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American Family Vision Clinic

Not Always in Plain Sight

Just because your child is performing well academically, doesn’t necessarily mean that they aren’t struggling with an issue that’s making their life more difficult.
What does this mean? Compare it to someone going off to their job every day, but with only half their tools in their toolbox. They might be smart and skilled enough to get the job done, but they have to work many times harder in order to get the same results as another student. What should be twenty minutes of homework takes two hours.
For children, school occupies essentially the same place in their life as a job does for an adult. Not only is one’s ability to not just perform well at it important, but also whether they’re able to operate with the same tools as those around them. It’s not a pleasant experience to realize that you have to put twice as much work into what you’re doing as the person next to you.
As one student put it: “So what you’re telling me is that I need a screwdriver and have a coin?”
The answer to that question, more often than we might think, is yes.

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Summary

It’s very easy to assume that something like vision therapy or low vision treatment is only necessary when a child has a condition severe enough that he or she cannot function properly in their daily life. That is not always the case. Just because a problem is considered “minor” does not mean that it is not impacting quality of life and can safely be ignored. Patients with functional vision issues visit our clinic from all over Washington, and we are proud to be a leading provider of functional vision services for patients from Olympia, Lakewood, Tacoma, and Lacey. You can schedule a functional vision exam by calling (360) 491-2121.

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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.

The staff is friendly. The Doc is very knowledgeable. The office is family friendly and everyone is so patient with the little ones.


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