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Over the last 30 years Dr. Getzell has worked has had experience working with patients identified with a variety of syndromes including Asperger’s Syndrome.

The following is a list of signs typical of patients with this syndrome that indicate there may be a visual component contributing to their difficulties:

  • Awkwardness and clumsiness

  • Locks into details and unaware of surroundings e.g. people, objects and space.

  • Poor eye contact.

  • Messy, clumsy writing.

  • Difficulty with visualizing e.g. planning, and seeing consequences.

  • Poor at sports, especially team sports.

  • Gets lost in the details and difficulty seeing the big picture.


Children and adults do not need to have all the above symptoms to be identified as having a visual problem. Just a few symptoms can seriously compromise the Asperger’s Syndrome. Often these patients can dramatically be helped with their social interaction, confidence in ability to play sports, and cognitive function through treatment of their vision problem.

The first step to finding out to what degree vision is playing a role in your or your child’s difficulties is to schedule a behavioral vision evaluation to evaluate all of the visual skills necessary for good visual performance. After the evaluation, Dr. Getzell will meet with you to discuss the results and your individualized treatment plan that will be designed to meet your specific needs and goals.

Behavioral Optometry, Ltd.

Jeffrey Getzell, OD, FCOVD, FCSO

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