Vision Therapy in Laurie

Vision Therapy in Laurie

20/20 Vision Is Not Enough

(573) 374-5222
Does Your Child...
  • Read below grade level?
  • Have a poor attention span?
  • Skip words or lines with reading?
  • Confuse the letters b, d, p, and q?

If your child is reading below grade level, has difficulties maintaining attention, or is not performing to their potential at school, he or she may have an undetected vision problem.

Many children struggle with undetected vision problems that hinder them from reaching their full potential.

Don’t let visual impairments prevent your child from accomplishing their goals.

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What Is Vision Therapy?

Vision Therapy is a customized treatment program that trains our eyes and brain to work together. It develops and enhances fundamental visual skills and abilities, such as eye tracking, eye teaming, convergence, focusing, and visual processing skills.

It is performed under optometrist supervision and is individualized to fit the specific needs of each unique patient.

Vision therapy consists of in-office appointments and at-home exercises.


Benefits of Vision Therapy

  • Non-Invasive

    Vision therapy doesn’t involve medication, surgery, or invasive procedures. Instead, it corrects eye problems naturally.

  • Great for children and adults

    Your brain is capable of forming new neural pathways throughout your entire life, so vision therapy can be effective at any age.

  • Easy to do

    Instructions are easy to follow. You or your child will learn them during in-office sessions and practice the exercises at home.

  • Customized treatment

    Following the consultation and eye exam, our eye care professionals will custom design a vision therapy program to suit your specific needs.


Should Your Child Have Vision Therapy?

Below is a list of behaviors that may indicate a vision problem:

  • Squints, tilts head or covers one eye to see better. 
  • Reports blurry or double vision
  • Has difficulty in school even if they understand the subject matter
  • Has trouble focusing or paying attention
  • Avoids activities that require visual skills, such as reading, drawing, or puzzles

It is not uncommon for academic or behavioral problems to be caused by vision difficulties. Vision therapy not only helps your child see better, but can also improve learning, behavior and self-confidence. 

Contact Family Eyecare - Laurie in Laurie to find out whether your child's lagging visual skills may be getting in the way of their learning.


Vision Therapy FAQs

How long does it take for vision therapy to work?

Since every patient's condition and program is unique, some may see improvement in just a couple of weeks, while others may notice progress after several months.

Can vision therapy improve my child’s academic performance?

Often, poor performance in school can mask an undiagnosed vision or eye problem. In these cases, vision therapy can transform your child’s academic performance and attitude toward school. Since 80% of learning is visual, any improvement in visual skills is likely to positively impact school performance.

Does vision therapy work?

Yes. Scientific studies confirm the effectiveness of vision therapy in treating convergence insufficiency, amblyopia, and other eye conditions. A study published in the Archives of Ophthalmology and funded by the National Eye Institute (NEI) showed that 75% of patients who attended weekly in-office sessions and performed daily exercises at home noticed marked improvement in convergence symptoms.


Patient Reviews
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- Feb. 24, 2024
Good choices, as well as great staff!
- May. 09, 2023
Walked in for help with glasses from a different store that didn't fit correctly and was quickly hel... ped!
- Feb. 16, 2023
Very friendly and attentive team!! Have been a patient for many years. Always a great experience!
- Jan. 20, 2023
My husband and I have visited many many eyecare places and Laurie Family Eyecare was the tops. Exam... was professional and accurate. The team of technicians and staff were incredibly helpful and was very accurate with our selections. Prices were so much lower then we have paid elsewhere. When we went to pickup our purchases they were even better then we could have imagined. Doctor Brad is kind, and so professional.
- Jan. 16, 2023
Excellent Drs, friendly staff, and they are quick to help if there is an emergency. I have been taki... ng my children here their whole lives.
- Dec. 31, 2022
Dr Brad was courteous, efficient and knowledgeable! His staff was great!
- Dec. 03, 2022
I've been coming here for nearly 10 years now. Wonderful service, caring staff and exceptional qua... lity!!
- Oct. 19, 2022
I've been seeing Dr. Groves (Masters) since 2009. She is the most informed, up-to-date, and caring ... optometrist I have ever known.
- Oct. 18, 2022
Everyone is so nice there
- Oct. 07, 2022
Highly recommended for eye exam and eye care
- Sep. 28, 2021
So friendly and helpful!!
- Aug. 18, 2021
a couple of staff that work the desk are somewhat pushy and presumptuous. but once you get passed th... em, the doctor is super friendly, helpful, and professional
- Jun. 15, 2021
Great staff. Super patient with my son. Did a great job explaining things.
- Jun. 12, 2021
Everyone did a great job. Highly recommend Laurie family Eyecare for your vision needs
- May. 02, 2021
Friendly, accurate and fair! Will definitely go back.
- Apr. 15, 2021
I love the ppl here they are professional friendly and know their business. I actually took my MIL t... here.
- Mar. 02, 2021
Quick, efficient, and very helpful when time to choose frames. My kids also love the doctors and sta... ff here!
- Feb. 26, 2021
I HAVE BEEN WITH FAMILY EYE CARE FOR MANY, MANY YEARS AND WOULD NOT GO ANY PLACE ELSE. DOCTOR EVELAN... D AND HIS STAFF KNOW MY VISION HISTORY AND THEY WORK VERY HARD TO KEEP MY VISION THE BEST IT CAN BE. THEY MADE ME FEEL SAFE IN A DIFFICULT TIME, (ie COVID) AND WERE VERY CAREFUL ABOT KEEPING THE WHOLE OFFICE AS CLEAN AND SANITARY AS POSIBLE. I LIKE THEM AND MORESO TRUST THEM WITH MY SIGHT. THANK YOU ALL FOR HOW YOU HAVE ALWAYS TREATED ME. KUDOS
- Dec. 19, 2020
Make it easy to get checked, come and go and buy new contacts.
- Sep. 22, 2020
No long wait, friendly staff and doctor. Good selection of frames.

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Vision Therapy in Laurie

Our optometry practice in Laurie

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Hours
  • Monday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tuesday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Wednesday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Thursday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Friday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
Insurance Plans
  • VSP
  • Medicare
  • United Healthcare
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Spectera
  • Superior Vision
  • Davis Vision
  • EyeMed
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield

vision therapy in Laurie

Want to help your child reach their potential?

Consider vision therapy!

(573) 374-5222