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Whether you wear daily, weekly or monthly disposables, or conventional (vial) lenses, check out our selection of lenses that fit your needs. Read more about contact lenses.

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For over thirty years EYEcenter Optometric has specialized in vision therapy for children and adults. Nip learning problems in the bud. Read more about Vision Therapy.

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Comprehensive Exams

A thorough ocular health examination will be done using the latest instruments to evaluate all aspects of vision health. Read more about our eye exams.

Q&A with Dr. Fuerst

Dr. Fuerst Answers Your Eyecare Questions

What is vision therapy?

Dr. Fuerst: In a nutshell, vision therapy is focusing on the visual skills that are absolutely crucial for learning. This is not measured by how well you see at 20 feet (20/20).

Studies indicate that between 15-18% of kids have a visual processing difficulty which adversely affects their ability to read and learn in school. We look at different processing disorders. First we look at focusing, which should be automatic and easy, but for many kids is not. They will complain of blurred vision, and difficulty maintaining concentration and keeping things in focus after even just 5 and 10 minutes of reading.

In addition to that, binocular vision disorders are treated with vision therapy. Binocular vision is where you have to converge the two eyes together during reading. The eyes need to work together as a team, and there are a number of kids who have a lot of difficulty with this. For example, a child may look at something that is 12 inches away, but their eyes begin to wander out to 14 or 15 inches, and then back into 12 inches. This creates a tremendous amount of stress on the visual system.

These same six muscles in the eye that are involved in binocular vision are the same muscles used for tracking. As a result, one of the most common things that we see is children that have issues with skipping words, skipping lines, losing their place, missing the prefix, and missing the endings of words. Next we look at visual perception to find out how are you processing the information.

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EYEcenter Optometric

Celebrating over 57 years
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Sacramento Valley

Great Eyewear and Eye Care

With offices in Citrus Heights, Gold River, Rocklin, and Folsom, EYEcenter Optometric serves Sacramento Valley and the Sierra Nevada foothills – schedule an appointment today.

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Citrus Heights

5959 Greenback Lane, #120 & 130
Citrus Heights, CA 95621
Phone: 916-726-1818

Hours

Monday: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Tuesday: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Wednesday: 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
Thursday: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Friday: 7:00 am – 4:00 pm
(seeing patients 7 am – 3 pm)
Saturday: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Sunday: Closed

Gold River

2200 Sunrise Blvd #120
Gold River, CA 95670
Phone: 916-852-1600

Hours

Monday: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Tuesday: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Wednesday: 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
Thursday: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Friday: 7:00 am – 4:00 pm
(seeing patients 7 am – 3 pm)
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

Rocklin

6809 Five Star Blvd #100A
Rocklin, CA 95677
Phone: 916-624-2020

Hours

Monday: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Tuesday: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Wednesday: 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
Thursday: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Friday: 7:00 am – 4:00 pm
(seeing patients 7 am – 3 pm)
Saturday: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Sunday: Closed

Folsom

421 Blue Ravine Rd Suite #300
Folsom, CA 95621
Phone: 916-983-1066

Hours

Monday: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Tuesday: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Wednesday: 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
Thursday: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Friday: 7:00 am – 4:00 pm
(seeing patients 7 am – 3 pm)
Saturday: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Sunday: Closed