ophthalmologist were saying she needed surgery!

| November 19, 2019

When our daughter Emma first started vision therapy we didn’t realize how bad her vision really was.  All the Ophthalmologist were saying she needed surgery for her Amblyopia (lazy eye), but Dr. Fox told us that there was no need for surgery.  He believed that vision therapy was the way to go. Since starting vision therapy, […]

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Vision therapy has been an “eye opener “for me.

| November 19, 2019

When I first started vision therapy, I was very frustrated with school. As I have progressed through vision therapy schoolwork has become less frustrating. I feel that reading and writing has gotten easier. I am on grade level now for math and ELA.  Vision therapy has helped me outside of school too. It has helped […]

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I was demoralized

| November 19, 2019

I am a student at Skidmore college and have had several concussions over the last couple of years, which has made school and every day life a struggle for me, especially as I have gotten older. I have always been a good student but starting my second year of college I was experiencing tremendous difficulties […]

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Vision Therapist Appreciation Week -Karen Boyark

| October 24, 2019

Last week we highlighted our vision therapists as part of Vision Therapist Appreciation Week. However, in our office, everyone is part of the vision therapy team. Karen Boyark is our Patient Care Coordinator. As part of her duties, she runs the front office, is in charge of scheduling, and answers the phones. As the first […]

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Vision Therapist Appreciation Week – Stephanie Grimason

| October 24, 2019

Last week we highlighted our vision therapists as part of Vision Therapist Appreciation Week. However, in our office, everyone is part of making VT happen. So, today we are singling out Stephanie Grimason, our Vision Therapy Administrator. Steph is in charge of report writing, conferences, and school visits. In reality, she does much more – […]

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Lyme Disease and Vision Workshop

| October 21, 2019

Lyme Disease and Vision Workshop November 5th, 2019  7pm-9pm There is a lot in the news these days about Lyme disease. You may be aware of some signs to look for. However, what you may not know is that a person with Lyme disease can have symptoms related to many different systems in the body […]

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Optometric Vision Therapist Appreciation Week – Debbie Biaisini

| October 16, 2019

Today we are highlighting Debbie Biaisini! Debbie has experiences that have made her a wonderful addition to our staff. A retired special education teacher, she has a skill set that helps her deal with even the most challenging of therapy patients, especially those with reading struggles. In addition, her son, Aaron, was a therapy patient […]

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Optometric Vision Therapist Appreciation Week – Emma Barrell

| October 11, 2019

Emma Barrell is the Chief Therapist at Fox Vision Development Center. In addition to her duties as a therapist, Emma is also responsible for visual processing testing, therapy scheduling, and therapist training. Emma was our office’s first ever Certified Optometric Vision Therapist! Her experience as a COVT has paved the way for other therapists here […]

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Optometric Vision Therapist Appreciation Week – Ethan Wheeler

| October 10, 2019

As part of Vision Therapist Appreciation week, we continue to highlight our therapists here at Fox Vision Development Center. Today’s therapist is Ethan Wheeler, our newest therapist. Ethan took a unique path to becoming a therapist, starting out first as a patient, suffering from post-concussion vision symptoms from his days as a mixed-martial arts competitor. […]

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