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We follow the guidelines from the Maryland Department of Health, The American Optometric Association and the Centers for Disease Control. Before coming in for your appointment, we ask that you take a moment to read the procedures below that have been implemented to keep everyone safe and healthy:

  • Everyon entering the office will be screened for COVID-19 symptoms.
  • Temperature check will be done upon arrival.
  • All patients, family members and staff must wear a mask throughout the entire visit. Cloth or other home-made masks are acceptable.
  • In most cases, only the patient will be allowed to enter. For children and adult patients who require a support person, only one person may accompany the patient in the exam room.  We cannot make any exceptions.
  • Reception and appointment rooms have been arranged and marked to allow for 6 feet separation.
  • Only patients checking in will be allowed in the waiting rooms, with space for two to wait.
  • We have streamlined the check-in process to reduce contact.
  • Magazines, toys and other "touchable" items have been removed from our waiting area.
  • Hand sanitizer will be provided right before your appointment.
  • We are performing diligent hand washing and extra cleaning precautions of surfaces, equipment and instruments.
  • Vision therapy patients in Columbia will be exiting at the rear of the building.
  • When picking up your child, please be waiting at the end of the building by the main entry sign no later than 10 min before the hour.

 

VISION THERAPY SCHEDULE

COLUMBIA & PIKESVILLE

Sundays ---9am, 10am, 11am, 12pm, 1pm & 2pm   

Monday thru Thursday Evenings ---  3pm, 4pm, 5pm, 6pm & 7pm

COLUMBIA ONLY

Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday Mornings ---  9am, 10am, 11am & 12pm      

Welcome to the Visual Learning Centers of America

WJZ-TV Healthwatch featuring Dr. Kotlicky

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 or attending one of our free seminars.

Binocular Vision Disorders - Correctable at Any Age

When your eyes have difficulty working together to form a single image, your vision can be clear at times but also blurred or even double other times. Vision therapy helps train your eyes to work together correctly and has a high success rate with binocular vision disorders such as:

  • Amblyopia or Lazy Eye
  • Convergence Insufficiency
    (near vision, eye teaming disorder)
  • Eye Fatigue
  • Tracking Problems
  • Diplopia (double vision)
  • Lack of Stereopsis
    (two-eyed depth perception)
  • Strabismus
    (cross-eyed, wandering eye, eye turns, etc.)

Vision & Learning

Most children have no idea how they are supposed to see. Therefore it is important that you know the signs that a vision problem is interfering with your child’s ability to read and learn.

There are physical clues that point to possible vision problems, but surprisingly, many of the symptoms that would indicate a person is having vision problems seem entirely unrelated to vision.

Brain Injury and Concussions

A head injury can result in vision problems, and it doesn’t matter how young or old you are. Whether you have fallen off a bike, had a car accident or a stroke, vision problems can range from being very subtle to severe. The more severe vision problems are obvious, the person complains of double vision, or words moving on the page. The problem is the more subtle vision problems...

Sports Vision Correction and/or Improvement

Our visual skills play a vital role in our ability to play sports. Many of our patients find that their sports performance improves, even though they came to us for help with their difficulty with reading. The same types of vision disorders which can make reading and learning difficult can often interfere with sports performance.