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American Family Vision Clinic

More Than Meets the Eye

Things are not always what they seem to be, both for someone experiencing something, and those observing them.

For example, it’s hard to know if someone is suffering from a vision problem when looking from the outside. This is obvious. However, it’s not all that uncommon for someone who is having an issue to simply not realize that something is wrong and that they should mention it. For example, if a child is having double vision, they might assume that it’s completely normal.

Once, Dr. Zurcher was contacted by a parent after a lecture who said that while she was talking about the lecture to her kids, her son casually mentioned that he sometimes didn’t know which football to catch. It turned out he’d been intermittently having double vision and, assuming it was normal, just hadn’t mentioned it.

Not Just Kids

This isn’t a phenomenon restricted to children, however. An elderly person experiencing a vision issue might simply write it off as being natural, due to aging, when in fact it is something else entirely that is treatable.

Younger adults can do something similar, but from a different direction. Rather than assuming a minor issue is something normal, they might just decide that it’s not a big deal and not seek treatment. This can become a bigger issue down the line if said minor issue is an early sign of something larger. It’s always better to treat something early.

Not Just Kids
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If You Can’t See Something, Say Something

Don’t assume that something which is bothering you is normal or better off ignored. With children, parents should let them know that if something is troubling them, they should mention it. Just like with other problems a child might encounter in daily life, vision problems should be discussed and treated appropriately.

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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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