I have been working with Rob, one of the Occupational Therapists at The Vision Development Team, since November 2020, following an injury that I sustained. The visits are conducted through tele-health because I live over an hour away from North Royalton, but you would never guess it by the way that Rob conducts them. His energy and pure joy is so infectious that he makes it feel as if he is right in the room with you! I love signing on each session because I know that I am going to be greeted with a huge, warm smile and so much enthusiasm that even if I am not feeling good, it will give me that extra push that I need to complete my therapy. Part of my therapy includes using an app called "Binovi". If I have a question regarding one of the exercises, I leave a message in the app and Rob always responds within 24 hours. Sometimes I will write what I did just so he knows what I've completed and he always writes the BEST, most encouraging responses. While doing my exercises, Rob will find a way to make it seem like a game rather than therapy. I find myself laughing and enjoying therapy, which is important, especially because recovering from a brain injury can be frustrating and disheartening. It's easy to get negative and down on yourself. Rob makes sure that I don't. He encourages me every step of the way, while still challenging me. He makes me feel like I can do anything with his praise and encouragement! I know that I would not have stuck with this program and been committed to doing it every single day for the last 5 months if it weren't for Rob.
- Jennifer P.
I began working with The Vision Development Team in September of 2020 after an injury at work left me with, what doctors said was post-concussion syndrome. However, after almost a year of suffering with various symptoms that were only getting worse and watching my quality of life deteriorate, I found Dr. Andrich online when I was researching about vision therapy. Dr. Andrich took his time to get to know me, learn about my injury, and listen to the symptoms that I was still experiencing. He conducting numerous tests that not only related to the physical structure of the eye itself, but also my balance, depth perception, and acuity. After he completed all of the tests, he then sat down with my husband and myself and went over all of the results. He thoroughly explained the how the injury had caused some areas to become weakened and this was the reason for the symptoms I was experiencing. I was so relieved to hear that it wasn't all in my head and that I would have a treatment plan to finally start getting some relief for the symptoms that I had been experiencing! Dr. Andrich has been amazing to work with through all of the headaches of Workman's Compensation paperwork as well. I am so blessed to have met and worked with Dr. Andrich. I would recommend him to anyone who is experiencing symptoms.
- J P.
Dr. Andrich is knowledgeable and compassionate. When other eye doctors told me I had little to no hope, he went the extra mile. Words can’t describe how grateful I am. My sincere thanks, and highest recommendation to Dr. Andrich and staff!!
- Martina F.
I am so thankful to The Vision Development team. I have seen so much progress with my daughter. Even her teachers have noticed a major improvement in her schoolwork. She has been working on retained primitive reflexes. Her therapist has been amazing. My son also completed 10 weeks of vision therapy. He came home from baseball practice the other night and said he felt like the therapy really helped his eye hand coordination. I am very grateful to the Vision Development Team they have helped our family tremendously.
- Jessia F.
I can not tell you how amazing Kris is!! Dr. Andrich put us together for 2 (10) week sessions. When I walked in the door the first time. I had been suffering from a brain injury caused by a car accident in 2016. I had been to numerous doctors and specialists for over 4 years. I was bounced around like a basketball with only temporary relief. I bought special mirrors, glasses, I couldn't ride in elevators, boats, planes, i couldn't play softball or volleyball. I couldn't be a Mom, Wife or Friend certain days because I was dizzy, vomiting, headaches, etc.. It was terrible. Gene, from Pinnacle Health Concepts in Boardman ( my vestibular therapist) suggested I give neuro-optometry therapy with Dr. Andrich a try. Boy, was she on to something! Between both vestibular and neuro-optometry therapy I now have a toolbox full of tools to maintain my lifestyle not the brain injury's idea of living. I can not express in words how grateful I am for the treatment I received here. I HAVE MY LIFE BACK! I would recommend The Vision Development Team for anybody seeking relief in these areas. Thanks a million Kris and Dr. Andrich!!! You are truly my lifesavers.
- Stephanie B.
Improved Vision and Cognitive Deficiencies From Brain Injury Dr. Andrich, along with therapist Rob and The Vision Development Team, have changed my life since my multiple car accidents that resulted in my concussions, brain injury and vision and cognitive issues. Dr. Andrich and Rob are very personable and truly good people, and they always take the time to understand the symptoms I am experiencing, so they can do their job of trying to help me fix my issues. They are VERY good at identifying my specific vision issues and matching these failings with very specific exercises designed for improvement. As my needs evolve, so do the exercises they present. They routinely surprise me with how the exercises they introduce to me are EXACTLY what I need to practice. I am routinely shocked at how a new exercise resembles a specific problem I experience in my daily life, with the exercises designed to retrain my brain and how my brain responds to different tasks with which I am having issues. I have been coming to Dr. Andrich and Rob for at least two years, and we are continuing to work on my injuries. I was unable to drive, walk into a store, go into a room with a crowd of people, and even move my head or eyes without my vision failing me and losing my balance and my sanity, among other symptoms. I am now not only able to drive with lessened symptoms so I am safe on the road, but I am able to accomplish other normal tasks with lessened symptoms, and I can credit my willingness to work on these issues at home regularly under the routine in-office guidance of Dr. Andrich and Rob with their ability to match my needs with exercises that can help. Don’t give up on your journey to improve your vision. Give these guys a shot!
- Darrel R.
The Vision Development team is great. The staff is very knowledgeable! I have multiple issues causing vision problems and they made what seemed impossible, possible. Thumbs up to Rob and the whole staff!
- Mark S.