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Welcome to Family Vision Development Center

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Welcome to our practice.

At The Family Vision Development Center we are dedicated to providing exceptional quality of care for you and your family. We are a full service vision center offering comprehensive vision exams for eyeglasses, contact lenses and management of ocular disease including glaucoma, diabetes, macular degeneration and cataracts.

Our specialty is neuro-optometric rehabilitation and vision therapy services. As you may already be aware, what we do at The Family Vision Development Center is outside the scope of most optometric offices. We are a unique facility whose specialty is the diagnosis and treatment of binocular (two-eyed) vision dysfunctions, learning related vision issues and vision therapy. We understand you have entrusted us with one of your most precious gifts-your vision. We will endeavor to provide you with the most comprehensive neuro-optometric vision evaluation and will utilize individualized treatment programs using the most current and effective equipment and methods.

There are many resources and links on the website to information about the types of binocular vision dysfunctions we treat. Feel free to educate yourselves on these conditions which can affect your clarity and comfort of vision as well as your activities of daily living. We have also included printable pre-exam questionnaires for you to fill out to expedite your visit to our office.

Thanks for visiting our website. I sincerely hope you find it educational and informative. I look forward to "seeing" you soon.

– David F. Martin, OD

Family Vision Development Center News

AURORA, Ohio, Aug. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- When parents have to search for answers to their children's struggles, they want to shout from the rooftops when they find a real solution. They want to help other parents and families so those families don't have to struggle. Mrs. Robin Benoit and her daughter, Jillian, are two such people.

According to Jillian's fourth grade teacher, even though Jillian was very bright, her academic performance was lagging behind. She had poor handwriting, left many of her class assignments unfinished, skipped words when she read out loud, would daydream during silent reading, and was consistently going to the restroom during math.  

Jillian had been diagnosed with amblyopia (also known as lazy eye) but despite following the treatment prescribed by the ophthalmologist she continued to struggle with reading, spelling, and math. Her mom started searching the internet for information regarding vision and learning. Her pediatrician and ophthalmologist were not supportive when Mrs. Benoit thought she found the answer to her daughter's problem. But she followed her heart and continued pushing forward to help Jillian. This push led Mrs. Benoit to optometric vision therapy and a developmental optometrist who was able to help Jillian.

The results from optometric vision therapy changed Jillian's life, making it possible for her to learn and do many things she'd never done before. When they learned how widespread these types of vision problems are, Jillian and her mother decided to share their story by writing a book to help other parents who are struggling with reading and learning issues, Jillian's Story:  How Vision Therapy Changed My Daughter's Life.  

Robin and Jillian Benoit have joined with the College of Optometrists in Vision Development (COVD) in promoting its 16th Annual August is National Children's Vision & Learning Month Campaign to help bring awareness to this vital issue. In addition, the Benoits are helping COVD gather inspirational stories from parents and children across the globe that were helped by optometric vision therapy as part of the "Visions of Hope" video contest.

Optometric Vision Therapy changes thousands of lives every year. It has helped students read and write better, athletes win more games, and people of all ages do much more throughout the day. Many people who experience the life-changing power of vision therapy share their story with friends and relatives. Like the Benoits, they feel so strongly about the benefits of vision therapy that they write emails, letters, and even books about their success. This is how significant improvements in vision can be.

About COVD

The College of Optometrists in Vision Development (COVD) is an international, non-profit optometric membership organization that provides education, evaluation and board certification programs in behavioral and developmental vision care, vision therapy and visual rehabilitation. To launch their 2012 campaign, a series of public service announcements (PSAs) were released to help raise awareness that vision problems can not only interfere with learning, but sports performance, and other activities of daily living. These PSAs also address vision problems that impact individuals who have autism spectrum disorders or those who have suffered a head injury. The organization is comprised of doctors of optometry, vision therapists and other vision specialists. For more information on learning-related vision problems, vision therapy and COVD, please visit or call 888.268.3770.

CONTACT:  Pamela R. Happ, CAE
COVD Executive Director
888.268.3770 tel

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The Family Vision Development Center is proud to announce that you can book appointments on-line!  Our hope is that this will make scheduling a visit at our office very convenient.  Use the button below and you will be re-directed to our on-line booking page.  We look forward to seeing you soon!

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The Family Vision Development Center is also happy to announce the addition of Roberta (Robin) Nielsen to the FVDC family.  Robin comes to use with a special education teaching background and many years of experience working with children with learning disabilities and special needs.  She has worked with children of all ages and we are delighted to have someone with her experience and training as part of our therapy team.  Welcome aboard!

As always, regular comprehensive vision exams are the best way to diagnose and treat any issue that may be affecting your eyes and to maintain their good health. If you have any questions about any of the information on the web site please feel free to contact our office and will be more than happy to answer your questions.

I am very willing to talk to your organization and staff about Developmental Optometry and Vision Therapy. Topics could include: Vision & Learning, Vision & ADD/ADHD, Strabismus & Amblyopia, and Vision Perception.

Dave Martin, OD

Family Vision Development Center, P.C.
444 N. Eola Road #105
Aurora, IL 60502

P: (630) 862-2020
F: (630) 862-2027

Monday:   10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday:   10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday:   10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Thursday:   10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday:   9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday:   9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Sunday:   Closed
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About Dr. David Martin

Dr. Martin is an optometrist who diagnoses and treats vision problems that interfere with reading, learning, and 3D/stereo vision.  He also treats Amblyopia (lazy eye), Strabismus (eyes that turn in or out) and binocular (two eyed) vision disorders that occur after a stroke or traumatic brain injury.

For more information, please contact:

David F. Martin, OD
Family Vision Development Center
444 N. Eola Road #105
Aurora, IL 60502
(630) 862-2020