Alderwood Vision Therapy Center, PLLC

Updated 3/24/2020:

Dear Friends of Alderwood Vision Therapy Center,

We are excited to let you know that the AVTC has Remote Vision Therapy starting March 30th.  Existing vision therapy patients can continue their progress with their vision therapist.  Your therapist will be working from their home, under the direction of the AVTC doctors.  We are planning on keeping your scheduled time the same.  Our goal is to call you to verify this.  We will use the Vision Therapy home support supplies that you currently have and email appropriate home support activities. 

We are using Doxy.me.  Now with our governor’s stay home proclamation, it is the opportune time to continue to gain and sustain the visual abilities you have been working on.  And what better time to do home support activities?

In an effort to help decrease the spread of COVID-19, our office is closed  with a planned re-opening April 9th. Please check our website and outgoing phone message for updates.

We are in this together and we believe that if we cooperate and consider each other daily, this concern will pass quicker. We take your health and the health of our team very seriously and want you to know we are addressing this issue as proactively as possible to help keep our community safe.

Alderwood Vision Therapy Center

 

 

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