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The Best Sports Vision Training In Oyster Bay

Gold Coast Vision Performance helps connect the dots between proper sight and functional vision through individualized, doctor-directed therapy sessions. Our sports vision doctors are friendly, professional, and most of all effective.

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Even a child with 20/20 eyesight may not be able to distinguish, process and understand visual information. Vision therapy helps establish a solid foundation for visual skills that are necessary for excellent reading, writing, comprehension and retention.

Adults can develop functional vision problems at any stage of life. Regardless of your age, Gold Coast Vision Performance can provide the treatment you need to restore or enhance functional vision.

Athletes rely on visual skills like dynamic visual acuity, eye-hand coordination, peripheral vision, and depth perception. Vision therapy can help athletes hone these skills for improved performance on the field and in the classroom.


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Vision is in the brain! It starts with proper eyesight and good ocular health, but requires the visual pathways and brain to work with the structures of the eye to understand, process, and use the information that is seen. Vision is a dynamic process that is learned. When it functions properly, it helps us identify, organize, and interpret what the eyes see. When it is not functioning properly, even people with 20/20 eyesight and healthy eyes can experience serious difficulties with everyday actions like reading, writing, and moving around in space.

Functional vision includes proper eye teaming, eye focusing, eye movements, and the visual processing of information. People of any age can suffer from a functional vision issue. Whether you have a child who is struggling in school, an athlete who would like to enhance performance, or have had a traumatic brain injury, optometric vision therapy can help retrain the visual system to function at peak performance.

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Vision therapy sessions are doctor designed and tailored for each patient to build or remodel neural pathways in order to enhance overall visual performance. During vision therapy, we use lenses and prisms, along with other specialized equipment, to lead patients trough guided exercises, in order to train, or retrain, the brain to send the correct impulses to the eye. This helps the patient make calculated, deliberate, and accurate eye movements, point the eyes at the correct place in space, and shift focus from near to far and everything in between. Ultimately, our goal for each patient is to achieve automaticity, or the effortless functioning of the visual system, in order to free up maximum attention for information acquisition and performance.

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Dr. Reuter came highly recommended and I would recommend her just as highly. She is incredibly knowledgeable, professional and caring. She and her team are wonderful to work!
10 months ago
- Mary G.
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Meet Our Eye Doctor

Dr. Reuter Hanna
Dr. Anne Reuter Hanna is a Neuro-Optometrist, fellowship-trained and board-certified in Neuro/Developmental Optometry and Vision Therapy. After completing her optometric training at the SUNY College of Optometry in 2008, and following her rotations through the Brooklyn VA system, Dr. Reuter Hanna joined Lenox Hill Community Medical Group in New York City, a hospital-based, multi-specialty medical group where she developed advanced clinical expertise in the diagnosis and management of ocular disease. She then developed and directed the binocular vision department at The Brown Center in Providence, Rhode Island, where she specialized in pediatrics, functional vision performance and neuro-rehab. Currently, she is a professor in the field of Neuro-Optometry, Binocular Vision and Neurological Rehabilitation and MCPHS University, as well as a private practitioner in Oyster Bay, specializing in neuro-cognitive and athletic vision performance. As a competitive soccer player herself, she has been in the athletic circuit most of her life – knowing what it takes to personally succeed in sports. As a senior in college at the University of Wisconsin, Dr. Reuter Hanna personally went through a visual training program that revolutionized the way she functioned visually – increasing her performance in both the classroom and on the field. Inspired, Dr. Reuter Hanna went on to become an optometrist, providing the same services to others from which she so profoundly benefitted. Professionally, she has worked with athletes of all ages and skill levels, with a particular focus on helping amateur athletes become elite players and continuing to further enhance the visual skills of athletes at the professional...
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Standard Vision Screenings Don’t Detect Functional Vision Problems

20/20 is a measure of eyesight, or the ability to perceive small, stationary objects from a distance. Even with a perfect score, children and adults can still have functional vision problems that impact day-to-day life. About 65% of the brain’s pathways are involved in the visual process, but only a fraction of those pathways are devoted to eyesight. Represented in the neurology, the visual process is much deeper than just eyesight!

Unfortunately, many “vision screenings” only test eyesight and are not a good indicator or predictor of deeper visual issues. According to the American Public Health Association, 1 in 4 students have visual problems that are serious enough to impede learning. These vision problems can make it difficult for children to learn and are often with associated behavioral issues. Gold Coast Vision Performance can help lay the foundation for positive learning through unique, patient-focused treatment.

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