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Developing Children's Vision and Enhancing Adult Performance

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.

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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.

Vision Therapy Q&A With Our Doctors

What is Vision Therapy?

Vision therapy is an individualized treatment plan prescribed by a Doctor of Optometry. It is used to treat eye conditions, such as strabismus (eye turn) or amblyopia (“lazy eye”). Through Vision Therapy, a Doctor of Optometry also teaches, improves and/or reinforces important visual skills, such as eye tracking, eye focusing and eye teaming abilities. Without these visual skills, simple tasks like reading or copying notes from the board become difficult. Skipping words or lines while reading, using a finger while reading, blurry near vision, double vision, eyestrain and/or eye fatigue are also common symptoms.

How do I know Vision Therapy is right for my child?

If your child displays symptoms of strabismus (eye turn), amblyopia (“lazy eye”), skipping words or lines while reading, using a finger while reading, blurry near vision, double vision, eyestrain and/or eye fatigue, it is suggested your child has a complete eye exam from a Doctor of Optometry. If symptoms persist or the Doctor of Optometry recommends Vision Therapy, then a Vision Therapy assessment is the next step. The doctor will perform a thorough one-on-one assessment and will determine which conditions are present, whether Vision Therapy is suitable, the type of eye exercises required and the number of sessions needed.

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Dr. Jennifer Simonson

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Dr. Roger Dowis

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Please call your primary care optometrist or 911 for eye emergencies. You may also contact our office at: 303-443-2257 for further instructions during business hours.

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Please contact us with any questions you might have at bouldervt@yahoo.com.

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iheartVT Virtual Conference

Top 5 Vision Therapy Tools
Presented by Jennifer Simonson
Learn how to work every visual system pathway using the top 5 vision therapy tools of today. Vision therapy is a progressive program of procedures performed under an optometrist's or doctor's supervision prescribed to improve visual function. Vision therapy utilizes tools such as lenses, prisms, filters, computer programs, and stereoscopes.

Colorado COVD 2020 Winter Study Group

Dr. Simonson and Dr. Hellerstein will share clinical pearls in treating vertical diplopia at the 2020 Colorado COVD study group.  This course will discuss eye alignment, prism prescribing, and recommended vision therapy techniques to decrease symptoms of double vision. The goal is of this course will be to utilize compensatory and therapeutic strategies to improve fusion skills for patients with vertical strabismus and diplopia. During this workshop, attendees will complete hands-on training on clinical testing for vertical misalignment. Stations will include Maddox rod, Modified Thorington, laser-assisted Hess Lancaster, and other clinical techniques to measure the amplitude of misalignment and fusional ability. This training will help vision therapists understand the direction and amplitude of strabismus. Attendees will also experience induced vertical misalignment and determine optimal prism perscription based on findings. In addition, vision training concepts and procedures will be performed to increase the accuracy, stability, and concomitancy of eye alignment. Learn new techniques and appropriate procedure modifications.
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We are currently offering remote vision therapy sessions due to the State of Colorado order to Shelter at Home. Once the order has lifted, we can’t wait to see you at our new office location: 2800 Valmont Rd, Boulder, CO 80301.