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Christenson Vision Care

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2215 Vine Street Suite E
Hudson, WI 54016
Phone: 715-381-1234
Fax: 715-381-5357

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Monday9am6pm
Tuesday8am5pm
Wednesday9am6pm
Thursday8am5pm
Friday8am5pm
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What is done at the Sensory Motor Evaluation (SME)?

The first step in determining if vision therapy is necessary for you or your child is to complete a Sensory Motor Evaluation with either Dr. Christenson or Dr. Flynn at Christenson Vision Care. Dr. Christenson and Dr. Flynn have had specialized training in pediatric optometry and vision therapy. While part of the evaluation may look like a typical eye exam, our exams go well beyond determining if the vision is 20/20. Other visual skills needed for efficient and comfortable vision, such as eye teaming and eye focusing, are evaluated. These skills can have a significant effect on reading performance. After the evaluation, the doctor may recommend a VPE for further assessment if visual processing problems are suspected.

What is a Visual Processing Evaluation (VPE)?

A VPE is an evaluation that looks at how visual information is being processed. This evaluation takes about an hour to an hour and a half and is usually done in the morning on a separate day than the SME. Areas evaluated include:

  • Letter Reversal Frequency (confusing b,d,p,q)
  • Visual Sequential Memory
  • Eye Tracking (related to skipping and re-reading)
  • Visual Motor Integration (copying/written work)
  • Visual Processing Speed (ability to perform a visual task in an acceptable time frame)
  • Dyslexia Testing

What is discussed at the Consultation?

The consultation is a meeting for adults only. At this meeting the results from the SME and the VPE are discussed. The recommended treatment plan is reviewed and explained. It is also at this meeting that recommendations, insurance and payment options are talked about. This meeting typically takes an hour to an hour and a half.

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Introducing Dr. Lauren Soukup

 

Dr. Lauren Soukup

Dr. Lauren Soukup graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Biology from University of St. Thomas. She earned her Doctorate of Optometry from New England College of Optometry in Boston, Massachusetts. She received honors in her rotations that focused on ocular disease and primary care including: Boston Medical Center (MA), Wenzhou Medical University (China), VA Healthcare-Newington (CT) and Naval Health Clinic Hawaii-Pearl Harbor (HI).

Dr. Soukup has studied extensively on Age-Related Macular Degeneration working alongside some of the forerunner researchers on the topic at the University of Minnesota. She co-authored a published paper on the subject in the hopes to help further understanding of the mechanism of the disease and advance treatment options. She is also a strong advocate of access to medical eye care for underserved communities. She was given an award for her dedication and commitment to the Bostom community where she frequently organized visual screenings at local elementary schools, nursing homes and homeless shelters.

Dr. Soukup is board certified by the American Board of Optometry and is a member of both the MInnesota and Wisconsin Optometric Associations.

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Hudson, WI 54016
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DayOpenClosed
Monday9am6pm
Tuesday8am5pm
Wednesday9am6pm
Thursday8am5pm
Friday8am5pm
SaturdayClosedClosed
SundayClosedClosed


Holiday Hours

We are close at noon on Friday, Dec. 23 and closed on Monday, Dec. 24.

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