Vision Therapy in the Cedar Valley
Vision therapy is a type of physical therapy for the eyes and brain. It is a highly effective treatment for many common visual problems such as lazy eye, crossed eyes, double vision, convergence insufficiency and some reading and learning disabilities. When treating learning disabilities, vision therapy is specifically directed toward resolving visual problems which interfere with reading, learning and educational instruction. Vision therapy is not direct treatment for learning disabilities.
At Advanced Family Eye Care, we have 3 dedicated eye doctors specializing in Cedar Valley vision therapy, servicing Waterloo, Cedar Falls, Independence, and surrounding communities. We dig deep to understand our patients’ needs. If you think vision therapy could be a good route for you or a loved one, click below to start the conversation.
When Marta first came to see us she was having trouble reading, blurry vision and her eyes would get tired and sore when reading. She worked very hard and is graduating 8 weeks early!
Vision therapy is 100% worth every ounce of time and effort you put into it. It’s a commitment but it comes with a great reward at the end!”
Marta, recent vision therapy graduate
The consultation consists of 3 parts:
Comprehensive eye exam testing subjective and objective visual pathways.
In depth testing of visual information processing. Or how well your child collects and interprets what they see.
Review of all testing with the patient and their parents along with the recommendations for treatment.
A vision therapist will use a highly specialized and individual treatment plan using specialized equipment and software. Normally in office therapy occurs once per week. In office therapy is used to see how a patient progresses to evolve the treatment plan. The behavioral optometrist will evaluate the patient every 4-8 weeks.
Home therapy helps supplement in-office therapy. Patients are expected to do 20-30 minutes of at home exercises each day to help shorten the treatment time. However, home therapy is not a substitute for in-office therapy.