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Welcome To The Vision Therapy Center In Joplin

School Performance? On-going Vision Issues?

Does your child lack focus, complain about vision problems, are you worried about their performance in school?

Do you suffer from vision or coordination problems that can't be solved with eyeglasses or contact lenses?

If you are looking for non-surgical and effective treatment to correct vision problems and enhance coordination and learning, consider Vision Therapy with your eye doctors here at Coleman Vision in Joplin, Missouri.

Vision Therapy refers to a wide range of progressive vision procedures using cutting-edge tools and methodologies that is based on the idea that vision is a learned skill that can be improved through proper training. Under close supervision with your optometrist, Dr. David Coleman or Dr. Jeff Coleman, you will receive the most up-to-date treatment, with cutting-edge tools and methodologies to treat your condition and improve your vision, learning, and quality of life.

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Our Visual System

Vision is all about the way our brains and eyes interact. Whether it’s reading words on the board, catching a ball, or tying our shoelaces, we depend on our visual system to work properly in order to succeed at any of these tasks.

This is because vision isn’t just what we see, it’s how we interpret and interact with that information. In fact, you can have perfect visual acuity―able to rattle off all the symbols on the reading chart―but still struggle with dyslexia, poor focus, hand-eye coordination, or vision conditions like strabismus, amblyopia, or convergence insufficiency.

Strabismus, Dipolopia, and Amblyopia

These conditions distort the way other people perceive the person who suffers from them. The way our eyes work is a huge part of the non-verbal human interaction and people sadly find that someone with strabismus or amblyopia to be disturbing. It distorts the way people read your attention, focus, and intentions. This causes severe social problems that are devastating to the success and happiness of adults and children alike. These conditions were traditionally treated with surgery or corrective patches which are nearly as socially problematic as the condition itself.

Vision Therapy provides effective treatment for these conditions without resorting to patches. The methods of VT often avoids surgery as well. Learn more about cross eye and lazy eye. 

What Is Vision Therapy?

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safe imageVision Therapy helps patients improve their foundation for reading, learning and playing sports. It’s a series of custom and individualized activities and exercises which function as a form of neuro-optometric rehabilitation.

In other words, Vision Therapy retrains the brain to more effectively interact with the eyes and therefore improve vision functioning. The goal is to enhance eye tracking, focusing and eye teaming abilities as well as eye-hand coordination and visual processing speed.

Our program is not only for children. Vision Therapy is effective for adults, especially if they are motivated to improve their visual abilities. Conveniently located in Joplin, we are able to provide vision therapy for Missouri, Kansas, Arkansas and Oklahoma.

Vision Therapy is all about the neurological understanding of the connection between vision and the brain in order to treat or enhance and/or correct vision difficulties, coordination, and learning. You can think of it as a kind of physical therapy that repairs or improves the way your eyes and brain interact. The process and treatment program is completely customized to the specific conditions and needs of the patient by our eye doctors.

Vision Therapy is highly effective and is non-invasive. Depending on the circumstances, it either rehabilitates from surgery or replaces surgical solutions entirely.’

Who Is Vision Therapy For?

Your Joplin Developmental Optometrists can help with lazy eye (amblyopia), eye turns (strabismus), traumatic brain injury (concussion, whiplash) and special needs populations. Research has shown that 20% of children have a vision issue that affects their learning.

What Does Vision Therapy Treat?

Vision Therapy can be used to treat the following conditions for both adults and children:

  • Binocular Vision and Vision Alignment issues including:
    • Strabismus ("cross-eyed", often as either esotropia or exotropia)
    • Diplopia (double vision)
    • Amblyopia ("lazy eye")
  • Accommodative Dysfunction or Disorders
  • Depth Awareness or constricted visual fields
  • Retained Reflexes
  • Convergence Insufficiency (eye strain and/or diplopia when trying to sustain focus for reading or working)
  • Reading and learning disabilities
  • Asthenopia
  • Neuro-visual Rehabilitation (e.g. after surgery or brain trauma due to strokes, Traumatic Brain Injury, etc.)
  • Vision and coordination issues arising from Developmental Disabilities or Trauma
  • Poor motor-skills and coordination
  • Myopia

The techniques of Vision Therapy can also be applied to train the eyes and brain for better hand-eye coordination, focus, and fine-motor skills.

 

Amblyopia

What is Amblyopia?

Amblyopia, commonly referred to as “lazy eye” is when there is a significant difference in power between the eyes. This is often, but not always, caused by an alignment or eye-teaming problem such as strabismus.

