Impact of Vision

Impact of Vision in Olympia

The Impact that Improved Vision can have on Children

Dr. Zurcher believes that one of the most positive aspects of successfully treating visual deficits in children, is in the sense of renewed confidence it instills in them.

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Symptoms

Consequence of Struggling

Parents often report that as their children continue to struggle with visual problems in school, they begin to lose confidence and start comparing themselves with classmates. They begin to make generalized statements doubting their own intelligence, pointing to other students who appear to perform better as "proof" of their inferior intellect. The psychological effects can be devastating.

The Joy of Acquiring Skills and Renewed Confidence

Fortunately, children often thrive when they begin a proper treatment plan to improve these underlying vision problems. Children who struggled in school may suddenly become the child who raises her hand or wants to read aloud for the rest of the class.
Dr. Zurcher believes that one of the most rewarding aspects of an improvement in a child’s visual skills is in seeing their renewed confidence and their excitement in expressing new skills. The impact of an enhanced sense of self-worth is as developmentally significant as any set of improved visual skills.
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There are high visual demands for a school age child and when a child cannot keep up with these expectations, he or she can struggle in so many ways, including challenges with self-esteem. These struggles can often be overlooked or misdiagnosed, however very often the underlying problem can be related to a deficit in the child’s visual system. Dr. Zurcher is experienced in diagnosing and treating these visual challenges which extend far beyond how well a child can read from the eye chart.

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Testimonials


  • Such a nice optician. My grandson is only 4 and needs glasses. We were so sad, but he explained the issues, and we will follow up as he suggested.


    Anna P.

  • I had such a good experience with the clinic. Very friendly staff and doctor, did not have to wait for long to be called, and was treated respectfully. Thanks, American Family.


    June S.

  • Dr. Zurcher has gone above and beyond what any other eye doctor has ever done to figure out what is going on with my eyes. Very happy with American Family Vision.


    Christine R.

  • Family Vision Clinic changed our lives! My daughter was frequently car sick, and she was getting headaches every day, often painful enough that they brought her to tears. We saw a string of doctors and therapists, but we made no progress. Finally, we found Dr. Levi Zurcher and his eye therapist Rain. After ten weeks of eye therapy my daughter no longer gets headaches, and she no longer gets car sick. Daily tears are a thing of the past. I really can’t say enough about this clinic. It was fascinating to watch Dr. Zurcher work. For the first time, someone who knew what they were doing was intently studying my daughter, really trying to figure out all of her eye issues, and his therapist Rain is one of the most patient and lovely people that I’ve ever had the good fortune to meet. We’re finished with eye therapy—yay!—and I have switched to American Family Vision Clinic for all of my family’s other eye health needs.


    Lars Wulff

  • Very professional, yet kind and helpful. They do what they can to make the appointment comfortable. I was running a bit late, I made sure ti call. They were able to switch me with a patient who was already there, they treated me with respect, and helped my son have confidence by getting him the eye care he needed that day. Thank you so much! Would recommend to anyone. It's a blessing that they care enough to work with people who have all different types of insurance from work to state coverage.


    Justin E.

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