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March is Brain Injury Awareness Month 2021

2021-03-31T05:11:48+00:00March 31st, 2021|Concussion/TBI, Featured, Vision Therapy|

WHAT IS BRAIN INJURY Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) is the summary term for a traumatic event (such as a concussion) or medical condition (such as stroke) resulting in damage to the brain. An ABI often impacts daily function. What can cause a brain injury? Traumatic Brain Injury (or TBI) examples include: concussion from a motor vehicle accident, fall, sports/recreational impact with another play or object Neurological disease examples include: multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy Other medical conditions examples include: stroke, [...]

Amazing Progress Through Vision Therapy with Photolight Therapy Following Brain Injury

2021-03-17T18:54:28+00:00March 17th, 2021|Featured, TBI/Concussion Success Stories, Vision Therapy Success Stories|

When I first arranged an appointment at Hellerstein & Brenner, it was already 5 months after my brain injury occurred. In January, a ski lift chair had hit me from behind and knocked me down backwards. My head hurt, but I wore a helmet and the pain diminished. I was able to ski the rest of the day. A month later, I had a terrible headache that lasted for three days. When I went to the ER, the doctors discovered [...]

Dr. Grell’s Halo Laser Treatment Experience

2021-03-17T19:01:21+00:00January 21st, 2021|Hellerstein & Brenner|

WELCOME TO MY EXPERIENCE WITH HALO LASER TREATMENT TO MY FACE & NECK! First, the reason why I chose to have the Halo Laser treatment @paoculoplastics: After discussing my aging skin concerns with one of my trusted oculoplastic surgeons, Dr. Chris Thiagarajah @denvereyeliddoc, he highly recommended the Halo Hybrid Fractional Laser treatment @halobysciton. The Halo is a complete skin revitalization treatment! You see overall improvements in your skin including a reduction of fine lines, reduced pore size, reduction of [...]

Get to Know the H&B Staff this Holiday Season

2021-03-14T00:42:07+00:00December 25th, 2020|Hellerstein & Brenner, Vision and Learning|

Happy Holidays from Our Hellerstein & Brenner Family to Yours! Like so many of the events in 2020, our Hellerstein & Brenner Vision Center Holiday Party looked a whole lot different. Despite the different appearance, we still found a way to bond and enjoy each other's company. At our Zoom Holiday Party we played "Guess the Baby Picture Game" and the cuteness that came along with it was too adorable not to share! Here's your chance to learn a [...]

Vision Learning Games & Toys for Holiday Gifts!

2021-01-21T03:15:34+00:00December 15th, 2020|Vision and Learning, Vision Therapy|

The holidays are just around the corner! And with the holidays comes gifting and giving...below you will find a list of educational toys and activities for kids of various ages and abilities to help develop visual processing and visual motor skills! Give the gift of visually learning and enhancement! Play is important in enhance children's development. And learning can be and is FUN!  BUILDING GAMES AND TOYS: Eye-hand coordination, visual-spatial organization, and visualization Mega Bloks (Age 1+) K’NEX (Age [...]

August is Vision & Learning Month! Back to School Prep!

2021-01-21T03:19:32+00:00August 20th, 2020|Vision and Learning|

Is your child’s visual system ready to take on this new and unique academic year? The new year is kicking off with a baseline of caution, anxiety, and an ever-changing game plan during this global pandemic… But we can help prepare your student as Hellerstein & Brenner Vision Center doctors are recommending the all students (K through college) get a comprehensive eye examination to address any vision issues that could make learning more difficult this year. This is a [...]

The Do’s & Don’ts of Cleaning Your Contact Lenses & Cases

2020-12-29T05:11:47+00:00June 4th, 2020|Contact Lenses|

These recommendations are made by the American Academy of Optometry (AAO), American Optometric Association (AOA), British Contact Lenses Association (BCLA), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Centre for Ocular Research & Education (CORE), Contact Lens Institute (CLI), Gas Permeable Lens Institute (GPLI) and many more. As determined by these organizations, there currently is no scientific evidence that supports contact lens wearers are at an increased risk of contracting COVID-19 compared to glasses wearers. THE DO’S DO: WASH YOUR HANDS [...]

Say Good-Bye to Fogging While Wearing Your Mask & Glasses!

2021-03-13T23:55:37+00:00June 4th, 2020|COVID, Featured - Small, Glasses|

Here are some tips to reduce or prevent fogging of your glasses while wearing a mask: IMPROVE THE FIT OF YOUR MASK By adjusting how snug the mask is against your nose and cheeks, you can prevent air from escaping through the top of your mask. Try adjusting the ear loops or adjusting the ties to tighten the mask. Consider decreasing the size of your mask if possible. MOLD YOUR MASK TO YOUR NOSE Adjust the bendable metal strips to [...]

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