“Our daughter’s memory has improved and her self confidence is growing each day. She has dramatic improvements in math and reading. I tell everyone about vision therapy and our daughter’s success…Thank you PineCone Vision Center!”
Our vision therapy center and the highly skilled doctors who practice at PineCone Vision Center are committed to diagnosing and fixing deficiency in visual skills. Our strategies are based on clinical research findings.
Does My Child Need Vision Therapy?
Certain conditions can negatively impact reading comfort and efficiency, especially during the reading-to-learn stage of literacy development. Affected children are typically in third grade or higher and are reading paragraph-style text for long periods.
Common symptoms of visual efficiency dysfunction include:
- Eye fatigue
- Eye strain or discomfort
- Headaches while reading
- Difficulty remembering what was read
- Words appearing to move on the page
- Transient blurred near vision
- Poor reading fluency with normal comprehension
- Frequent rereading or loss of place
What Conditions Does Vision Therapy Treat?
Our therapeutic methods are grounded in a growing body of high-quality research that currently supports treatment for the following conditions:
Convergence dysfunction – eye teaming difficulty
Accommodative dysfunction – eye focusing difficulty
Amblyopia – lazy eye (home-based therapy)
Intermittent exotropia – wandering eye
As the research evolves, we will continue to investigate the effectiveness of vision therapy for other visual inefficiencies as well as visual-perceptual disorders.
How Do I Enroll My Child?
During your child’s comprehensive eye exam, your doctor will discuss whether your child needs additional testing based on their symptoms.
Your child will then be scheduled for an extended evaluation to identify any visual deficits. This will take about an hour, and your child’s eyes will not be dilated.
The doctor will review the results to determine whether your child is eligible for our vision therapy program.
To summarize, enrollment would include:
Comprehensive eye exam – initial visit
Visual efficiency evaluation – separate visit
Consultation with doctor – immediately following evaluation
If selected for enrollment, your child will receive in-office vision therapy once a week for up to three months. Regular attendance is expected, as it will significantly increase the program’s effectiveness. Between office visits, your child will be given daily homework activities which will take up to 30 minutes to complete. The doctor will prescribe and modify the therapeutic protocol based on the deficits specific to your child.
2180 Troop Drive,
Sartell, MN 56377
Tuesday: 9am- 5pm
Wednesday: 9am - 7pm
Thursday: 9am - 7pm
Saturday: By Appointment
St. Cloud Location
3274 Nottingham Rd,
St Cloud, MN 56301