We are dedicated to promoting awareness and knowledge of optometric rehabilitative vision therapy for the general public, and other professionals, to improve quality of lives.

Definition of Optometric Rehabilitative Vision Therapy:

Optometric rehabilitative vision therapy is a sequence of neurosensory and neuromuscular activities individually prescribed and monitored by the doctor of developmental optometry to develop, rehabilitate and enhance visual skills and processing. The optometric vision therapy program is based on the results of a comprehensive eye examination and a complete developmental visual evaluation and takes into consideration the results of standardized tests, the needs of the patient, and the patient’s signs and symptoms. The use of lenses, prisms, filters, occluders, specialized instruments, and computer programs is an integral part of optometric vision therapy. The length of the therapy program varies depending on the severity of the diagnosed conditions, typically ranging from several months to longer periods of time. Activities paralleling in-office techniques are typically taught to the patient to be practiced at home, thereby reinforcing the developing visual skills.
Research has demonstrated optometric vision therapy can be an effective treatment option for:

  • Ocular motility dysfunctions (eye movement disorders)
  • Nonstrabismic binocular disorders (inefficient eye teaming)
  • Strabismus (misalignment of the eyes)
  • Amblyopia (poorly developed vision)
  • Accommodative disorders (focusing problems)
  • Visual information processing disorders, including visual-motor integration and integration with other sensory modalities
  • Visual sequela of acquired brain injury

Approved by the American Optometric Association Board of Trustees, April 2023
From the College of Optometrists in Vision Development about vision therapy (visit www.covd.org for additional information)

Not Just “Eye Exercises”

Unlike self-directed programs of “eye exercises” marketed to the public, in-office optometric vision therapy is conducted under the supervision of an optometrist and supported by ongoing, evidence-based scientific research.

The goal of optometric vision therapy (“VT”) is not to strengthen eye muscles. Your eye muscles are already incredibly strong, and the vision problems VT aims to treat are rarely caused by muscle weakness. Instead, vision therapy aims to retrain the learned aspects of vision through the recently understood concept of neuroplasticity.

Who is vision therapy for?

MDs Talk about Vision Therapy

Our Mission and Vision Statements are stated elsewhere, not necessary to repeat it here

At Burbank Optometric Center, we are dedicated to utilizing the power of syntonic and vision therapy to help patients overcome visual challenges and achieve optimal visual performance. Through careful diagnosis and personalized treatment, we aim to enhance visual skills, peripheral vision, memory, behavior, mood thereby removing the visual barriers to academic achivement. With years of clinical experience and ongoing research, we are committed to providing effective and transformative care to individuals of all ages.