We have great news. We are pleased to announce that Bright Eyes is now an approved provider for the Florida Personal Learning Scholarship Accounts (PLSA).
The PLSA is a newly created program administered by state-approved nonprofit Scholarship Funding Organizations that is designed to provide the option for a parent to better meet the individual educational needs of his or her eligible child.
We are optometrists that have specialized training in working with children with vision problems that make learning more challenging. We provide eye exams, specialized glasses for children, and specific types of therapy for these kinds of problems. I have patients as well as friends who are optometrists and occupations therapists who have encouraged me to become PLSA.
To be eligible to receive a scholarship a student must meet the following eligibility criteria:
- Is a resident of Florida.
- Is or will be 3 or 4 years old on or before September 1 of the year in which the student applies for program participation, or is eligible to enroll in kindergarten through grade 12 in a public school in this state;
- Is the subject of an IEP written in accordance with rules of the State Board of Education or has received a diagnosis of a disability from a physician who is licensed.
Fortunately, the kind of services that we provide qualify for PLSA. This can include optometric vision therapy for conditions that may affect learning such as convergence insufficiency, eye movement problems and visual focusing problems.
Hello My name is Mary McCliment and I am looking to see if someone could help me. I live in Southgate, Mi.
My daughter Faith is 7 yrs old and she is special needs with a few diagnoses. The dr thinks she may have visual processing disorder in addition to what we already found. She does wear glasses. I need to get her tested tho and possibly treated for the visual processing disorder. She is struggling in school. She told me the words move. When I recieved her progress report her spelling is at 53% and a level 2 book should be at 4-6.
I am a single mom on disability and dad was never in the picture, by his choice. I work part time to help ends meet.
Is there any possible way you could point me in the right direction on who to contact and ask for financial help ??? Know any scholarship funds for the appts or the therapy.
I did contact the Lions club locally to me and waiting to hear back.
Thank you very much,
Mary M. McCliment
Vision Therapy can sometimes be expensive, because the treatment is very time consuming. But it can make a huge difference in our children’s lives! Local organizations can sometimes help with funding, but one organization you may try is called the Firsthand Foundation. We did have one Vision Therapy patient at our office who got full funding through Firsthand. Good luck and we hope you can find a way to help your daughter! – Cristina Bonilla-Warford, Office Manager