Brooklyn Vision Therapy

Help fund one of Brooklyn's only vision therapy clinics! Dedicated to improving visual function in kids, adults and after brain injury.

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Project Ends on April 15, 2020

Project Description

My mission is to bring high quality developmental optometry, vision therapy, and neuro-optometric rehabilitation services to the greater Brooklyn community. 

 

www.brooklynvisiontherapy.com

 

Did you know that 1 in 4 children have a learning-related vision problem preventing them from using their eyes and visual system comfortably and efficiently? Unfortunately, problems with tracking, eye alignment, and focusing are not always detected, even during a standard eye exam! Symptoms overlap with those of ADHD, dyslexia, and other learning disabilities, and can make it difficult for kids (and adults!) to reach their full potential. 

 

In this digital age, even subtle problems can lead to eye strain, headaches, and lost productivity over time.

 

These functional visual problems occur much more commonly and severely after concussion, stroke or neurological disease. Brooklyn Vision Therapy is the only practice offering neuro-optometric rehabilitation therapy in a borough with more than 2 million residents.

 

BVT is also the first practice in NYC prescribing  virtual-reality based vision therapy for home to make therapy more accessible and engaging!

 

The specialized equipment needed for this therapy is expensive (think VR headsets, 3D televisions, etc); This is a big reason why more VT practices don't exist in NYC, despite huge unmet need. Your help will allow me to provide the highest standard of care.  With enough funding, I also hope to offer sliding scale pricing, as vision therapy is rarely covered by medical insurance.

 

Thank you for your support!

 

Updates

The Project FAQs

  • When is Brooklyn Vision Therapy opening?
    • We will be open for business on Feb 1st!
  • Does the practice offer regular eye exams?
    • Not yet! Comprehensive eye exams require different specialized equipment to assess the health of the eyes. Dr. Bakhru will be offering refractions (a detailed check of the glasses prescription) for now and hopes to be offering primary eye care within a few months.

 

 

Mary (Tellers) Strawser
02/06/2020
Monetary Contribution
$20
02/04/2020
Monetary Contribution
$150
Ryan & Lawrence
02/02/2020
Monetary Contribution
$100
Johnny Stoneburner
02/01/2020
Monetary Contribution
$500
Luciana
01/31/2020
Monetary Contribution
$50
BT
01/29/2020
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$100
Rita M
01/26/2020
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$25
Justine Bailey
01/24/2020
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$100
Kenneth nguyen
01/23/2020
Monetary Contribution
$100
Rachel & Andrew
01/21/2020
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$226
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Just Because I Care

28 Supporters
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$425
Five 30 min VT sessions ($100 savings)

Five 30 minute one-on-one sessions with Dr. Bakhru. 30 minute sessions are priced at $125, so this is a $100 savings!

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$750
Five 45 min VT Sessions ($125 savings)

Five one-to-one 45 minute vision therapy or neuro-optometric rehabilitation therapy with Dr.Bakhru. 45 minute sessions are $175.00 ($875 for five) so this is a $125 savings!

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$250
Vision Skills Evaluation ($50 savings)

A 60 minute comprehensive assessment of eye teaming, focusing, tracking as well as a detailed refractive analysis (finding the best prescription for your case, including the need for special lenses, tints, prisms, etc). The evaluation helps determine if vision therapy could benefit you/your child. A written report and a detailed invoice for out-of-network reimbursement can be provided upon request.

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Monetary Contribution

Just Because I Care

28 Supporters
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$425
Five 30 min VT sessions ($100 savings)

Five 30 minute one-on-one sessions with Dr. Bakhru. 30 minute sessions are priced at $125, so this is a $100 savings!

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$750
Five 45 min VT Sessions ($125 savings)

Five one-to-one 45 minute vision therapy or neuro-optometric rehabilitation therapy with Dr.Bakhru. 45 minute sessions are $175.00 ($875 for five) so this is a $125 savings!

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$250
Vision Skills Evaluation ($50 savings)

A 60 minute comprehensive assessment of eye teaming, focusing, tracking as well as a detailed refractive analysis (finding the best prescription for your case, including the need for special lenses, tints, prisms, etc). The evaluation helps determine if vision therapy could benefit you/your child. A written report and a detailed invoice for out-of-network reimbursement can be provided upon request.

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