Some common symptoms and problems associated with lazy eye:

  • Poor depth perception
  • Head tilting
  • Social stigma
  • Slow reading*

*According to a study published on November 2015 by the Journal of the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, children with amblyopia read slower 42 words per minute than children without amblyopia that read 81 words per minute.

Treatment for Amblyopia: It’s Not about the “Bad” Eye

Amblyopia or “lazy eye” is best treated by Vision Therapy.

First, the source of the amblyopia must be identified. When indicated, eyeglasses are prescribed. Many eye doctors, particularly Pediatric Ophthalmologists, begin treatment by patching the "bad" eye. However, patching is now proven to be ineffective! Likewise, some doctors recommend atropine eye drops. However, this addresses the symptoms and not the neuro-optometric cause itself.

The common approach treats the problem as a problem in that one eye. Treating one eye may improve the acuity (being able to see letters on a chart) for a while, but often reverts and regresses.

The developmental approach taken by Vision Therapists realizes that amblyopia is really not an eye problem, but rather a problem of not being able to use the two eyes together as a team (eye-teaming). This approach is therefore often much more successful. In the same way that it was difficult for a parent to identify if someone had the problem, to begin with, it is often difficult for them to know if a doctor's recommendation to patch the eye is really working. They, therefore, may be losing time with an ineffective outdated treatment plan.

Amblyopia does not go away on its own, and it can significantly affect a child’s ability to both learn and thrive socially in school. Untreated amblyopia can lead to permanent visual problems and poor depth perception. To prevent this and to give your child the best vision possible, amblyopia should be treated early by vision therapy.

At What Age Can Vision Therapy Treat Amblyopia?

An old axiom that is still held by many Missouri eye doctors is that amblyopia must be detected and aggressively treated before the age of 8 or 9. In reality, treatment for amblyopia or lazy eye is effective for adults as well as children. A child’s visual system is more malleable at a younger age, making treatment quicker at a younger age. However, adults with amblyopia or “lazy eye” tend to be more motivated patients. Improved eye teaming is nearly always achievable.

Our Developmental Eye Doctors provide advanced treatment for both adults and children with Amblyopia/Lazy eye. Our developmental optometrists treat patients from the 4 states including Joplin, Rogers, Miami, and Springfield. 

Strabismus

What is Strabismus?

Strabismus, often referred to as “Crossed Eyes”, “Wandering Eyes”, or “Wall Eye” is a condition where the eyes fail to properly align. Beyond the social stigma, strabismus often results in other vision and visual processing problems such as diplopia (double-vision), amblyopia, and problems with depth perception. A major concern for developmental optometrists is that strabismus is not as simple to diagnose as a visual check. In fact, you can have strabismus without any obvious crossing or eye turn.

There are four kinds of strabismus, two horizontal and two vertical:

  • Esotropia:     one eye may turn in relative to the other {try and find images for these, commons domain}
  • Exotropia:    one eye turns out relative to the other
  • Hypertropia:  one eye turns up relative to the other
  • Hypotropia:   one eye turns up relative to the other

Treatment for Strabismus

All too often, parents are told "don't worry, your child will 'grow out of it'. This is a mistake. In most cases the problem does not improve as the child grows, and meanwhile strabismus leads to significant difficulties with reading and learning. Treatment varies depending on the cause of the eye-turning, and may include:

  • Eyeglasses
  • Vision Therapy
  • Prism
  • Eye muscle surgery

Eye muscle surgery can sometimes make the eyes appear to others as if it is straight, but it rarely aligns with the other eye, and the amblyopia continues.  A program of Vision Therapy for children or adults, is usually needed in order to restore visual function and the ability to use the two eyes together as a team.

Convergence Insufficiency

What is Convergence Insufficiency?

Convergence Insufficiency is a neuro-visual condition where the eyes fail to come together (to converge) enough to enable proper visual perception. The condition is particularly related to near-vision or near-center and visually demanding activities. This can result in:

  • Poor school performance and behavioural problems
  • Eyestrain
  • Blurred vision
  • Diplopia (double-vision)
  • Asthenopia (eye strain and fatigue)
  • Difficulty making eye contact
  • Fatigue
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Difficulty reading and concentrating
  • Avoidance of “near” work
  • Poor sports performance
  • Dizziness or motion sickness

A study of almost 700 5th and 6th graders indicated that convergence insufficiency is much more common than many assumed with 13% of students having CI, as well as demonstrating that of the children who showed three signs of CI, 79% where classified as being accommodative insufficient as well.

