Vision Therapy in the Cedar Valley

What is Vision Therapy?

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.

Vision Therapy Graduate Spotlight: Marta

Dr kearns with marta, a recent vision therapy graduate. Marta is holding up an excellence certificate and dr kearns is sitting next to her smiling.

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

Benefits of Vision Therapy

  • Grades

    Improvement in grades with an emphasis in reading comprehension

  • Behavior

    Less frustrations, improved aptitude and attitude, more enjoyment with school work

  • Confidence

    Improved physical abilities, higher self-esteem, improved social skills

Is Vision Therapy Right For Me?

  • Learning Related Vision Problems

    Frequent loss of place when reading, eyes tire quickly when reading, headaches, dyslexia, ADD/ADHD, poor reading comprehension

  • Traumatic Brain Injury Related Eye Problems

    Double vision, memory loss, peripheral vision loss, headaches, attention or concentration difficulties, poor balance

  • Autism & Special Needs

    Poor eye contacts, poor hand-eye coordination, strabismus, poor concentration

How It Works