Family Eyecare Solutions, an optometry practice in Hingham specializing in vision therapy, myopia control, and post-concussion vision syndrome and led by Development Optometrist Dr. Laura Vasilakos, celebrated five years of optometry care with an Open House.
Vasilakos welcomed state Sen. John Keenan and state Rep. David DeCoste for a tour of her clinic and demonstrations on therapy exercises. The Massachusetts Legislature presented Family Eyecare Solutions with a commendation in recognition of their important work in the community.
Vasilakos founded Family Eyecare Solutions in 2018 after recognizing a real need for these types of vision issues and a lack of providers who provided services that work to deal with these problems.
A former teacher, Vasilakos recognizes how vision problems can affect an individual’s ability to read, learn, and comprehend. While one in four children might suffer from double-vision (despite having 20/20 vision), many end up being misdiagnosed as having ADHD or a similar condition. She also works with children and adults to help provide therapies to avoid strabismus surgery and provide alternatives to patching for “lazy eye.”
Vasilakos is board-certified in vision development, behavioral and developmental vision care, optometric vision therapy, and vision rehabilitation, and specializes in myopia control, orthokeratology, and vision therapy. She earned a Doctor of Optometry degree from New England College of Optometry and a bachelor’s degree in Biology/Biological Sciences and Secondary Education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
“We certainly appreciate Senator Keenan and Representative DeCoste taking time out of their busy schedules to recognize our five years of work in the community and to learn more about our services,” said Vasilakos. “We love to educate people about what we do and how we can assist anyone who is potentially struggling with a vision problem and we are always happy to answer questions. We look forward to serving the community for many more years.”