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Welcome to Boulder Valley Vision Therapy!


Developing Children's Vision and Enhancing Adult Performance

Vision Therapy with Preschoolers

Vision Therapy is for all ages. Even preschoolers!


Vision Therapy is used to treat:

  • Eye Focusing 
  • Eye Tracking
  • Eye-Hand Coordination
  • Sports Vision
  • Computer-Related Vision Problems
  • Crossed or Wandering Eyes
  • Amblyopia (lazy eye)
  • Depth Perception
  • Visual Sensory Integration
  • Vision Processing relating to Reading and Learning Problems

Do you experience tired eyes, difficulty focusing, blurred vision, double vision or eye strain?

Our vision therapy center is devoted to developing, improving, and enhancing visual skills including focusing, tracking, eye alignment and coordination.

Please register on-line through our secure system so that the doctor can review your information prior to your appointment.  If you prefer, you can also print out online forms to bring with you - click here to print forms.

Insurance & Financing

Will insurance cover this type of treatment?

Visual perceptual therapy for learning issues or educational problems is not covered under health plans. Some health insurance plans may cover a portion of the evaluation and treatment if there is a specific eye muscle problem. We do not bill insurance, but will assist you in the process of seeking reimbursement.


Thank you for your amazing work!

Dear Dr. Dowis, I have wanted to thank you for a long time. You may not remember me, but I was a very young patient of your many years ago (1980-1981). At the time, I was in the third grade and having a lot of difficulty with reading and writing. By that time, I had been called all kinds of names because my learning style was different than the mainstream. In fact, one of my teachers said I would never graduate from high school because I was so stupid.


My parents were at a loss regarding what to do with me, so my mom took me to see you. You said that I had a visual processing disorder and could help me. It took 13 weeks of consistent therapy both at your office and my house, and finally I could successfully read and write. Your vision therapy techniques helped me to translate my visual cues into the written word. To end this long story, not only did I graduate from high school but I also graduated from university with a B.A. in English with an emphasis in Creative Writing.


Today, I am a freelance writer, who writes mainly for children. I still employ the techniques you taught me. In fact, as my husband and I were packing boxes a few weeks ago to move back to Colorado, I found a book you recommended I read as a young child that was entitled, Put Your Mother on the Ceiling. I laughed and remembered all the great work you did with me.

Thank you again for your amazing gift of helping others. You have no idea what an incredible difference your therapy made in my life.

Sincerely, Elizabeth Rooney Putnam

By Nani, age 9 1/2

It was easier to work at school after I did vision therapy. It made working more fun to do because I could see better. I can see everything better. These things are more fun now that I can see better:

  •         Playing Games

  •         Reading

  •         Doing Math

  •         Writing

  •         Playing on the playground, because I don't run into things

  •         Doing gymnastics, because I can listen better and see the equipment better. I know    what I am doing and I know where I am.

  •          Drawing, because I can see what I am drawing

I don't run into my mom and dad as much as I used to, because I can see what I am doing and see them. It helps a lot.

It was very fun working with my teachers, Krystal and Andrea. I can hardly remember what it was like before I did vision therapy.

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What's New


2018 Colorado Vision Training Conference

49th Annual Colorado Vision Training Conference

Friday September 21, 2018 - Sunday September 23, 2018

Optimal Vision Performance: Enhancing Visual Function from Development to Rehabilitation to High Level Athletic Skill

Breaking through Boundaries…..                Bridging science and common sense for better outcomes, improved clinical care, development of professional relationships and patient experience.

2018 AOA Vision Therapy activities for Preschoolers

Additional resources and links page.

2018 AOA TBI Panel

Vision Assessment after Brain Injury

2018 American Optometric Association Concussion/TBI Panel
Moderator: Brenda Montecalvo, OD Presenters:  Michael Earley, OD, PhD, Jennifer Simonson, OD, FCOVD, Jacqueline Theis, OD
Several visual conditions can result from PCS including difficulties with accommodation, convergence, eye movements and visual perceptual and cognitive delays. This panel will discus optometry’s role in helping improve outcomes with this population.

Our Location

Office Location

1790 30th Street Suite #311 Sussex One Building
Boulder, CO 80301



In case of an eye health emergency or injury, please contact your primary care optometrist.