Treatment for Convergence Insufficiency

Eye coordination problems such as convergence insufficiency and convergence excess generally cannot be improved with eye glasses or surgery. Likewise, research demonstrates that the traditional focus exercise often called "pencil pushups" are ineffective. The only consistently effective treatment for convergence insufficiency is office-based Vision Therapy, which will improve eye coordination abilities and reduce symptoms and discomfort when doing close work.

Neuro-Visual Rehabilitation

There's much more to vision than seeing 20/20. If you suffer from eye-turns, lazy eye, or have poor focus or perception, the Neuro-visual rehabilitation of Visual Therapy can offer proven, significant improvement.

It works because the interaction and cooperation between vision and the brain is crucial to the way we use vision to effectively interact with our surroundings. Most importantly, the way we learn is directly correlated to how effectively our brains and eyes interact. 

Retained Reflexes

If you or your child suffer from poor physical ability or posture, it could be a case of retained primitive reflexes. This condition occurs when the basic infant reflexes present in infancy remain neurologically present past infancy. This causes the following problems:

  • Problems with visual perception and spatial awareness
  • Poor balance and motion sickness
  • Dislike of sports, movement, and walking problems
  • Poor posture
  • Diminished physical and learning capabilities

Learn more about retained reflexes

Children, Learning Disorders, and Vision

Vision issues can cause significant behavioral and learning challenges for children. Often, these challenges manifest in ways that are often confused with dyslexia, ADD, ADHD, reading problems, and poor focus.

This can result in misdiagnosis. If children exhibiting these symptoms receive a negative diagnosis, this leaves parents feeling helpless and uncertain.

Neuro-Visual Performance Analysis can ascertain whether a vision problem is at the root of these problems, and can determine the next steps to improve the situation.

Developmental Disabilities, Trauma, and Vision

Anyone who has had to deal with a Traumatic Brain Injury, brain surgery, or has a developmental disabilities or autism knows the frustration and anguish created by the cognitive and motor challenges that come along with it. Coordination and motor problems can be significantly improved with Vision Therapy. Our eye doctors will work with the patient to "relearn" how to use visual inputs to more accurately and effectively perceive and interact with the world.

Vision Therapy can be used to improve or regain visual and motor acuity, learn more about special needs vision. 

Video Introducing Vision Therapy To Parents

Video Introducing Vision Therapy To Parents

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Dyslexia, ADD/ADHD, & Learning Disabilities in Joplin

What Is Dyslexia?

There is no consensus on the official definition of dyslexia. Often referred to as a “learning disorder”, dyslexia is typified with difficulty reading or interpreting symbols in the correct order or syntax despite the sufferer having at least average intelligence.  "Dys" means "not". "Lex" means "read". Dyslexia therefore literally means not being able to read.

A substantial number of individuals with dyslexia actually have other visual problems that make the problem greater. All too often, an undiagnosed vision problem is the reason the individual was diagnosed as having Dyslexia to begin with.  If a vision problem affects learning, it can sometimes be misidentified as dyslexia because there are similarities between the two.

Vision Therapy Treatment For Dyslexia

Behavioral and Developmental Optometrists in have the knowledge and experience to diagnose and treat vision disorders that masquerade as Dyslexia or contribute to the unique challenges presented by Dyslexia. However Vision Therapy does not treat Dyslexia itself.

Most people are familiar with vision problems that eyeglasses address; nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism. These are called refractive conditions.

A learning-related visual problem directly affects how we learn, read, or sustain close work. Because difficulties with reading and learning affect the child's ability to focus, vision related learning problems are often misdiagnosed as ADHD or other behavioural issues.

Visual problems in any of the following areas can have a significant impact on learning:

  • eye tracking skills - eyes following a line of print
  • eye teaming skills - two eyes working together as a synchronized team
  • binocular vision - simultaneously blending the images from both eyes into one image
  • accommodation - eye focusing
  • visual-motor integration - eye-hand coordination
  • visual perception - visual memory, visual form perception, and visualization

Vision and learning are intimately connected.  Someone may have a learning problem that is caused by an underlying vision problem. A child with a vision problem can be misdiagnosed as having Learning Disabilities, ADHD, or Dyslexia. There are various reasons for this misdiagnosis. For example, children who have learning-related visual problems cannot sustain their close work at school or home, showing signs of Inattention or Hyperactivity. A child may be misdiagnosed as ADD or ADHD because children with ADHD also can't sustain attention on their work, and inattention and hyperactivity are the two of the three main symptoms for the diagnosis. Same behaviors, different diagnosis.

