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Muscles that control the eyes are the most active in the body.

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80% of All Vision Issues Can Be Improved or Corrected

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Approximately 61% of Americans Require Some Form of Vision Correction

WHAT MAKES US UNIQUE?

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BRAIN INJURY
Approximately 70% of all sensory input fibers to the brain begin in the eye. This is more than twice the neural input of all the other senses combined. For perspective, the auditory nerve contains 30,000 neurons compared to the 1,000,000 neurons in the optic nerve.

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VISION THERAPY
Vision therapy is a sequence of therapeutic procedures that develop efficient visual skills and visual processing. An integral part of vision therapy is an individually prescribed program monitored by a doctor using lenses, filters, occluders, specialized instruments and computer programs.

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EYE CARE
We spend a significant amount of time doing exams with our patients because of our belief in a holistic approach to eye care. To us, providing comprehensive vision care means listening carefully to ascertain your visual needs. In other words, you will never be “just another patient” in our office.

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Helping You Use Your Vision to its Highest Potential. When it
comes to your vision, seeing clearly and having healthy eyes is just the beginning. The goal of our practice is to maximize your vision through deliberate, patient-centered care in a comfortable and caring atmosphere. In doing so, we strive to help you achieve your highest potential.

SERVICES WE PROVIDE

  • Infant, Child, Vision Care
  • Learning related Vision Problems
  • Sports Vision
  • Vision Therapy
  • Post Brain Injury Vision Rehab.
  • Primary Eye Care
  • Comprehensive Eye Examinations
  • Contact Lens Fitting and Follow-Up
  • Eyewear Designing and Dispensing

The optometrists and staff at Dr. Penelope S. Suter’s office are proud to serve patients in Bakersfield as well as surrounding communities such as Fresno, Lancaster, Lake Isabella, Arvin, Delano, Frazier Park, Lamont, Palmdale, Porterville, Shafter, Taft, Techachapi, Visalla, Wasco and many more.