Dr. Jen Simonson is excited to announce the 2016 publishing of My Perfect Vision (June) and My Double Vision (December).
These illustrated storybooks explain the common symptoms and signs of functional vision problems.
My Perfect Vision describes focusing problems even when eyesight is normal. Learn about the differences between eyesight and vision and how this disorder impacts daily life and learning. Also learn about effective treatment through optometric vision therapy and appropriate reading glasses.
Many children and adults experience difficulty with:
- accurate clarity of focus (vision is blurry or fluctuates)
- speed of switching focus from near to far (difficulty copying from the board or switching between speedometer and street signs when driving)
- the ability to sustain focus for long periods (testing and computer work)
Focusing difficulties are common after head injuries such as concussion and as a side-effect to many medications.
My Double Vision tells the story of a patient who still experiences double vision even after a history of patching an eye. This picture book explains the signs and symptoms of esotropia (crossed-eye). It covers current testing methods and advanced vision therapy training used to correct this vision disorder. The goal of binocular (two-eyed training) is to achieve both clear, stable vision and 3-D depth perception.
Many patients with esotropia experience:
- double vision
- head turn or tilt
- crowding of print
Dr. Jen Simonson is the clinical director of Boulder Valley Vision Therapy center. She is also a mother of three boys who love bedtime stories. She was inspired to write this story after realizing there were many books about getting glasses, but not about her passion – correcting vision issues through optometric vision therapy.