Alderwood Vision Therapy Center, PLLC

At Alderwood Vision Therapy Center, we place a unique emphasis on diagnosing and treating learning-related vision problems. Located in the Seattle-Metro area, we are dedicated to providing the highest quality vision care to patients of all ages in a friendly, comfortable, and professional atmosphere. We are concerned with prevention, treatment, remediation, and enhancement of the visual system for children and adults to achieve optimal function.

With our highly trained staff and state of the art equipment, Alderwood Vision Therapy Center is committed to go beyond “20/20” to transform lives through vision.

There’s more to healthy vision than 20/20 eyesight!


Have you noticed any of the following?

If so, see the first step.

BEHAVIORAL SIGNS

  • Rubs eyes frequently
  • Eye turns in or out at any time
  • Squints or blinks excessively
  • Headaches in forehead or temple
  • Closes or covers an eye
  • Turns or tilts head to use one eye
  • Moves head back and forth while reading (instead of moving eyes)
  • Holds book very close to eyes
  • Posture is unnatural when reading or writing

LEARNING/ATTENTION SPAN

  • Avoids close work
  • Performs below potential
  • Homework takes hours and hours when it shouldn’t
  • Has short attention span, is quickly bored, day dreams, and doesn’t pay attention
  • Becomes quickly fatigued while reading
  • Repeatedly confuses left and right directions

READING SKILLS

  • Omits or confuses small words while reading
  • Whispers to self while reading silently
  • Loses place often or uses finger to keep place
  • Reverses letter or words in reading and copying (after 1st grade)
  • Sees double
  • Words become blurred while reading

COORDINATION

  • Trips and stumbles repeatedly, poor balance
  • Poor eye-hand coordination
  • Awkward and clumsy when climbing, throwing, tying, etc.
  • Well coordinated, yet has trouble with games such as soccer and tennis.

What is the first step?

If you suspect a vision problem, the first step is to schedule a comprehensive visual examination to evaluate the basic visual skills necessary for good visual performance. Further testing may be done to evaluate specific areas necessary for efficient academic performance. Upon completion of a thorough evaluation, we will determine what your visual needs are. If necessary, an individualized program of lenses, visual hygiene and/or vision therapy will be developed to meet your specific needs and goals. Contact Us