The Insight Vision Center Sponsorship Program provides patients with comprehensive vision examinations and vision therapy through interaction with the schools and community. Our goal is to help students develop the necessary visual abilities for learning, “Giving Opportunity for Life-Changing Vision Therapy.”
Opening the Insight Vision Center had been a personal quest for Don & Ann Walker, John Walker, and Dr. Robert Sanet. All four people were touched by vision training and learning related vision problems in different ways. Dr.Sanet was a recipient of vision therapy and then went on to become a Behavioral Optometrist with a goal of “helping a million people.” John Walker was one of the “million people” who was helped by Dr. Sanet.John moved on to graduate from college using the words he once fought to read. Don & Ann Walker supported their son, John, through the difficulties of a learning disability and discovered how to guide him through his vision therapy program.As a Kindergarten teacher for 42 years, Ann worked with many children helping them to overcome their learning disabilities.
The Walker family founded the Insight Vision Center in July 2000 as the first nonprofit Vision Center on the West Coast. The Center sponsors high-risk educationally and financially disadvantaged students with vision related learning problems. Due to the high cost of vision care, these students would not otherwise be able to afford detection and remediation services.
It is tragic that millions of students are going without treatment for theirvision problems due to economic hardship. Research shows that children who cannot overcome their learning difficulties are far more likely to under perform in school, develop low self-esteem, and engage in negative behaviors, all of which can produce devastating consequences to society.
The Insight Vision Center believes that by offering the opportunity for vision therapy to as many people as possible, our society will be the better for it. While we help more citizens reach their full potential, we are improving overall education in the community at large.