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Jill Schultz, O.D., FAAO, FCOVD Bright Eyes Vision Clinic
Adult and Pediatric Vision Care
Fellow, American Academy of Optometry (FAAO)
Board Certified in Vision Therapy and Visual Development (FCOVD)

Minnetonka, MN Otsego, MN
(763) 241-1090

About Dr. Schultz
Dr. Schultz is a Minnesota native. After her undergraduate studies at the University of Minnesota-Duluth, she obtained a Doctorate of Optometry degree with honors from Pacific University College of Optometry. During her training, she developed a greater interest in children’s vision and strabismus, which led her to pursue a residency fellowship in Pediatric Optometry and Vision Therapy from the Southern California College of Optometry. Her interests and experience include: pediatric eye care, binocular vision, pediatric and adult strabismus, pediatric contact lens fitting, neurorehabilative optometry and evaluation of those with special needs. Dr. Schultz serves as chair of the MOA Children's Vision Committee, is a Clinical Director of the Special Olympics Opening Eyes Program and member of the College of Optometrists in Vision Development. She is also a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry. Dr. Schultz enjoys volunteering her skills to the community, church, Special Olympics Opening Eyes Program and third world eye care missions, which include Mexico, Costa Rica, Chile and El Salvador.

Our Philosophy
Dr. Jill Schultz provides vision care to children and adults. She is not only concerned with just what you see (i.e. 20/20), but how you see, and how efficiently you use your eyes. In fact, most people with visual efficiency problems have 20/20 eye sight! We treat the whole person, looking at how the visual system functions and emphasize prevention, education, and remediation. We have a multidisciplinary philosophy and welcome collaboration with educators and other health professionals (school nurses, occupational, physical and speech/language therapists, physicians, pediatricians, etc.) in order to provide the best care your family deserves.

The first step is a visual evaluation. During this thorough evaluation Dr. Schultz will listen to your concerns and determine if deficient visual skills may be hindering learning, development, efficiency, the ability to concentrate or athletic ability, etc. In other words- are your eyes helping you to learn? From there additional testing may be recommended if necessary. Dr. Schultz is a provider for most medical insurance plans through her offices at Consultative Eye Care and Bright Eyes Vision Clinic. Most medical insurance plans cover this evaluation. Of course, please contact your insurance company regarding your specific plan coverage. We will be happy to assist you in the insurance process.

Dr. Schultz provides treatment for visual efficiency and processing problems. Treatment tools include careful observation, prescription glasses, patching or vision therapy, in conjunction with recommendations for additional testing or treatment by educators or other health care professionals. Some visual conditions are best treated with a program of vision therapy. When appropriate, Dr. Schultz custom designs a vision therapy program for each individual with their specific condition, age and capabilities in mind. No two people get the same therapy plan. This allows vision therapy patients to improve quickly on their problems areas and graduate as soon as possible, while still accomplishing their goals. After therapy, the newly improved visual skills can be put to use in real-life activities and time can then be focused on development of other skills (i.e. reading instruction, tutoring, athletics). The vast majority of treatment plans consist of 24-36 weekly one-on-one office sessions under the supervision of Dr. Schultz.

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