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Vision Therapy For Adults

Susan R. Barry, Professor of Biological Sciences

Does a TED Talk About Her Experiences With Vision Therapy

Is Vision Therapy Also Helpful For Adults?

The short answer is that vision therapy is as helpful or even more so for adults vs. children.

At Coleman Vision Center our eye doctors have worked with many adults to teach them through vision therapy training how to have their eyes work together effectively. Dr. Coleman said “What we have seen in our patients, and the same is widely reported about in research, is that adults create complex coping mechanisms to overcome their visual issues. While many times that enables them to perform the required tasks, in many situations such as sports activities, those tasks cause them to feel exhausted.”

In our Joplin practice we help adult patients from the four surrounding states to use vision therapy to help them improve their lives.

Research has shown that adults are helped by vision therapy, and because of their engagement and desire to succeed in their treatment, are often successful more quickly than children.

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To Our Patient Family,

Based on federal and state recommendations, many offices have voluntarily moved to a temporary model of care where they are reducing or eliminating routine vision care, particularly for at-risk populations, while still allowing urgent care for their patients.

After careful consideration we have made the decision to follow these recommendations until April 3rd, at which time we will re-evaluate.

So what does that mean?

To minimize the spread of COVID-19 our physical office will be temporarily closed to routine vision appointments.  We will have both Doctors and staff in the office Tuesday – Thursday from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm to answer questions, place contact lens orders and schedule urgent/emergency patients by phone.

We are offering to extend contact lens prescriptions if necessary, to make sure our patients have enough supply until our quarantine lifts.

Both Dr. David and Dr. Jeff are still available for red eyes, sudden vision changes, injuries, and other urgent issues for both new and established patients.  Please feel free to call our office between the hours of 9:00 am and 5:00 pm Tuesday – Thursday.

Our doctors will be providing Tele-health for your convenience and extended care.  We will also be offering extended services for our vision therapy patients.

If you have glasses ordered or glasses that are ready for pick up, we ask that you call ahead and schedule a time to pick those up. Once you have arrived, call the office for check-in, and we will deliver and adjust your glasses at your car.  Contacts and vitamins that are available for pickup will follow same check-in process.

As always, we genuinely care for our patients and want the very best for each of you.  If you need us, or have questions about your specific situations; please feel free to call the office.  This plan of action could change due to federal or state guidelines and recommendations.  Please monitor our Facebook page for updates.

We appreciate your understanding in this matter.


Dr. David Coleman & Dr. Jeff Coleman