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Our office is dedicated to developing children’s vision and enhancing adult performance.

Linking Vision and Learning for Success!

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2020 FEES AND POLICIES

Link to on-line secure History Form: History Form 2020

We have Certified Optometric Vision Therapists on our staff. Certification requires 2000 hours of clinical care; nine written peer-reviewed papers on vision therapy, lens and prism applications, and ocular neurobiology; a proctored written examination; and an oral evaluation in front of the international examination board.

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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

What Our Patients Have to Say....

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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.

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

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Signs a Child May Need Vision Therapy

Did you know that a child can have 20/20 vision (“perfect vision”) and still experience visual issues? This is because some individuals can see 20/20 through each eye, but the eyes don’t necessarily work well together to create a clear picture. Vision therapy can help improve the muscular systems of the eye for better teaming, tracking and focusing. It can also improve the eye-brain connection so that the child can interpret visual information more effectively. These therapies allow for proper overall visual development and can improve classroom learning.

2021 AOA Optometry’s Meeting: TBI Visual Evaluation and Management

Audience: Doctor-Para Joint Course

Course Title: TBI: Visual Evaluation and Management

Course Length: 2 hours

Course Description:

This course is designed for the optometrist and paraoptometric to gain knowledge in current diagnostic testing and treatment of vision conditions related to Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI). This course will emphasize post-concussion vision syndrome assessment and rehabilitation. Optometrists need to counsel patients on how to avoid further injury, be equipped with the tools to manage patients with TBI, and treat vision conditions that significantly impact the patient’s performance and recovery.

 Category Keywords: TBI, Traumatic Brain Injury, Concussion, Post-Concussion Vision Syndrome, Vision Rehabilitation, Neuro-Optometry

2009 College of Optometrists in Vision Development Conference

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Congratulations to Amy, Barbara, Gail and Krystal on achieving their Certified Optometric Vision Therapist Designations!

NEWS RELEASE

Vision Therapists at Boulder Valley Vision Therapy Center Become certified optometric Vision therapists

For Immediate Release Aurora, OH — The College of Optometrists in Vision Development (COVD) has announced that Krystal Hanegan, Gail Henry, Barbara Nelson and Amy Zeiger of Boulder, Colorado, have each been designated as a Certified Optometric Vision Therapist (COVT) at the association’s Annual Meeting held October 13-17, 2009 in Denver, Colorado. These therapists were four of 16 therapists nationally, awarded COVT status by the COVD Board of Directors in 2009. They work in the office of Jennifer Simonson, O.D., F.C.O.V.D. and Dr. Roger Dowis O.D., F.C.O.V.D.

To become a COVT, a therapist must be employed by an optometrist who is a Fellow of the College, complete a guided study education program, and pass a written and an oral examination process administered by the COVD International Examination and Certification Board. The certification process provides an opportunity for optometric vision therapists to expand and document their knowledge and skills in vision therapy and enhances their ability to assist the optometrist in providing patient services in this area. Achieving certification status provides recognition of the therapist’s capabilities in this increasingly important area of optometric care.

The College of Optometrists in Vision Development is a professional membership association of optometrists, optometric vision therapists, optometric resident, students and other eye care professionals. In addition to conducting a certification program, COVD also provides members and the public with access to information, research, education materials and programs in the areas of developmental vision care, optometric vision therapy, vision rehabilitation and related fields.

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: Pamela R. Happ, CAE – COVD Executive Director at phapp@covd.org or 330.995.0718