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Health South Stroke Survivors Support Group

By Dr. Penelope S. Suter, O.D., FCOVD | April 22, 2014 | Comments Off on Health South Stroke Survivors Support Group

Dr. Suter was recently invited to speak to the Bakersfield Health South Rehabilitation Hospital stroke survivors support group. She was able to share information on post-stroke vision problems and the effect of vision on balance with a great group of about 25 stroke survivors, family members and therapists. Besides presenting a quick tour of visual…

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Susan R. Barry, Author of "Fixing My Gaze" Speaks at TEDx

By Dr. Penelope S. Suter, O.D., FCOVD | April 17, 2014 | Comments Off on Susan R. Barry, Author of "Fixing My Gaze" Speaks at TEDx

Susan R. Barry is a Professor of Biological Sciences at Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, Massachusetts. In this TEDx talk, she discusses her discovery as an adult of how vision therapy could improve her vision.   “For most of my life, the last place I wanted to be was an eye doctor’s office. I had…

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Vision Therapy Helps Toddler with Microphthalmia

By Dr. Penelope S. Suter, O.D., FCOVD | April 15, 2014 | Comments Off on Vision Therapy Helps Toddler with Microphthalmia

Written by Shari L. Stamps This is my grandson Nikolai who was born with a rare condition called Microphthalmia where one or both eyes are smaller and underdeveloped leading to visual impairment or blindness. Nik’s left eye is blind and he has limited range of motion… in his right eye which is improving through vision therapy.…

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COVD Supports Autism Awareness

By Dr. Penelope S. Suter, O.D., FCOVD | April 11, 2014 | Comments Off on COVD Supports Autism Awareness

A Missing Piece to the Autism Puzzle:  College of Optometrists in Vision Development Shares the Visual Link to Autistic Behaviors COVD Supports Autism Awareness The recent report from the CDC presents an alarming 30% rise in the rate of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) from just 2 years ago. Now that the autism rate is 1…

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Our Vision Therapy Journey – Part 3 of 3

By Dr. Penelope S. Suter, O.D., FCOVD | February 27, 2014 | Comments Off on Our Vision Therapy Journey – Part 3 of 3

So as we were going through the whole process from the past two posts, we shared what we were learning with friends and family.  And we found out that several of our friends – many adult males – said that they remember having the same struggles when they were  young…and some of them continue to…

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Our Vision Therapy Journey – Part 2 of 3

By Dr. Penelope S. Suter, O.D., FCOVD | February 24, 2014 | Comments Off on Our Vision Therapy Journey – Part 2 of 3

So after all the testing, my hubby and I went to find out the results. The good news was that he had 20/20 vision at all distances.  But as we learned, vision for reading & writing has so much more to do than sight itself. Think about all that has to happen for you to…

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Our Vision Therapy Journey – Part 1 of 3

By Dr. Penelope S. Suter, O.D., FCOVD | February 21, 2014 | Comments Off on Our Vision Therapy Journey – Part 1 of 3

I will be writing over the next week about our journey with vision therapy.  Although we’ve been on this ride for over a year, I hadn’t blogged about it at all because I wanted to protect the privacy of my son’s struggles, and frankly, I wasn’t sure I wanted to if it didn’t work for him. …

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Position Statement on Optometric Vision Therapy By the American Optometric Association (AOA)

By Dr. Penelope S. Suter, O.D., FCOVD | February 12, 2014 | Comments Off on Position Statement on Optometric Vision Therapy By the American Optometric Association (AOA)

[Excerpts relevant to vision therapy and learning disabilities, learning disabled children or learning disabled adults (including cases of possible or diagnosed Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) or Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (AD/HD), dyslexia)] The American Optometric Association (AOA) affirms its long-standing position that optometric vision therapy is effective in the treatment of physiological…

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Dr. Suter and Other Volunteers Making a Difference in the Community!

By Dr. Penelope S. Suter, O.D., FCOVD | January 30, 2014 | Comments Off on Dr. Suter and Other Volunteers Making a Difference in the Community!

On the first Monday in January, Dr. Suter was in Lamont, volunteering with the One-Sight Vision Van. She and other volunteer doctors in the community, along with the One-Sight staff, examined 80 children from Arvin, Lamont, and Grimmway schools. Glasses were provided for 78 of those children. While it is not as good as an…

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Annual Autism Awareness Conference

By Dr. Penelope S. Suter, O.D., FCOVD | January 25, 2014 | Comments Off on Annual Autism Awareness Conference

The Kern Autism Network-Autism Society 18th Annual Autism Awareness Conference, scheduled for Friday, March 1, is already sold out. The lecturers this year, are Lori Ernsperger, Ph.D. who will be speaking on “Bullying and Autism,” and Laura Nagle, an adult with Asperger’s syndrome who runs a small architectural business. Given that the Centers for Disease…

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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 Arvin, Delano, Frazier Park, Lake Isabella, Lamont, Lancaster, Palmdale, Porterville, Shafter, Taft, Tehachapi, Visalia, Wasco and many more. Our services include, but are not limited to, general optometry, vision therapy, diagnosis and treatment of eye disease and conditions and the treatment of vision issues that result from brain injury or other neurological compromise.