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For New Patients

There are many visual skills critical for reading and learning. Often, a vision problem is misdiagnosed as an attention problem or a learning disability due to similarity of symptoms. Anyone who is struggling with reading, has poor reading comprehension, or just isn't performing to their full potential, should consider scheduling a developmental vision evaluation. To help determine if you or your child should be tested, Do the Checklist.

Appointments

In addition to his specialty testing and treatment for Binocular Vision Disorders, Dr. Kotlicky provides comprehensive eye care for the entire family.  The checklist link above will determine if you need a Developmental Vision Evaluation.  If you just need your prescription updated or want a contact lens evaluation, a routine eye exam is sufficient.  If you are unsure of which type of appointment you need, our receptionist will be happy to assist you.  To schedule an appointment, please call us at (410) 730-5808 or use our online Request an Appointment form.

Insurance Information

We work with both major medical Insurance plans and vision plans.  Our specialty services (The Developmental Vision Evaluation and Vision Therapy) are covered under major medical Insurance, so it doesn't matter if you have a vision plan or not.  Dr. Kotlicky participates with Aetna, BCBS, BlueChoice, Carefirst, BCBS Federal, GHMSI and NCAS as an in-network provider.  It is the patient's responsibility to check their policy to determine if their major medical insurance requires referrals or pre-certifications for specialists.  If insurance does not cover the initial evaluation and/or vision therapy, we will provide you with the necessary paperwork so you may file with your carrier for reimbursement.  For routine eye exams, we participate with VSPs Signature Plan.  This Vision Service Plan is for yearly exams, glasses and contact lenses.  For all other vision plans, patients pay at time of service and we provide paperwork for you to file with your plan for direct reimbursement.

Vision Therapy Results

Before:

"She used to avoid any work requiring reading or writing, even though she is an extremely bright child"

After:

"After 16 sessions, we’ve noticed a great improvement with our daughter. Her reading has improved tremendously and she no longer dreads her schoolwork."

Before:

“Reading was slow and laborious; she frequently lost her place, and got easily frustrated.”

After:

“Now, she is among the “Independent Readers”.  It is the highest level in her class."  

"She is no longer being tutored, has confidence in her class, and raises her hand where last year she did not.”

Before:

“My daughter had always struggled with reading and comprehension.  I knew she was smarter than her test scores reflected – particularly the CTBS & MSA.”

After:

“After a few months,we started seeing improvement. Her MSA scores were so much better, and she has much more confidence.”

Before:

“My extremely bright, happy, cooperative pre-schooler began 1st grade with excitement.  By the end of 2nd grade, she couldn’t read or do math, and she felt like she was stupid.”

After:

“After about 10 months of vision therapy she read her first Nancy Drew book. She has been an avid reader since!”

 

Before:

“Our 13 year old didn’t like to read.”

After:

“Now he looks forward to going to the library.  He told us that now he enjoys reading, because the words don’t jump around anymore.”

Before:

“Reading was slow and laborious; she frequently lost her place, and got easily frustrated.”

After:

“Now, she is among the “Independent Readers”.  It is the highest level in her class. She is no longer being tutored, has confidence in her class, and raises her hand where last year she did not.”

 

Before:

“When he was in 3rd grade, my son wasn’t progressing onto chapter books.  He was getting Cs & Ds in reading and struggling to stay on grade level.”

After:

“After correcting his vision problem, he completed 4th grade above grade level, with As and Bs in reading!”

Before:

“My 3rd grader had an IEP at school, and a private tutor, yet made no progress in reading.  She ended 3rd grade on the same 2ndgradereadinglevel-no  change.” 

After:

“She started vision therapy at the end of 3rd grade.  Within the first 7 months of 4th grade, she advanced 2 ½ grade levels in reading.  She is now on grade level and a different child!”

Before:

Reading had always been a major chore ---he would do the reading required to complete his schoolwork, but never read for pleasure.

After:

After approximately 1 month of treatment, he became excited about books. He began asking to visit the library and going to bed with books. This has been an end to many years of frustration.

Before:

“After 4 years of tutoring and an expensive academic evaluation to determine whether my daughter had a learning disability, we stumbleded onto vision therapy.”

After:

“After 16 sessions, all of the academic professionals noticed the tremendous improvement in my daughter’s ability to read without assistance.” 

Before:

“Reading was difficult and took a long time. Driving was stressful because it felt like cars were coming at me.”

After:

 “After 32 sessions, I can read much faster now.  As a graduate student I can now read the same amount of articles in two nights which would have taken me 5 nights in the past.  It is also much more relaxing to drive.” 

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New Patient Forms for Developmental Vision Evaluations only

The health history is an important part of the diagnosis process.  Because these forms require some time to complete, we have made them available here.  Click on the appropriate link below to print and fill out the form at home.  Please remember to bring it with you to your first appointment.  We look forward to working with you to achieve your goals. 

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