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1724 W. Kearney St. Ste. 116
Springfield, MO 65803
Phone: (417) 865-4448

Monday 9:00 - 5:00
Tuesday 9:00 - 5:00
Wednesday 9:00 - 5:00
Thursday Closed
Friday 9:00 - 5:00
Saturday By Appointment
Sunday Closed
 
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Reading requires very accurate saccadics, which are fixations from one spot to another.  Children who have poor eye movements are easily distracted and lose their place.  Remember, the eye movement system was designed so that peripheral vision detects motion and danger.  Imagine what happens when the system works correctly in the class room.  As soon as there is peripheral movement, the eyes move toward the source of movement. This results in the complaint of inattention.  Thus, reflexive eye movement skills must be socialized so that they do not respond reflexively to peripheral information.  In addition, speed and accuracy must be trained so that one does not lose one’s place.

The skills are easily improvable with vision therapy.  Once the information is brought into the eyes, it must be sent back to the brain for appropriate processing. The information must be utilized and integrated with the sensory and motor areas of the brain. Defects in the perceptual (interpretation of visual system) and motor (the integration with output, e.g., hand-eye coordination) may interfere with the reading process. Perceptual motor skills are key in the early acquisition of reading skills. A deficit is important to identify very early on-- i.e., five to seven years of age. Remediation of the skills at a later date, such as age 12, will be less effective for reading. Thus, early identification and treatment is essential. It is evident that there is more to good vision than 20/20.

Recent Reviews

Karen Cummins

Dr. Cook and his staff are knowledgeable and friendly. The eye exam is the best I've ever had,very in depth and different than the same routine of other eye care places. They have an excellent selection of frames. So glad I found them years ago.

Stephen Lutz

I’ve been using Advanced Family Eye Care for nearly ten years now and will continue to do so for many more years. Dr Cook is aways friendly, timely and I repeatedly have an exceptional experience with my prescribed lenses. The office staff is great as well. They are consistently welcoming, professional and personable.

Jasmin Barker

I am so impressed by the friendly, warm atmosphere of this clinic! I am absolutely going back and recommending Advanced Family Eye Care to friends. The staff is top notch!

 
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Advanced Family Eye

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