Our Children Differences

Our Children Differences in Santa Clarita

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Not Always in Plain Sight

Just because your child is performing well academically, doesn’t necessarily mean that they aren’t struggling with an issue that’s making their life more difficult.
What does this mean? Compare it to someone going off to their job every day, but with only half their tools in their toolbox. They might be smart and skilled enough to get the job done, but they have to work many times harder in order to get the same results as another student. What should be twenty minutes of homework takes two hours.
For children, school occupies essentially the same place in their life as a job does for an adult. Not only is one’s ability to not just perform well at it important, but also whether they’re able to operate with the same tools as those around them. It’s not a pleasant experience to realize that you have to put twice as much work into what you’re doing as the person next to you.
As one student put it: “So what you’re telling me is that I need a screwdriver and have a coin?”
The answer to that question, more often than we might think, is yes.

Dr. Garbus, FAAO cartoon

Summary

It’s very easy to assume that something like vision therapy or low vision treatment is only necessary when a child has a condition severe enough that he or she cannot function properly in their daily life. That is not always the case. Just because a problem is considered “minor” does not mean that it is not impacting quality of life and can safely be ignored. Patients with functional vision issues visit our clinic from all over California, and we are proud to be a leading provider of functional vision services for patients from Santa Clarita, Palmdale, Lancaster, and San Fernando Valley. You can schedule a functional vision exam by calling (661) 775-1860.

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Testimonials


  • My eight year old daughter was terrified to go to the eye doctor for fear of her eyes being dilated. The doctor was SO KID friendly! He immediately made her comfortable by engaging her in conversation. It was a geat experience.


    Joya B.

  • Dr. Garbus spent an amazing amount of time to solve my very complicated visual problems. Over the years he has continually achieved results beyond what others felt possible. He is always up to date on the latest science. He is great!


    Dolores K.

  • Family Vision Care Valencia makes it so easy. Staff is knows what they are doing and Dr. Garbus is thorough and kept me well informed during the exam.


    Kristy B.

  • I have been coming to Family Vision Center for almost 20 years. Dr. Garbus has been able to help my vision when other doctors could not. Now my kids see him as well. I highly recommend this office!


    Autumn C.

  • The Doctor is very good. I felt on this visit he seemed rushed. I had questions to ask him but he was already with another patient. I still do not know if my eyes are the same , worse, or better.


    Howard B.

Testimonials


My eight year old daughter was terrified to go to the eye doctor for fear of her eyes being dilated. The doctor was SO KID friendly! He immediately made her comfortable by engaging her in conversation. It was a geat experience.


Joya B.

Dr. Garbus spent an amazing amount of time to solve my very complicated visual problems. Over the years he has continually achieved results beyond what others felt possible. He is always up to date on the latest science. He is great!


Dolores K.

Family Vision Care Valencia makes it so easy. Staff is knows what they are doing and Dr. Garbus is thorough and kept me well informed during the exam.


Kristy B.

I have been coming to Family Vision Center for almost 20 years. Dr. Garbus has been able to help my vision when other doctors could not. Now my kids see him as well. I highly recommend this office!


Autumn C.

The Doctor is very good. I felt on this visit he seemed rushed. I had questions to ask him but he was already with another patient. I still do not know if my eyes are the same , worse, or better.


Howard B.

All the staff is friendly, helpful and knowledgeable, and has been for all the years I have been going there.


Mary Ann H.
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