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More Help Available For
Those With Eye Disorders
I am appreciative of the attention paid
to vision and visual disorders by your
cover story from Aug. 30, 2012 ("Prism
Power"). I applaud Dr. Feinberg and her
colleagues for treating patients with ver-
tical heterophorias (VH). They are on
the leading edge of a small but growing
number of doctors in the country that
treat patients suffering from this condi-
tion. Optometrists, especially ones with
additional training from Optometric
Extension Program (OEP) and the
College of Optometrists in Vision
Development (COVD), treat patients
with VH.
While I was completing my final year
of optometry school, one of my profes-
sors, Dr. Dan Bowersox of Shelbyville,
Ky., taught me very successful tech-

niques and treatment strategies for
people with vertical heterophoria. I
then went on to treat multiple patients
with this condition myself. In addi-
tion, I authored an article detailing
the successful treatment of three of
these patients, and discovered other
scholarly articles on the subject during
my research. One of the sources that I
used for information for my article was
authored by Dr. Feinberg and her col-
leagues. My article will be published in
an upcoming edition of the Journal of
Behavioral Optometry.
Optometrists trained in the areas of
visual rehabilitation, vision therapy and
binocular vision can be found all over
the country. If your readers have the
problems mentioned in the article, I
would urge them to seek out an optom-
etrist trained in the areas of visual reha-

bilitation, vision therapy and binocular
vision. The websites, www.oepf.org and
www.covd.org , both allow people to
search for a doctor that specializes in
vision rehabilitation, vision therapy and
binocular vision disorders, including
vertical heterophoria.
I wish to thank Dr. Feinberg and her
colleagues for conducting their research
into treatments for vertical heteropho-
ria. It is only through that type of addi-
tional research, study and education
that other doctors will learn from these
leaders in the field. I hope that anyone
that has eyestrain, headaches, VH or
another vision related problem can find
an eye care professional that will take
their symptoms seriously and help alle-
viate their symptoms.

Eric D. Weigel, OD

Greensburg, Ind.

The 2012 Young Adult
Friend-Raiser Committee

Marc

On September

27, 200 guests

attended a Young

Corrections:
• In "Campaigning For Harmony"
(Building Community, Oct. 4, page 48),
the firm headed by Derek Dickow and
where Ryan Fishman is a vice president
is called Steward Media.
• In last week's calendar, the Tuesday,
Oct. 16, listing of the showing of the
film Annie Hall should have said the
film was moderated by Joel Marwil, not
Joe Tazelaar.
• In "Winning Essay, Winning Idea"
(Oct. 4, page 22), two students were
misidentified. See photo right.

Adult Friend-Raiser

1110106' ."-,

held at Local

Kitchen and Bar

in Ferndale. The

event, chaired

by Michelle Bass,

Jodi Fox and Katie

Jewish Youth Award winners with donors Dina Brodsky and Esther Katz (left

to right): Anna Rubin, Emily Goodman, Aleza Lichterman, Polina Fradkin,

Jonathan Schiff, Joshua Morof, Molly Rott, Rachel Berlin, Lexie Sittsamer and

Ari Weil.

Katz, served as a

kick-off for JARC's

32nd Annual Fall

Fundraiser and

Eagle Sale Heads
Back To Court
A challenge to the way the
Farmington Public Schools (FPS) sold
the former Eagle Elementary School
to the Islamic Cultural Association
(ICA) has headed back to the courts.
On Oct. 4, attorneys for real estate
agent and Farmington Hills resident
Melvyn Sternfeld filed an appeal of the
Sept. 20 Michigan Court of Appeals
ruling that he did not have standing to
bring a suit against the district because
his claims of harm were "vague and
speculative" because he did not have a
buyer for the property.
Sternfeld's appeal contends this was
because FPS staff told him the build-
ing was not for sale and would be
demolished. It argues that the school
district's "active misrepresentations
benefit them by insulating them from
liability," which is not proper under
the "wrongful-conduct rule" applied
by the Michigan Supreme Court in

other cases.
Hearings on the appeal have not
been scheduled. Opponents of the
sale have asked Michigan Attorney
General Bill Schuette to investigate
the sale, and have challenged the ICA's
building plans before various West
Bloomfield Township Boards. The
school district has denied any wrong-
doing.

—Don Cohen, contributing writer

Google's Museum Lists
Jewish Cultural Topics
(JTA) Google introduced a new online
historical collection of digitized
material, highlighting several Jewish
themes, events and institutional part-
ners in its first wave of exhibits.
At least 13 of the Google Cultural
Institute's inaugural collection of 42
featured exhibits consist of materials
from the Anne Frank House, the Polish
History Museum, the Auschwitz-
Birkenau State Museum, Foundation

France Israel and Yad Vashem.
Highlighted exhibits announced
last week include the testimony of Jan
Karski, the World War II Polish resis-
tance hero who tried to convince Allied
leaders of the horrors of the Holocaust,
as well as the saga of Edek Galinski
and Mala Zimetbaum, the couple who
unsuccessfully attempted to escape
Auschwitz.
Visitors to Google's new online
multimedia museum (www.google.
com/culturalinstitute/) also can see the
last-known photograph taken of Anne
Frank, and browse featured historical
events that include the Nuremberg
Trials, the 1948 Arab-Israel War and
the 1958 bombing of the Hebrew
Benevolent Congregation in Atlanta.
The new resource comes one year
after Google published the Dead Sea
Scrolls online, the result of a part-
nership with the Israel Antiquities
Authority.

Young Adult

Pre-Glow, and was

a fun opportunity

to learn more

about JARC.

32nd Annual
Fall Fundraiser

OCTOBER 23, 2012
FOX THEATRE

BUY TICKETS NOW
wwwja rc.org

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