Vision therapy

Vision Therapy

Vision Therapy is the practice of improving functional vision.

When there is a disruption in the functional visual system, the repercussions can be observed in academic performance, work performance, sports, and all aspects of life.

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What are the signs & symptoms of a visual problem?

Physical Clues

  • One eye turning in or out
  • Squinting, eye-rubbing
  • Excessive blinking
  • Blurred or double vision
  • Dizziness or nausea after reading
  • Head tilting, closing or covering an eye

Performance Clues

  • Avoidance of near work
  • Loss of place while reading
  • Omits, inserts, or rereads words
  • Poor reading comprehension
  • Letter of word reversals
  • Difficulty copying notes from board
  • Poor handwriting
  • Inconsistent or poor sports performance

Secondary Symptoms

  • Smart in everything but school
  • Low self-esteem, poor self-image
  • Temper flare-ups, aggressiveness
  • Short attention span and day-dreaming
  • Headaches, Fatigue, frustration
  • Irritability
  • Takes an excessive amount of time to complete work
  • Balance issues, Missing objects by under-reaching or over-reaching

Unlock Your Complete Vision Potential

A comprehensive eye examination and "visual skills evaluation" at our office can determine if you have good visual acuity and all the necessary visual skills for comfortable, efficient performance. Our goal is to ensure individuals are "visually ready" for daily demands. Corrective lenses like glasses or contact lenses may be prescribed to improve visual acuity or alleviate eye strain. Alternatively, Vision Therapy may be recommended to enhance visual skills.Vision Therapy, tailored for all ages, involves regular visits to our office where techniques are taught to enhance eye tracking, teaming, focusing, and visual perception. Improved skills lead to smoother performance, fewer errors, and better comprehension, making daily activities more enjoyable and less stressful.Extensive research supports Vision Therapy's effectiveness for all ages. Those interested in enhancing their visual skills are encouraged to contact our office for access to research resources.



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THE 20/20 EYESIGHT MYTH:
NOT PERFECT VISION

Effective vision encompasses more than mere eyesight. It entails skills like eye teaming, tracking, and focusing, as well as perceptual abilities like form perception, visual memory, and eye-hand coordination. These skills are crucial not only for children in school but for individuals of all ages, as approximately 80% of classroom learning relies on vision.

Our Specially Trained Doctors Can Diagnose and Treat Any Vision Issue Affecting Your Full Potential Through a Vision Therapy Evaluation

Dr. Allison Falden

DR. ALLISON FALDEN

Ponte Vedra

Allison Falden, O.D., F.A.A.O., F.C.O.V.D, a graduate of the University of Florida and Nova Southeastern University, entered eyecare fueled by a fascination with neurology. Her contributions extend to writing for Optometry journals and collaborating on a Vision Therapy book.

Dr. Allison Falden specializes in treating patients who have amblyopia (lazy eye), strabismus (cross-eyed), double vision, and vision-related learning deficiencies.

Dr. Claire Mowrer

DR. CLAIRE MOWRER

Athens

Dr. Claire Mowrer, originally from Tullahoma, TN, embarked on her academic journey at Harding University in Arkansas. There, she earned a bachelor's degree in biology and mathematics, and a master's in business administration. Before venturing into optometry, Dr. Mowrer shared her expertise by teaching anatomy and physiology at Harding University, demonstrating her passion for education.

In 2017, she achieved her Doctor of Optometry from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, garnering the prestigious Dean’s Award of Excellence in recognition of her outstanding accomplishments.

Dr. Megan Taylor

DR. MEGAN TAYLOR

Madison

Dr. Megan Taylor, a graduate from The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH), pursued her Doctor of Optometry at The Ohio State University College of Optometry. Her passion for eyecare stems from a genuine love for helping patients achieve clear and comfortable vision.

Dr. Taylor's clinical care interests extend to patients of all ages, with a particular focus on addressing binocular vision issues in both kids and adults.

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Locations Ponte Vedra Athens Madison

Ponte Vedra Eye Care Location

Ponte Vedra Location

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123 Main Street, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082

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Athens Eye Care Location

Athens Location

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110 College Street, Ste B, Athens, AL 35611

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Madison Eye Care Location

Madison Location

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12181 County Line Road, Suite #190, Madison, AL 35758

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