I remember when my kids were young.
Like most parents, I started out with high hopes for my children.
I believed they could be and do whatever they set their minds to.
A few weeks after school started, the homework challenges they faced began to chip away at their self-esteem.
Our peaceful family times turned into arguments, tears and frustration every night, just trying to get their homework assignments completed.
My guilt for not being able to help them increased when they returned with red marks all over their papers and a look of sadness in their eyes.
I believe that school requirements should not rob you of quality family time, or damage your child’s self-esteem.
I mean, homework should not take up all your evenings and weekends.
Shouldn’t you have free time to enjoy being a family?
Being a parent of three, I was frustrated when all our time was spent doing homework. Sure, if they worked hard enough they could get that coveted ‘A”, but it was not worth it when we had no time for fun.
I decided to dedicate my life to helping struggling students see their potential by teaching them powerful vision skills that made learning fun and easy. I created Visual Secrets for School Success to help my own kids, and the thousands of struggling students I examined every day in my optometric office.
My Vision is to help 2 million struggling students SEE their potential by showing their parents how to use the power of VISION to make learning fun and easy by December 31, 2030.
Together, we can have BETTER VISION, a BETTER LIFE and a BETTER World !
Brenda Montecalvo, OD, FCOVD, FAAO, FCSO
Brenda Montecalvo, OD, FCOVD, FAAO, FCSO has provided primary care optometry to her patients in a successful cutting edge private practice setting for over 35 years. She is the author of the new book Visual Secrets for School Success. She presents the Cedarville Seminar Series for Optometric Vision Therapy (OVT), and is a passionate, sought-after international speaker in the areas of vision and learning, neuro-optometric rehabilitation (NOR), strabismus, amblyopia, OVT, prescribing of therapeutic performance lenses, preventive eye care, and practice management (PM).
She is co-author of the American Optometric Association (AOA) Brain Injury Electronic Resource Manual and has authored other articles about NOR, OVT and Practice Management.
Dr. Montecalvo is Past-Chair of the AOA Vision Rehabilitation Section (VRS) and a member of the AOA Education Committee. She is Past-President of the Ohio Optometric Association and the Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Association (NORA), Co-Chair of the John Streff Invitational Lens Symposium, and trustee of the Vision Leads Foundation. She has served as a Clinical Associate Professor for Western College of Optometry and The Ohio State University College of Optometry.
Dr. Montecalvo is a Fellow of the College of Optometrists in Vision Development, Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry, Fellow of the College of Syntonic Optometry, and has achieved Skill Level II in NORA. She graduated with distinction from the Pacific University College of Optometry.
Dr. Montecalvo’s interests include spending time with her three adult children, being active in her church, gardening, and operating a horse farm with her husband, Anthony.