It is common for children who have Learning Disabilities to have vision problems that contribute to these learning problems. Vision Therapy does not correct learning disabilities, but correcting the underlying vision problems through Vision Therapy often solves many of the obstacles that make learning more difficult than it need be. Call our Vision Therapy Clinic in  for more information.

Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) is a widespread problem. If a child has a short attention span, the common assumption is that the child has ADD and should be on medication. If a child has behavior problems, then the assumption is that they have ADHD, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.

At times, an underlying vision problem further complicates matters. Addressing the vision problems reduces the symptoms of ADD and sometimes eliminates them entirely.

If a child has difficulty pointing their eyes in to read material (convergence), if they can’t physically focus (as you would focus a camera), or if they can’t sustain those activities, that then makes it difficult for the individual to maintain attention. More energy is needed for the visual system and there is then less energy to concentrate on reading. This then leads to a short attention span. If someone can’t physically maintain concentrating for whatever reason, they may be then labeled ADD.

A child who cannot focus because of a vision problem will not be able to sit still and do as instructed. Furthermore, child with these kinds of vision problems is not able to point their eyes and focus within the amount of time needed to complete assigned tasks and homework. In this case, medication will not be effective. As the child develops the visual ability to correctly physically focus their eyes, they are then better able to attend and concentrate, maintaining their mental focus for llonger periods. They are then able to complete their work.

Before a diagnosis of ADD/ADHD is made, (or even once it has been made) and medications prescribed, parents and teachers should first consider a comprehensive eye examination with our developmental optometrists for their children. Much is at stake in the event of a misdiagnosis.

For more information on ADD and the connection with Convergence Insufficiency please see https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16361187

Vision Therapy At Home For Long Distance Patients

Vivid Vision: Vision Therapy through Virtual Reality

One of the most advanced components of our Vision Therapy services uses virtual reality to treat binocular vision and alignment problems. For neuro-visual rehabilitation, the patient needs to be as mentally engaged with the treatment as possible. That is why we use the Oculus Rift system to provide gaming and fun visual activities which provide the patient with corrective stimulation. These activities help the brain relearn and retrain focus while improving clarity and cognitive interpretation of visual inputs.

The best part of Vivid Vision for those that live further away, is that much of the treatment can be done remotely and in the comfort of your own home with minimal visits to our practice

Traumatic Brain Injury, Stroke, MS And Concussions

A brain injury such as a concussion will often disrupt the visual process that interfere with how information is taken in and processed. Vision can be also be compromised as a result of a neurological disorder such as a stroke, a brain tumor or Multiple Sclerosis. These are termed Acquired Brain Injuries.

When someone has a Traumatic Brain Injury (for example a car crash or a bad fall) or an Acquired Brain Injury (stroke or brain tumor), it is common to then have problems with vision.  Making sense of what you see is one of the most important brain functions. Your  Neuro-Optometrists help individuals solve the vision problems brought about by that brain injury. Addressing the vision problem often facilitates improvement with other therapies. Neuro-Optometrists diagnose and treat in order to maximize the patient's outcome, with the ultimate goal of these services to improve the patient's quality of life.

Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation at our vision therapy center in   treats patients with a specialized Vision Therapy program for those who have suffered a brain injury, that effectively treats visual problems including:

  • Diplopia (double vision)
  • Eye-tracking problems
  • Binocular Vision Dysfunctions  (the ability to coordinate the two eyes to work together)
  • Reduced visual acuity at far  (how clear the letters are at distance)
  • Reduced visual acuity at near  (how clear the letters are at reading distance)
  • Accommodative Disorders  (physically focusing the eyes)
  • Difficulties in visual perception  (are objects where I think they are?)
  • Visual Field loss  (not being able to see on the right side of the right eye, for  example)
  • Deficits in visual motor  (eye movement problems)
  • Ocular Motility disorders integration  (putting together eye movement with body movement)
  • Visual Information Processing  (making sense of what you see)
  • Strabismus (eye turns)
  • Mental visual focus
  • Physical eye focus

These visual issues affect how someone is able to function on a daily basis. Addressing these vision conditions to the recovery process. In fact, patients typically gain more from neuro-developmental vision therapy than they do from other therapies, such as occupational therapy, physical therapy, or cognitive therapy, etc. Vision issues such as the ones listed above are all too often the main obstacle in achieving a full recovery.

