Vision Therapy in St. Augustine

The Research and Evidence Behind Vision Therapy

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Understanding the Science Supporting Visual Rehabilitation

Vision therapy has emerged as a transformative approach to address a vast array of visual challenges. Extensive research and scientific evidence have laid a solid foundation for its effectiveness, making it a valuable option for individuals who wish to enhance their visual skills and overall quality of life.

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The Foundation of Vision Therapy: How Does it Work?

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Vision therapy is built upon the principle of neuroplasticity, which refers to the brain's ability to adapt and reorganize itself in response to new experiences and learning. This concept has been extensively studied, and it has been demonstrated that the visual system is not static but can be modified through targeted exercises and activities.

Children, in particular, have experienced notable benefits from vision therapy, especially those grappling with learning and focus challenges. These young minds are at a critical stage of development, where visual skills play a fundamental role in their academic progress and everyday activities.

Vision therapy offers tailored interventions that target specific visual difficulties, helping children overcome obstacles that may hinder their learning and concentration.


Key Research Findings in Support of Vision Therapy

Numerous scientific studies and clinical trials have investigated the efficacy of vision therapy in addressing visual challenges. Here are some key research findings:

  • Convergence Insufficiency (CI)

    Research published by The Cochrane Collaboration found vision therapy highly effective for treating convergence insufficiency. This condition causes the eyes to have difficulty working together when focused on nearby objects.

  • Amblyopia (Lazy Eye)

    The Pediatric Eye Disease Investigator Group (PEDIG) conducted research showing that vision therapy, combined with atropine eye drops, can significantly improve vision in children with amblyopia.

  • Eye-Tracking Disorders:

    Studies have demonstrated that vision therapy can effectively address eye-tracking problems, enhancing the ability to follow moving objects and improving reading skills.

  • Post-Concussion Vision Problems

    Research has shown that vision therapy can help individuals recover from post-traumatic brain injury-related vision problems, including double vision and tracking difficulties.


Vision Therapy in St. Augustine

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Hours
  • Monday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Thursday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Friday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
Insurance Plans
  • VSP
  • Medicare
  • United Healthcare
  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Superior Vision
  • Davis Vision
  • EyeMed

An Individualized Approach with Rowe Family EyeCare

One of the strengths of vision therapy lies in its individualized approach. Each therapy program is customized to address the specific needs and challenges of the patient. This tailored approach is supported by research, which has consistently shown that personalized vision therapy yields more positive outcomes.


Consultation and Assessment: Book Your Eye Exam Today

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If you or someone you know is considering vision therapy, it's essential to begin with a comprehensive eye exam and consultation with an experienced optometrist or vision therapist. This initial assessment helps identify any underlying vision issues and determine the most suitable treatment plan.


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- Feb. 21, 2024
Go see Dr Brown.
- Feb. 18, 2024
The best staff I have ever seen in eye care!!! They have the mix of professional with friendly down!... Love this staff!
- Feb. 12, 2024
My eyes are very important to me, I feel confident with Dr Horning, he is thorough and caring. I hi... ghly recommend Rowe Family Eye Care
- Jan. 25, 2024
Excellent services
- Dec. 21, 2023
I highly recommend Dr. Pearl and the staff at Rowe Family Eye Care. Super knowledgeable and friendly... .
- Dec. 21, 2023
Great experience for the third straight year. They always do a great job!
- Dec. 11, 2023
This folks everyone is absolutely amazing. Got 3 pairs of glasses and they are exactly what I wanted...
- Dec. 02, 2023
Always good care!
- Dec. 02, 2023
Great overall Experience
- Nov. 29, 2023
Awesome people, highly recommended.
- Nov. 08, 2023
Always friendly. Always thorough. Always professional.
- Oct. 25, 2023
In time, friendly and very efficient.
- Oct. 11, 2023
very professional, timely and helpful
- Oct. 11, 2023
They we're very quick to screen my daughter when I had concerns about her vision in school. They als... o were able to give the teachers wonderful tips on how to help her!
- Oct. 10, 2023
Came in for my yearly eye exam. From the time I walked in until I left I was pleased. Joe waited on ... me at the counter and gave me my paperwork, Taylor took me back and started all the tests, then Dr. Pearl and Amanda came in to do the testing. What a awesome experience. Everything was explained to me and when i did not understand it was ok. Joe then measured my eyes for my new glasses. Rowe deserves a high five for everything. Oh and the cleanliness of the office was great. I highly recommend Rowe.
- Sep. 30, 2023
The staff was friendly and professional. The Dr. was the best that I have seen in many years. She is... very knowledgeable. cares, took her time and explained everything.
- Sep. 29, 2023
Vision therapy at Rowe changed my Son's life. I am forever grateful.
- Sep. 15, 2023
The staff is cordial knowledgeable and helpful. Dr. Horning is fantastic and very thorough in his ey... e exams. I appreciate his input and his skill. The other day he gave me one of the most complete and thorough eye examinations and assessment are I’ve had in a long time.
- Sep. 14, 2023
Wonderful experience all around. Highly recommended. I’ll be back!
- Sep. 11, 2023
The whole atmosphere of the Rowe office is friendly and helpful. I had gone to a previous eye clinic... that was so busy the staff had no time for anyone. At Rowe they are with you from the moment you walk in till you leave.

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Embrace the Benefits of Vision Therapy

The research and evidence behind vision therapy provide a solid foundation for its effectiveness in improving visual skills and addressing various visual conditions.

If you're seeking a proven approach to enhance your visual abilities, consider scheduling an appointment with Rowe Family EyeCare. Vision therapy offers a path to clearer, more comfortable vision and an improved quality of life.

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