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Dr. Samantha Slotnick
Facebook IconOctober 31, 2014 at 1:16 am

A bit beyond the scope of our training...

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WTF?

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Dr. Samantha Slotnick
Facebook IconOctober 27, 2014 at 8:52 pm

OCTOBER is Learning Disabilities Awareness Month!
Have you heard about the relationship between Convergence Insufficiency and Attention Deficit Disorder?

http://covdblog.wordpress.com/2014/10/27/october-is-learning-disabilities-awareness-month/

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October is Learning Disabilities Awareness Month

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For Learning Disabilities Awareness Month, this October, the College of Optometrists in Vision Development (COVD) is bringing attention to the fact that vision problems can often masquerade as lear...

Dr. Samantha Slotnick
Facebook IconOctober 27, 2014 at 10:02 am

Perception and vantage point...

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I didn't understand what the hell I was looking at in the beginning, but just wait for it... This is incredible!

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Dr. Samantha Slotnick
Facebook IconOctober 22, 2014 at 8:32 pm

"Gattuso had been experiencing vision problems in early September 2011, a few days before the season kicked off. On 9 September 2011, Gattuso crashed into teammate Alessandro Nesta whilst playing against Lazio in Milan's opening Serie A game of the 2011–12 season. He was substituted off directly afterwards in the 20th minute and diagnosed with paralysis of the sixth cranial nerve, resulting in diplopia (double vision) in his left eye, an injury that could have ended his football career. He later revealed that he had seen teammate Zlatan Ibrahimović in four different positions during the opening stages of the match, and was unable to see Nesta, resulting in the pair's clash."
It could have ended his football career. But it didn't, because he rehabilitated under the guidance of an Italian optometrist.

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Gennaro Gattuso - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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As a player, he mainly played as a defensive midfielder. Despite not being blessed with notable technical ability,[5] Gattuso was a strong, energetic, consistent, aggressive, and hard tackling player with an extremely high work rate,[6][7] who also possessed a powerful shot, quick reactions, as well…

Dr. Samantha Slotnick
Facebook IconOctober 12, 2014 at 12:02 am

Dr. Samantha Slotnick shared Mega 96.3fm's photo.

Good readers use the perceptual skill of visual closure to read more efficiently and fluently. LIKE if you can read this!

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only 55 out of 100 people can read this. Share if you can read it. — with Christopher Moehl and 48 others.

By: Mega 96.3fm

Dr. Samantha Slotnick
Facebook IconOctober 11, 2014 at 5:25 pm

Regaining sight!
This patient with Retinitis Pigmentosa* has had a device implanted which has restored sight in a blind man!

*Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP) is a degeneration of cells in the retina. However, the nerve pathways are not disturbed in RP, making it possible to have light signals transmitted to the brain by existing pathways.
**This is a different problem from glaucoma and other non-glaucomatous optic neuropathies, in which the cells comprising the optic nerve are damaged (retinal ganglion cells).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CiyGOUHD2nI

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North Carolina's first retinal prosthesis at Duke Eye Center

Larry Hester, 66, has been blind for half his life from a condition called retinitis pigmentosa. In September, 2014, an electronic stimulator was surgically ...

Dr. Samantha Slotnick
Facebook IconOctober 11, 2014 at 3:35 pm

Bottom line:
Children need to PLAY!!!
http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/10/08/how-exercise-can-boost-the-childs-brain/?_php=true&_type=blogs&ref=nutrition&_r=0

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How Exercise Can Boost Young Brains

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Encourage young boys and girls to run, jump, squeal, hop and chase after each other or after erratically kicked balls, and you can substantially improve their ability to think.

Dr. Samantha Slotnick
Facebook IconOctober 8, 2014 at 12:59 am

Clever and creative Stop-motion video!

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Stop Motion Parkour

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YouTube VFX gurus Corridor Digital spent a day at the park making a stop-motion Parkour video. Fellow park patrons must have been puzzled by what was going on during filming!

Dr. Samantha Slotnick
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Dr. Samantha Slotnick
Facebook IconOctober 5, 2014 at 12:22 am

Dr. Samantha Slotnick shared a link.

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What Every Parent Should Consider Before Medicating for ADD ADHD

http://www.thevisiontherapycenter.com

Why it’s so important to conduct Functional Vision Testing before medicating for ADD/ADHD.

Dr. Samantha Slotnick
Facebook IconSeptember 30, 2014 at 9:44 pm

Dr. Samantha Slotnick shared Erica Spindler, Author's photo.

Let the Halloween nerd-humor begin!

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For every parent of a teen. I'm with ya. Have a great Saturday and rock on. — with Diane Harrell and 2 others.

