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Welcome to Visual Symptoms Treatment Center

Improving Patients’ Vision Through Vision Therapy & Neuro Optometry

As the premier center for treating complex vision problems and for providing vision therapy, we see patients arrive from all over Illinois and far beyond. We are known for our excellence in testing, diagnosing, and treating vision problems especially in our three main focuses below.

VISION THERAPY

Does your child struggle with reading or has a learning problem? Vision therapy helps solve underlying vision problems often obstruct one's ability to succeed in school, work, and sports. We also treat lazy eyes (amblyopia), eye turns (strabismus), children with special needs, and more...

NEURO-OPTOMETRY

If you or someone you know recently suffered from a car accident or head trauma, post-concussion, or neurological issues due to a stroke, visiting a neuro optometrist can restore any lost connection between the brain resolving symptoms like dizziness, migraines, and inability to concentrate,

MYOPIA CONTROL

Has your child become more nearsighted or myopic? Even a change of -0.50 is enough to increase the risk of eye disease later in life, such as macular degeneration, cataracts, and retinal detachment. Our uniquely effective myopia management helps children slow their myopia progression.

Our Highly Trained Eye Care Doctors
in Arlington Heights, Illinois

Dr. Neil Margolis OD, FAAO, FCOVD

Dr. Neil Margolis OD, FAAO, FCOVD

Dr. Neil Margolis is a Neuro Developmental Optometrist in Arlington Heights, Illinois. He has specialized his practice over the last...
Dr. Michael DeStefano

Dr. Michael DeStefano

Dr. Michael DeStefano is the newest developmental optometrist at Visual Symptoms Treatment Center. Dr. DeStefano’s professional interests include helping struggling...
Our 5-Star Reviews—#HappyPatients
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Thankful we went here and Dr. M was absolutely incredible! Such kind staff and nothing was rushed what so ever. thank you so much and 10/10 would recommend anyone post stroke to see dr M!!!!!
2 weeks ago
- Kamila A.

Passionately Improving Patient’s Vision With Hands-On Rehabilitation

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Vision & Learning

Poor visual skills may cause children and adults to struggle with reading, writing, and concentrating throughout the day. When the eyes and brain learn to work together, visual function improves and struggles are alleviated.

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Special Needs

Vision Therapy for children with special needs tend to have higher optical prescriptions and may have reduced visual acuity or clarity even with the best prescription.

girl with lazy eye

Amblyopia and Strabismus

Vision therapy effectively treats amblyopia ("lazy eye") and strabismus ("cross-eyes") by teaching the brain and eyes to work together to correct the eye misalignment and thus achieve clear and comfortable vision.

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Vision Therapy for ADHD

Vision problems in children can produce a similar set of symptoms to those found in ADHD, such as difficulty focusing in school, tendency to fidget or squirm in their seats, and making careless mistakes.

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Sports Vision Therapy

It takes way more than physical strength and speed to be at the top of your game. Whether a child plays soccer, hockey, basketball, football or tennis, he or she needs excellent visual skills to excel in their sport.

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Convergence Insufficieny (CI)

CI has been shown to affect a child’s reading ability, attention, and overall school performance. Vision therapy can treat this condition thus leading to more success in school, work, and in sports.

patient wearing a face shield

Matthew was unable to wear a mask over his face. This seems to be the case for many of our patients with sensory difficulties or patients that have difficulty breathing with the mask.

We are grateful to one of our patient’s mother’s who donated face shields to provide alternative protection. This has proven to more acceptable to many of our patients as was the case with Matthew seen happily wearing his new shield.

Visual Skills and Autism:
Can You Notice What You See?

visual skills assessment video for kids with autism

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