Through a Patient’s Eyes: ‘I Can Walk in a Straight Line’

Is a simple walk down the hall a struggle for you? Do you regularly bump into walls or trip down the stairs? Though most people assume this is mere clumsiness, often there is an underlying medical condition present known as vertical heterophoria (VH), which is a Binocular Vision Dysfunction that affects how the eyes work […]

Through a Patient’s Eyes: Recovering From TBI After 35 Years

A traumatic brain injury (TBI), concussion or acquired brain injury (ABI) like a stroke can all have a profound effect on your visual system. A TBI can be brought on by a severe blow to the head from a car accident, sports injury, military explosion or other trauma. Patients with TBI, ABI or concussion can […]

Through Elli’s Eyes

Your Eyes Are Connected To…Your Ears? Through Elli’s Eyes

Community Outreach Manager Elli Altman was first a patient at Vision Specialists. Now she shares her and other patients’ stories to spread awareness and education regarding vision misalignments (binocular vision dysfunction). The Knee Bone’s Connected to the Thigh Bone…. Remember that kid’s song? Our body is more than a collection of parts.  All those parts […]

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House Call

Through Elli’s Eyes: HOUSE CALL Elli Altman is the Community Outreach Manager at Vision Specialists of Michigan. Before Elli was the outreach manager, she was a patient. Now she chronicles her journey and those of the patients she meets. What does a doctor do when the call comes to help a young man who suffers […]

Through Elli's Eyes: When You can't get off the carnival ride

When You Can’t Get Off The Carnival Ride

When you can’t get off the carnival ride… Summertime is here. It’s a time for fun. Children and families flock to carnivals and amusement parks. Ferris Wheels – Roller Coasters – Tilt-a-Whirls and more. So much fun! But, what if that sense of twirling and spinning is an everyday reality? How difficult would life be […]