By: Erica Spindler, Author

Dr. Samantha Slotnick
Facebook IconSeptember 28, 2014 at 3:38 pm

In case you are wondering what good an eye exam can do...

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9 Things Doctors Can Tell About Your Health Just By Looking At Your Eyes

http://www.businessinsider.com

More than the proverbial window to the soul, the eyes are a clear window to your health, and the amount of information they can reveal is astounding.

Dr. Samantha Slotnick
Facebook IconSeptember 28, 2014 at 3:35 pm

Dr. Samantha Slotnick shared Post Planner's photo.

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How many faces are you able to spot in this picture?

By: Post Planner

Tom Arnold Three for sure.

September 28, 2014 at 3:38 pm

Dr. Samantha Slotnick Secondary question: which one do you see first? last?

September 28, 2014 at 3:39 pm

Tom Arnold Lady on the right; big nose on the left; black silhouette last.

September 28, 2014 at 3:41 pm

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Dr. Samantha Slotnick I saw b&w front-view first, lady 2nd, white profile last.
Each one requires a changed vantage point, and I catch my gaze centering in different locations for each.

September 28, 2014 at 3:49 pm

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Tom Arnold eye dominance, I wonder?

September 28, 2014 at 3:54 pm

Dr. Samantha Slotnick No, more likely a matter of central/ peripheral integration and figure/ ground perception.

September 29, 2014 at 11:32 am

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Dr. Samantha Slotnick
Facebook IconSeptember 28, 2014 at 3:33 pm

Dr. Samantha Slotnick shared E-Fetti's photo.

This is beautiful...
It also speaks to the power of VISUALIZATION on our state of being!

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It will take just 60 seconds to read this and change your thinking..

Two men, both seriously ill, occupied the same hospital room.

One man was allowed to sit up in his bed for an hour each afternoon to help drain the fluid from his lungs.

His bed was next to the room's only window.

The other man had to spend all his time flat on his back.

The men talked for hours on end.

They spoke of their wives and families, their homes, their jobs, their involvement in the military service, where they had been on
vacation..

Every afternoon, when the man in the bed by the window could sit up, he would pass the time by describing to his roommate all the things he could see outside the window.

The man in the other bed began to live for those one hour periods where his world would be broadened and enlivened by all the activity and color of the world outside.

The window overlooked a park with a lovely lake.Ducks and swans played on the water while children sailed their model boats. Young lovers walked arm in arm amidst flowers of every color
and a fine view of the city skyline could be seen in the distance.

As the man by the window described all this in exquisite details, the man on the other side of the room would close his eyes and imagine this picturesque scene.

One warm afternoon, the man by the window described a parade passing by.

Although the other man could not hear the band -he could see it in his mind's eye as the gentleman by the window portrayed it with
descriptive words.

Days, weeks and months passed.One morning, the day nurse arrived to bring water for their baths only to find the lifeless body
of the man by the window, who had died peacefully in his sleep.

She was saddened and called the hospital attendants to take the body away.

As soon as it seemed appropriate, the other man asked if he could be moved next to the window.The nurse was happy to make the switch, and after making sure he was comfortable, she left
him alone.

Slowly, painfully, he propped himself up on one elbow to take his first look at the real world outside. He strained to slowly turn to look out the window besides the bed.

It faced a blank wall.

The man asked the nurse what could have compelled his deceased roommate who had described such wonderful things outside this
window.

The nurse responded that the man was blind and could not even see the wall.

She said, 'Perhaps he just wanted to encourage you.'

Epilogue:

There is tremendous happiness in making others happy, despite our own situations.Shared grief is half the sorrow, but happiness when shared, is doubled. If you want to feel rich, just count all the things you have that money can't buy.

'Today is a gift, that is why it is called The Present. Don't just hit LIKE but hit SHARE because somebody may need to read this!

And make sure you LIKE my page--> E-Fetti <--So you can read some the best motivational quotes online! — with Jennifer Fowler and 10 others.