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Traumatic Brain Injury, Stroke, MS And Concussions

A brain injury such as a concussion will often disrupt the visual process that interfere with how information is taken in and processed. Vision can be also be compromised as a result of a neurological disorder such as a stroke, a brain tumor or Multiple Sclerosis. These are termed Acquired Brain Injuries.

When someone has a Traumatic Brain Injury (for example a car crash or a bad fall) or an Acquired Brain Injury (stroke or brain tumor), it is common to then have problems with vision.  Making sense of what you see is one of the most important brain functions. Our Joplin Neuro-Optometrists help individuals solve the vision problems brought about by that brain injury. Addressing the vision problem often facilitates improvement with other therapies. Neuro-Optometrists diagnose and treat in order to maximize the patient's outcome, with the ultimate goal of these services to improve the patient's quality of life.

Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation at our vision therapy center in Joplin treats patients with a specialized Vision Therapy program for those who have suffered a brain injury, that effectively treats visual problems including:

  • Diplopia (double vision)
  • Eye-tracking problems
  • Binocular Vision Dysfunctions  (the ability to coordinate the two eyes to work together)
  • Reduced visual acuity at far  (how clear the letters are at distance)
  • Reduced visual acuity at near  (how clear the letters are at reading distance)
  • Accommodative Disorders  (physically focusing the eyes)
  • Difficulties in visual perception  (are objects where I think they are?)
  • Visual Field loss  (not being able to see on the right side of the right eye, for  example)
  • Deficits in visual motor  (eye movement problems)
  • Ocular Motility disorders integration  (putting together eye movement with body movement)
  • Visual Information Processing  (making sense of what you see)
  • Strabismus (eye turns)
  • Mental visual focus
  • Physical eye focus

These visual issues affect how someone is able to function on a daily basis. Addressing these vision conditions to the recovery process. In fact, patients typically gain more from neuro-developmental vision therapy than they do from other therapies, such as occupational therapy, physical therapy, or cognitive therapy, etc. Vision issues such as the ones listed above are all too often the main obstacle to achieving a full recovery.

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Vision Therapy For Autism, Down Syndrome, And Cerebral Palsy

Vision problems are very common in individuals with developmental disabilities such as autism. These problems or stims include:

  • lack of eye contact
  • staring at spinning objects or light
  • fleeting peripheral glances
  • side viewing
  • difficulty at maintaining visual attention

People with autism and other developmental disabilities often have trouble efficiently and accurately processing visual information, often combined with difficulty coordinating between peripheral and central vision. Following an object (eye-tracking) is also a typical problem. There is usually a preference to scan or glance at objects from the side instead of looking at it straight on. Eye movement disorders and crossed eyes are common in the autistic spectrum.

Vision Therapy is effective at in stimulating and improving proper visual responses, eye movements, and the central visual system. Vision Therapy is also effective in helping patients to better organize visual space and gain peripheral stability so that he or she can better attend to and appreciate central vision and gain more efficient eye coordination and visual information processing. Dr. Dr. Coleman is certified as a Fellow of the College of Optometrists in Vision Development (COVD) and is experienced in examining and treating individuals with developmental disabilities and autism, even those who are non-verbal.

Patients with Down Syndrome overwhelmingly require eye care, with 70% requiring glasses and 45% of people with down syndrome have strabismus, which is usually best treated by a Vision Therapy Optometrist. Furthermore, there are a variety of ocular diseases associated with Down Syndrome patients such as tear duct abnormalities that can lead to severe discomfort, keratoconus (misshapen cornea) and congenital cataracts. A patient with down syndrome will also require specialized glasses made for their unique facial features.

Patients with Cerebral Palsy will most likely have visual conditions that require correction with glasses and in many cases Vision Therapy. Recent research on Vision Therapy for Cerebral Palsy is showing that it is extremely effective. Many patients with Cerebral Palsy will have Strabismus, or, “crossed eyes”, which is most effectively treated with a Vision Therapy program that is personalized to the patient.

Links to further research

http://www.aaopt.org/vision-therapy-effective-treating-visual-skills-patient-cerebral-palsy

http://www.ovpjournal.org/uploads/2/3/8/9/23898265/ovp3-5_article_kress_web.pdf

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Compete At A Higher Level With Sports Vision Therapy

Athletes, dancers, gymnasts, and anyone else who wants to improve their physical performance and gain a competitive edge should consider the benefits of Vision Training. The techniques of Vision Therapy can be applied to individuals seeking to enhance the neuro-cognitive functioning that governs balance, hand-eye coordination, agility, and general sport performance.

