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Wichita Vision Development Center

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746 North Maize Rd
Wichita, KS 67212
Phone: 316-722-3740
Fax: 316.722.3807

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Vision TherapyMany vision problems do not require surgery for correction. In these situations, vision therapy is typically an option. Vision therapy is a form of physical therapy used on the eyes and brain. It is designed to resolve vision problems that can contribute to learning disabilities. This therapy can also be used an effective treatment for problems like lazy eye, crossed eyes, or double vision.

Common Questions about Vision Therapy

There is more to vision therapy than simply strengthening the eyes. It also enhances the CONNECTIONS between the eyes and the brain. Eyes are the windows of the brain. It directly influences sight based on how it interprets images received. A healthy connection between the eyes and the brain is essential for good eyesight.

Here are answers to frequently asked questions about the nature of vision therapy:

How does vision therapy work?

It's a lot like physical therapy for the vision system.  It is always PRESCRIBED for the individual patient. 

What is the purpose of the vision exercises?

VT will help patients improve basic visual skills that connect the eyes with the brain.  

Do these exercises simply strengthen eye muscles?

No.  Vision therapy changes the brain and its learning to do the job right.

What is the first step in a vision therapy program?

A comprehensive vision exam is necessary before starting therapy.  If the problem is related to learning, the 3 PILLARS of VISION will be assessed.  If the problem is about crossed or lazy eyes, the causes and associated conditions will be checked  

What's the science behind vision therapy?  It is extensive and has been going on for decades.  See the Bibliography on this site for citations.

Who typically needs vision therapy?

It can be a useful tool for helping children and adults alike. Children with learning or reading problems can benefit from the vision boost these exercises provide. Glasses may help and are used frequently in addition to vision therapy.  

Testimonial

From a sixth-grade boy who likes school now:


Since I started vision therapy my grades have gone from D's, up to B's and C's. I read better now and I even kind of like school. My mom says that I have a better attitude. Thanks for helping me see better.

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746 North Maize Rd
Wichita, KS 67212
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DayMorningAfternoon
Monday8-1pm2-5:15pm
Tuesday10 am6:30pm
Wednesday8-1pm2-5:15pm
Thursday10 am6:30pm
FridayClosedClosed
SaturdayClosedClosed
SundayClosedClosed
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