By: E-Fetti

Dr. Samantha Slotnick
Facebook IconSeptember 27, 2014 at 4:46 pm

Please consider supporting underprivileged patients with this office-based grant for vision therapy:
"I have a request for everyone who has a child who needs therapy. My office is competing for a grant to offset the cost of vision therapy to families in need for our community. We could use your vote.
THANKS!
We are asking for your vote to receive a business grant from Chase Bank. If selected, the grant will be used to help children who need vision therapy. Please use the following link and type in OPTIQUE. You will have to vote via FaceBook but your personal data is not saved/used. Here is the link https://www.missionmainstreetgrants.com/vote/businesses.
Thank you and please ask a friend to vote for us. We need 250 votes to move to the next stage and only have 3 weeks. YIKES.
Dr. Carla Adams and Staff"

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Chase Mission Main Street Grants

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Chase's $3M Mission Main Street Grants program for Small Business is in full swing! Apply or vote today! Learn more here: http://www.missionmainstreetgrants.com

Dr. Samantha Slotnick
Facebook IconSeptember 27, 2014 at 1:50 pm

5 Star: Yvette G. "I was very pleased because I feel that Dr. Slotnick now knows my problem. She is confident that she will be able to help me overcome it. What a blessing it will be to once again read comfortably !" http://bit.ly/1p8m3Ce

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Michael Lievens keep 'em coming!

September 27, 2014 at 5:29 pm

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Dr. Samantha Slotnick Thank you, Michael Lievens! :D

September 27, 2014 at 5:54 pm

Dr. Samantha Slotnick
Facebook IconSeptember 24, 2014 at 4:00 pm

5 Star: Laurie D. "Wonderful - the staff is always very friendly and helpful as is Dr. Slotnick. They are always happy to see my child and always makes her feel welcome and at ease. Dr. Slotnick is encouraging and accommodating and always creative in her teaching. After visiting an ophthalmologist and optometrist, Dr. Slotnick was the only who could give me an accurate diagnosis for my child. We are lucky to have found Dr. Slotnick!" http://on.fb.me/1lVPLZ0

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Dr. Samantha Slotnick
Facebook IconSeptember 22, 2014 at 5:25 pm

We are all so thrilled with the changes we have seen in Matthew!
http://youtu.be/ZfJxYLKRvNU

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Dr Slotnick Patient Testimonial: Matthew

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Dr. Samantha Slotnick
Facebook IconSeptember 21, 2014 at 1:40 pm

5 Star: Jeff P. "******
6 stars!
Dr. Slotnick always goes the extra mile when evaluating my eyes. Her knowledge, care, and skill set over the years has been impeccable! " http://on.fb.me/1lVPLZ0

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Dr. Samantha Slotnick
Facebook IconSeptember 21, 2014 at 12:06 pm

Dr. Samantha Slotnick shared College of Optometrists in Vision Development's photo.

Fabulous news!

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The National Eye Institute of the National Institutes of Health recently announced that they funded a 5-year, 8 million dollar study called the Convergence Insufficiency Treatment Trial - Attention and Reading Study (CITT-ART). This randomized, placebo controlled, clinical trial is a national multi-centered, collaborative research project designed to study the effectiveness of vision therapy for improving reading and attention after the treatment of convergence insufficiency in children 9 to <14 years of age.

http://www.covd.org/general/custom.asp?page=CITTART#.VBjeXWdtu5s.facebook

By: College of Optometrists in Vision Development

Dr. Samantha Slotnick
Facebook IconSeptember 19, 2014 at 12:38 pm

Fabulous ad on the impacts of vision problems on kids' lives.

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How 3D Movies Identify Common ADD and Vision Dysfunctions

When a child or adult, struggles with the 3D movie experience, it can often be a warning sign that there is a greater vision problem occurring. Our two eyes are supposed to work together as a team to perceive depth. When our two eyes are unable to work together efficiently, there is a common binocular vision dysfunction occurring that can affect reading, learning, coordination abilities, sustained attention and can often masquerade as ADD. If you or your child experience headaches, double vision, eye strain or motion sickness at a 3D movie, schedule a comprehensive vision evaluation at Wow Vision Therapy in St. Joseph, MI and Grand Rapids, MI.

Because Life Takes Vision!

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Óptica Por La Cara Amazing!! :D

September 20, 2014 at 12:50 pm

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John Abbondanza
Facebook IconSeptember 19, 2014 at 11:36 am

Great conference in Birmingham, England. This video gives a great summary of it. Thanks for sharing, Dr. Samantha Slotnick!!

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http://www.optometry.co.uk

The online home of the AOP, Optometry Today and CET for the optometry profession and industry.

Dr. Samantha Slotnick
Facebook IconSeptember 10, 2014 at 6:35 pm

5 Star: Esther D. "Dear Dr. Slotnick,

I know it's a Saturday, but I just wanted to let you know that Julia actually picked up a book yesterday and read it throughout the afternoon and evening. While she didn't seem to think it was such a "big deal" I was very struck by the fact that she was actually enjoying reading. I can count on my fingers the number of times Julia has done this recently. Working with you is truly fascinating and I hope that what I observed with Julia yesterday is just the beginning of a paradigm shift!

Thank you so much for being such an engaging, challenging, and supportive partner." http://bit.ly/1p8m3Ce

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