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  • Doctor’s Name:Laura Vasilakos
  • Doctor’s email:drv@familyeyecaresolutions.com
  • About the Doctor:Dr. Laura Vasilakos, or "Dr. Laura" as many call her, is a friendly, compassionate listener attentive to your vision care needs. She enjoys examining infants and children with a fun, creative style. Dr. Laura understands that there is more to vision than just seeing 20/20. As a former teacher, she is very passionate about working with children and adults who have vision problems that interfere with their ability to read, learn, and comprehend. After receiving her doctorate in optometry from New England College of Optometry in 2005, Dr. Laura pursued an additional 200 hours of post graduate education in binocular vision, vision development and vision therapy. As a Fellow in the College of Optometrists in Vision Development (COVD), Dr. Laura is board certified in vision development, behavioral and developmental vision care, optometric vision therapy and vision rehabilitation. She also provides functional and preventative vision care services to her patients. Dr. Vasilakos lives in Hingham with her husband, two daughters and her ‘third’ daughter, a Shetland Sheep dog. In addition, she volunteers as a Girl Scout troop leader, sings in local choirs and stays active by jogging, hiking, swimming and practicing yoga.
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    The ability to see clearly (20/20) is just one part of being able to read & learn easily.

    During the early years of childhood, the brain develops more than 15 visual skills that allow normal functioning, reading & learning. When a child does not have one or more of these skills, he or she will often also have reading and/or attention difficulties.

    As a specialist in vision development, Dr. Vasilakos works with children & adults to develop these essential visual skills. Vision problems, such as these, can be mistaken & misdiagnosed as an attention problem or a learning disability because they cause similar symptoms.

    Dr. Laura, as her patients call her, dedicates herself to services for children including developmental vision evaluations, non-surgical treatment for eye turns (strabismus), minimal to no patching for lazy eye (amblyopia) and myopia (nearsightedness) control treatment options. 

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