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Citrus Heights
916-727-6518

Vision Therapy

With doctor-prescribed, individualized vision exercises and activities, patients graduate from our program with a vast improvement in visual processing which often correlates with a heightened school performance and positive self-esteem.

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Common Symptoms:

  • Smart in everything but school
  • Frequently loses place or skips words when reading
  • Squinting, eye rubbing or excessive blinking
  • Headaches, dizziness or nausea after reading
  • Short attention span
  • Fatigue, frustration or stress doing schoolwork
  • Labeled dyslexic/ADD/behavioral problem
  • Poor reading comprehension or fluency
  • Difficulty copying from the board
  • Double vision/images go “in and out” of focus

Who can benefit from vision therapy?

An effective method of treatment for patients of all ages and for many conditions that affect the visual system, including but not limited to:

  • Oculomotor dysfunction (eye movement disorders)
  • Accommodative disorders (eye focusing disorders)
  • Non-strabismic binocular disorders (eye teaming disorders)
  • Strabismus (crossed eyes)
  • Amblyopia (lazy eye)
  • Visual sequelae of acquired brain injury (stroke or concussion)
  • Visual information processing disorders

These vision problems are treatable!

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Over Fifty Years of Success

The vision therapy department has been an established part of EYEcenter for over fifty years. We receive referrals from many professionals, including optometrists, physicians, psychologists, educators and rehabilitation specialists for the diagnosis and treatment of conditions in the following areas: eye muscle weaknesses including tracking, eye alignment and focusing; visual information processing; and vision-related learning issues.

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Vision & Learning

There is controversy in the exact relationship of vision to learning. For example there is a negative correlation between distance refractive error in reading ability. Myopic or nearsighted children who cannot see clearly at a distance without the glasses are more commonly good readers. Chinese and Jewish children have an exceptionally high incidence of nearsightedness and tend to read a lot. Read More

See our Q&A's on Myopia

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The Process

Approximately 2/3 of our patients are referred to us by teachers, learning disability specialists, and other educators. The other third are patients that come into our practice on their own. We have a standardized questionnaire called CISS (conversion insufficiency signs and symptoms).

All parents of children 18 years of age and younger are given this questionnaire so we can pinpoint those kids who are having problems. A score of 15 or less on that questionnaire is considered normal. 16-20 is considered a child that may have potential learning difficulties and we need to keep an eye out. Read More

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Treatment

The benefits are life-changing. Just a few weeks ago I had a parent come in and say “I am bringing my grandson in to see you for vision therapy. You did such wonderful work with my son 25 years ago and it was a turning point in his life in fourth grade. He was a non-reader and hated reading. Today he is a practicing physician. I want you to check my grandson. I told her that I was so happy I had a positive influence on your son. She responded “No, you don’t understand. That was the tipping point for him. He hating reading and therefore hated school, and was very frustrated. After vision therapy, he started picking up reading, really enjoying it, and ended up going to med school!” Read More

Office Hours & Locations

Vision Therapy Clinic at our Citrus Heights Location!

Citrus Heights

5959 Greenback Lane #120 & 130
Citrus Heights, CA 95621
  • 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • 7:00 am - 4:00 pm (seeing patients 7am-3pm)
  • 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Closed
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We treat children & adults! Schedule an exam today!

Citrus Heights
916-727-6518