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Q&A with Dr. Meltzer

Dr. Meltzer Answers Your Eyecare Questions

My child is struggling in school. Should I have his/her eyes examined?


A comprehensive eye examination by an optometrist can often determine if there are visual issues interfering with a childs ability to perform in school. Many visual symptoms, some obvious, others less so, can contribute to a childs poor academic achievement. The most common symptoms to watch out for:

  • Blur at distance or near
  • Skipping or re-reading lines or words
  • Reduced reading comprehension
  • Difficulty shifting focus from near to far or far to near
  • Difficulty copying from the smart board
  • Double vision
  • Closing or covering an eye when working at near
  • Headaches; especially in the forehead, temple, or eyebrow regions
  • Difficulty attending to near work or an avoidance of reading
  • Poor spelling
  • Misaligning numbers in math
  • Unusual head or body posture when working at near

Some of these issues can be alleviated with a good pair of eyeglasses while others may require vision therapy. Vision therapy, like occupational therapy or physical therapy, is a systematic program where the body, in this case the visual system, can be retrained and strengthened to improve its ability to function. All the doctors at Eye Vision Associates are trained in the diagnosis of vision related learning problems. Drs. Meltzer and Tamburro are Eye Vision Associates Board Certified and Residency trained optometrists in visual therapy and rehabilitation. They can help determine if your child´s academic problems are visually related and help develop a program to begin helping your child work at their highest potential! If you have any questions regarding your child (or any young school aged family member) please feel free to contact our two therapy doctors Dr. Meltzer:

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  • Eye Vision Associates
    624 Hawkins Ave, Ste 1
    Lake Ronkonkoma NY 11779
    Phone: (631) 615-7496
    Fax: (631) 588-5185
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    In case of emergency, please phone our office at the number listed above and follow the instructions.

We're conveniently located in Lake Ronkonkoma NY near Holbrook and Lake Grove.

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Gwen Gnadt, O.D., F.A.A.O |  Michael J. McGovern O.D., F.A.A.O |  Bradley R. Meltzer, O.D., F.C.O.V.D. |  Kristin Protosow, O.D., F.A.A.O. |  Kristen Tamburro, O.D., F.A.A.O., F.C.O.V.D. 

624 Hawkins Ave, Ste 1
Lake Ronkonkoma, NY, 11779
Tel: (631) 615-7496 , Fax: (631) 588-5185


In case of emergency, please phone our office at the number listed above and follow the instructions.


Please contact us with any questions you might have.

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Office Hours

Monday 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM     
Tuesday 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM - 700 PM
Thursday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday Closed
Saturday 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Sunday Closed



Monday 12:00 PM - 7:00 PM     
Tuesday 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday 10:00 AM - 700 PM
Thursday 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Friday Closed
Saturday 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Sunday Closed

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Notes: We accept cash, checks and most insurances.

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