It is recommended that you schedule an appointment for a Functional Vision Evaluation. There are 3 or more symptoms that could be due to an underlying vision disorder.
While you or your child do not appear to have many of the above signs, if you or your child have attention problems, struggle with reading, an eye turn (Strabismus) or a lazy eye (Amblyopia) we recommend you schedule a Functional Vision Evaluation.
If your child is doing fine, it is recommended that school-age children have a routine eye exam by an optometrist once a year.
Our office evaluates, diagnoses, treats, and manages vision disorders that can impact reading, learning, and other activities required in daily life. For children or adults, the first step is a comprehensive Functional Vision Evaluation.
Depending on the type of problem found sometimes glasses can help. If glasses won't solve the vision problem, Optometric Vision Therapy may be indicated. Vision Therapy is much like “physical therapy”, but rather than treating the muscles of the body, it works on the eye-brain connection. A thorough examination with the doctor will determine the best course of care. If indicated, the doctor will prescribe an individualized treatment program of Optometric Vision Therapy.
To best prepare for you or your child’s Functional Vision Evaluation, check out our What to Expect page.
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We treat patients with underlying functional vision disorders that interfere with activities of daily living such as reading and learning, driving, and sports.
Dr. Sari Schwartz, originally from Westfield, NJ, has worked as a Clinical Attending Optometrist overseeing Optometric Students at the New England College of Optometry (NECO) and in private practices in New Jersey and Massachusetts specializing in Optometric Vision Therapy and Rehabilitation. She has also worked with professional and collegiate athletes and their coaching staff to develop visual strategies to enhance performance.
Dr. Schwartz received a Bachelor of Science degree from Bucknell University, studying Neuroscience and Spanish. She received her Doctor of Optometry from NECO in Boston, where she achieved clinical honors and was awarded for her excellence in vision therapy and pediatrics.
While studying at NECO, Dr. Schwartz was the President of the College of Optometrists in Vision Development (COVD) NECO Chapter, Fundraising Executive for Volunteer Optometric Service to Humanity, and Teaching Assistant for Binocular and Accommodative Anomalies.
Dr. Schwartz continued her education by completing a Residency at Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, TN, specializing in Vision Therapy, Pediatrics, and Rehabilitation. Since finishing her Residency, she has completed her Fellowship in COVD and a Fellowship in the American Academy of Optometry (AAO). Dr. Schwartz has presented her work nationally, is a published author and has continued to develop professionally through continuing education. She is a member of the following organizations: COVD, AAO, Optometric Extension Program Foundation (OEPF), and American Optometric Association (AOA).
All through her educational experiences, Dr. Schwartz has continued to be passionate about helping those in need of access to eye care. She has traveled to the Dominican Republic, Columbia, and rural communities in Mississippi, Arkansas, and Tennessee to provide eye care to underserved communities.
In her free time, Dr. Schwartz enjoys spending time at the lake with her family, traveling with friends, and activities with her therapy dog, Coogee.
Monday: 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday: 2:30 PM - 6:15 PM
Wednesday: 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday: 7:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Friday: 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday & Sunday: Closed
Holiday Hours: Closed Federal Holidays
Please call or leave us a message at (973) 804-6565.
Vision Development Center of NJ
Sari R. Schwartz, OD, FCOVD, FAAO
225 Millburn Avenue, Suite 208 B
Millburn, NJ 07041
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