Read more on how we can help you "Up Your Game" with Vision Training.

2020 eyesight and good hand-eye coordination are not enough to maintain peak performance for sports. We tend to underestimate the complexity and challenge posed to our visual system when we try to hit a ball moving at 65-80 miles per hour. Sports Vision Training uses the principals of vision therapy in research-backed therapy that improves sports performance through improving skills such as:

  • Better hand-eye coordination
  • Improved depth perception and estimation
  • Faster reaction times
  • Vision and balance
  • Precise eye movement and tracking

At our Joplin practice, we offer advanced testing for sports vision that assesses your ability to perform visual skills that are instrumental to great sports performance. Our short test then compares your visual skills to athletes around the world in your sport, age group, and level of skill. 

Meet Our Joplin Vision Therapy Optometrists

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Dr. Jeff and Dr. David Coleman carry on a family tradition as the third generation to provide eye care to patients from the 4 states. Dr. Jeff and Dr. David are passionate about the life-changing potential of vision therapy and work with patients of all ages and conditions to help them achieve their best.

Learn more about our eye doctors

Questions And Answers

Questions And Answers

Is there an age limit to vision therapy?

No. There is no age limit because of the brain’s neuroplasticity. Our brains are dynamic and flexible. Just like a muscle or playing an instrument, the more we practice and hone our ability and memory, the more skillful we become.

Do You Offer Light Therapy?

There are vision conditions and mood problems that can be successfully treated using specific wavelengths ― that is, different colors ― of light.

Our visual therapists are able to stimulate the biochemistry of the brain in order to treat a wide range of visual conditions, as well as emotional problems related to light, such as Seasonal Affective Disorder.

Read more about how we use optometric phototherapy as part of our Vision Therapy practice.

About Our Joplin Vision Therapy Practice

ColemanVisionDr. David Colman and his son, Dr. Jeff Coleman, are part of a family tradition to provide exceptional eye care that spans three generations. In addition to excellent general eye care, Coleman Vision Center offers specialized expertise in Vision Therapy, in order to provide the latest advances in eye treatment to their patients in Joplin, Missouri as well as the wider surrounding areas.

Serving Patients From The 4 States

We are proud to serve patients from Missouri, Arkansas, Kansas, and Oklahoma with the highest level of vision therapy. For patients that live too far to drive, we offer a specialized vision therapy program using the Vivid Vision platform. 

Neosho, Webb City, Carthage, Miami OK, Springfield MO, Springdale AR, Bentonville AR, Monett MO, Rogers AR, Fayetteville AR, Pittsburg KS.

Serving Patients From:

Serving Patients From:

Joplin | Rogers | Miami | Springfield | and the state of Missouri

Learn More About Our Vision Therapy Center

  • We are a leader in diagnosis and treatment of visual disorders & one of the largest and most experienced vision therapy and vision rehabilitation in the 4 States area.
  • Are you worried your child may have ADHD? Are you looking for potential alternative diagnosis's for ADHD? In many cases vision issues can be confused with ADHD.
  • An online dictionary of most commonly used Vision Therapy terms.
  • An effective and lasting non-surgical treatment which does not include constant patching, which can have a significant negative effect on a child’s self-esteem.
  • Something's not right, and your child is suffering. But Is it a Vision Problem, Dyslexia, ADD or ADHD?
  • Most school screenings check for visual acuity alone and do not screen for visual skills including tracking, focusing, eye teaming or perceptual skills.
  • Vision can be compromised as a result of neurological disorders or trauma to the nervous system, but can be corrected with vision therapy.
  • The common myth that vision therapy is for children could not be further from the truth. A visual problem does not go away on its own, and many adults have difficulty reading, writing, and using a computer for extended periods of time due to issues which can be addressed with Vision Therapy.
  • Read about the outstanding benefits of Vision Training for athletes from many different sports, and especially for sports with rapid movements, the athletes who have undergone sports vision training have a significant advantage over their competition.
  • Read about the outstanding benefits of Vision Training for athletes from many different sports, and especially for sports with rapid movements, the athletes who have undergone sports vision training have a significant advantage over their competition.
  • Learn about the amazing Vivid Vision Virtual Reality Vision Therapy games used in our vision therapy program.
  • Watch as our patients graduate from their vision therapy programs at our Joplin MO practice.
  • We offer several treatment options to help make it possible to receive your prescribed therapy services. There is always a step we can make to help move forward to better vision.

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