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Vision Therapy

Some vision disorders can't be treated with glasses or contact lenses. Dr. Day and Dr. Hatanaka practice behavioral optometry with the aim to treat visual information processing weaknesses as well as binocular vision disorders. 

Free Vision Therapy Screening

We are pleased to offer a free vision therapy screening as a way to increase awareness about testing and treatment options for binocular vision problems. Sometimes patients suspect that they might have a vision problem but for whatever reason, have not had an eye exam. The results of this screening cannot give the patient a diagnosis for their individual case, but can indicate whether the patient should seek care from an optometrist who specializes in vision therapy. Please contact our office at 415-925-9091 to request a vision therapy screening with our vision therapy assistant. The screening is only available on Monday and Wednesday afternoons at our main  Larkspur location.

What Is Vision Therapy?

Vision therapy is a progressive program of eye exercises that typically involves the use of lenses, prisms, filters, occluders, specialized instruments, and/or computer programs. A vision therapy program can range from two months to a year in duration. 

You can find more information at The College of Optometrists in Vision Development

Who Benefits from Vision Therapy?

Vision therapy can help patients who suffer from binocular vision disorders including strabismus (misalignment of the eyes) and diplopia (double vision). Convergence insufficiency is another common binocular vision disorder characterized by eye fatigue and discomfort that can be treated with vision therapy. 


Testimonials

"Before vision therapy, I dropped out of piano lessons, asked peers for outlines, and used a highlighter whenever I had to read. After vision therapy, I was able to sight read music and I outlined my own textbooks. I also began reading for enjoyment!" - JN, Corte Madera
"In the past, our daughter had problems paying attention in class and frequently lost her place when reading. Her teachers and I have all seen improvement. I highly recommend parents have their children tested for this vision issue." - AK, Mill Valley
"Before our son began vision therapy he was considered 'bright' but also, a weak student. After vision therapy, he can now complete his daily homework and his handwriting is now legible. His reading fluency and confidence have increased." - CM, San Anselmo

Dr. Day's and Dr. Hatanaka's Vision Therapy Program

The first step in Dr. Day's and Dr. Hatanaka's Vision Therapy Program is a comprehensive Vision Therapy Consultation. This consultation determines whether a patient can benefit from vision therapy. 

Once a patient is identified as being able to benefit from vision therapy, a course of treatment will be presented. Although each program is tailored to the patient's specific needs, most programs are structured along the following guidelines:

  • A progressive program of vision activities or procedures performed under the supervision of Dr. Day or Dr. Hatanaka by her vision therapy assistant.
  • Sessions which are generally conducted during 45 minute in-office visits once weekly.
  • As well as supplemental activities done at home to develop and reinforce skills. This homework may include a specialized computer program, free-space activities, and/or close-work activities.

These procedures are prescribed to help patients develop or improve fundamental visual skills and abilities; improve visual comfort, ease, and efficiency; and/or change how a patient processes or interprets visual information.

Larkspur Landing Optometry

1201 D Larkpsur Landing Circle, Larkspur, CA 94939

info@larkspurlandingoptometry.com

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