Vision Therapy for Autism, ADHD, SPD and Learning Disabilities


We interviewed Lynn Hellerstein, a developmental and behavioral optometrist, about vision therapy for autism, ADHD, SPD and learning disabilities. It can also potentially be helpful for children with Lyme disease, PANS/PANDAS, apraxia/dyspraxia, neurological symptoms, behavioral disorders and developmental delays.

Did you know that vision problems are a CAUSE of many autism symptoms, such as stimming and sideways glancing that vision therapy can correct?

Vision is NOT the same as eyesight; it is how the brain processes incoming stimulus through the eyes. Listen in to find out why having your child examined by a developmental optometrist – which is NOT the same as an ophthalmologist or even a typical optometrist – is so important.

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About Lynn F. Hellerstein OD FCOVD FAAO

Dr. Hellerstein is a a developmental and behavioral optometrist who has inspired thousands of people to improve their vision and enhance their lives.  She is known as a pioneer in vision therapy and has created “brain-based” visual strategies to help children and adults increase school and work success, improve sports performance and confidence.

For more than 35 years in private optometric practice, Dr. Hellerstein has treated children and adults with learning and reading problems, visual processing deficits or brain injuries. She is the author of See It, Say It, Do It; Organize It; 50 Tips to Improve Your Sports Performance and Expand Your Vision Beyond Sight.

You can find out more about her and her practice at her website


This webinar is not a substitute for medical advice, treatment, diagnosis, or consultation with a medical professional. It is intended for general informational purposes only and should not be relied on to make determinations related to treatment of a medical condition. Epidemic Answers has not verified and does not guaranty the accuracy of the information provided in this webinar.

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Sources & References

Egset, K., et al. Magno App: Exploring Visual Processing in Adults with High and Low Reading Competence. Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research. 07 Jan 2020.


College of Optometrists in Vision Development (COVD)

Hellerstein, Lynn. 50 Tips to Improve Your Sports Performance. HiClear Publishing LLC, 2013.

Hellerstein, Lynn. Expand Your Vision Beyond Sight.HiClear Publishing LLC, 2012.

Hellerstein, Lynn. Organize It. HiClear Publishing LLC, 2010.

Hellerstein, Lynn. See It, Say It, Do It. HiClear Publishing LLC, 2012.

Lemer, Patricia S. Envisioning a Bright Future: Interventions That Work for Children and Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Optometric Extension Program Foundation, 2008.

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