Alderwood Vision Therapy Center, PLLC

Updated: 9/24/2020

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Our office will be closed on Thursday, November 26th and Friday, November 27th 2020 in observance of the Holiday.

Dear Friends of Alderwood Vision Therapy Center,

We are in the process of making continual changes to our normal practices in response to the current COVID-19 outbreak.  We believe that in implementing these changes, we will be doing everything possible to limit the exposure for our patients, team and families.  We are providing Remote Vision Therapy, guided by AVTC doctors while vision therapists work from home. We are also currently offering Remote Progress Evaluation and other Remote Visual Evaluations. 

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

-Alderwood Vision Therapy Center

Starting May 5th 2020, with a safe and healthy approach, we will start seeing patients in the office for essential office visits. We have new guidelines that are important to follow such as:

  • All forms will now be electronically sent and will be required to be submitted and returned prior to your appointment time, otherwise you will need to re-schedule.
  • When you arrive to your appointment you are required to text us from the parking lot to check in and will remain in your car until we call you by phone.
  • You will be asked to make co-pays/payments from your car.
  • Only 1 guest can accompany the patient.
  • Both patient and guest MUST wear a mask (gloves are highly recommended as well).
  • Temperature will be taken on arrival.
  • We have hand sanitizer to be used upon entering.
  • If you have sensitivities or allergies, please bring your own sanitizer.
  • If you are coming for a visual evaluation or consultation, you are required to wear your glasses instead of contact lenses.
  • Our reception area will not be used at this time. We have a stringent disinfection protocol.

 If you are sick, have had a fever, cough, shortness of breath please call a patient care coordinator to reschedule.

 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