As a full-service optometric center, Somers Vision Clinic offers a wide range of services for your eye care needs:Comprehensive eye exams for children and adults.
Urgent eye care for ocular emergencies.
Advanced technologies to diagnose and treat eye diseases, such as glaucoma,
macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy.
Eyeglass prescriptions with specific lens requirements, including occupational lenses.
Contact lens evaluation, using a variety of brands and materials.
Visual skills and perceptual evaluation for special vision needs.
Visual therapy programs, both in office and online.
Eyesight & Surgery Associates in East Longmeadow is an alternative site for patients who have EyeMed or Massachusetts Medicaid insurance plans, along with other major medical plans.
Call 860-763-ISEE (4733) for an appointment with Dr. Squillace at the East Longmeadow location.
Visual therapy can help adults and children with visual skills deficiencies to develop, improve and enhance their visual performance. It is sometimes used in conjunction with appropriate, judiciously selected lenses to achieve the following goals:
Prevent vision and eye problems from developing.
Develop the visual skills necessary to perform more effectively at school, work or play.
Enhance functioning on tasks that demand sustained visual effort.
Remediate or compensate for vision and eye problems that have already developed.
The ability to identify, interpret and understand what we see is learned and developed, beginning at birth.
This is a step-by-step process, with one visual skill being the foundation for learning the next skill.
Many people, however, miss or do not complete a step, which can make school, work or other visually
demanding activities extremely difficult and stressful.
Visual skills deficiencies may also cause reduced performance, headaches, fatigue and other problems.
Visual therapy must be preceded by careful screening. Dr. Squillace requires a recent eye exam report
prior to scheduling visual therapy evaluation in order to determine if supplementary tests are needed.
If testing indicates that an individual does have visual skills deficiencies, he designs a custom program
of targeted visual exercises. Compliance is very important. "Learning visual skills is like
learning a musical instrument, said Dr. Squillace. "Daily practice and concentration on the skill
being trained are critical to the likelihood of success."
Visual skills evaluation is offered in our Somers and East Longmeadow locations.
Visual therapy is available only in our Somers office.