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Washington Vision Therapy Center

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303 S 72nd Ave
Yakima, WA 98908
Phone: 509-654-9256
Fax: 509-834-7400

Office Hours

DayMorningAfternoon
Monday8:00am5:00pm
Tuesday8:00am5:00pm
Wednesday8:00am5:00pm
Thursday8:00am5:00pm
Friday8:00am5:00pm
SaturdayClosed
SundayClosed
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Welcome to Washington Vision Therapy Serving Yakima and Kennewick

Call us at 509-654-9256 today.

 

Do you or your child need vision therapy in the Yakima or Kennewick area? If so, our optometrists at Washington Vision Therapy Center can help treat your functional vision problems. We offer vision therapy treatment which helps deal with and correct developmental issues with a person's vision. While children are our most common patients, we frequently treat adults as well. It is never too late to improve the function of the visual system.

Vision therapy is similar to physical therapy for the eyes, incorporating and training the part of the brain that controls vision. It can make the tracking of the eyes more accurate, increase the ability to focus up close and far away with ease, and teach the eyes to point in the same spot in space without causing headaches or eye fatigue. While surgery is something that may be considered at some point with some patients, it is not necessary for everyone, and exploring what positive outcomes vision therapy can provide is often the most beneficial and least invasive treatment option.

Conditions Treated by Vision Therapy

We treat the following conditions:

  • Amblyopia (lazy eye)

 Amblyopia is a developmental condition that results in one eye becoming less functional than the other due to some sort of neglect. It happens when the neural pathways that go from the eye to the brain don't develop as they should. Because the visual pathways from the neglected eye to the brain aren't stimulated properly as a result of this, the child can have blurry vision in one or both eyes, even if they are wearing their correct prescription. We treat both children and adults with amblyopia.

  • Strabismus (wandering eye)

In this condition, eyes do not maintain their correct alignment. Other times, it is the connection between the nerves and the muscles that is wrong. Occasionally, the need for glasses causes this condition, and still other times, it has something to do with the development or genetics. Only a thorough examination will reveal the proper way of treating it. We treat children and adults with this condition at our practice.

  • Convergence insufficiency

This is when your eyes don't work together as they are supposed to in order to point at up-close targets. We can use vision therapy to remedy this in children, which can make school work less tiresome and reduce stress symptoms such as headaches, eye strain, and double vision.

  • Brain trauma and vision

A brain trauma injury can affect vision in a number of ways. We work with patients of all ages who have experienced traumatic brain injury, using vision therapy to restore vision to what it should be, which improves not only vision, but quality of life, as well.

  • Accomodative dysfunction

When you have trouble focusing in one or both eyes at either near or far, or going from near to far (or far to near), this is called accomodative dysfunction, and it is not correctable simply by using glasses or contact lenses. Fortunately, vision therapy works well to improve and correct this issue.

Schedule an Appointment With Our Optometrist in Yakima or Kennewick Today

Contact 509-654-9256 today to schedule an appointment!

Dr. Benjamin Winters
Yakima Optometrist | Washington Vision Therapy Center | 509-654-9256

303 S 72nd Ave
Yakima, WA 98908

Kennewick Location

Kennewick Optometrist | Washington Vision Therapy Center | 509-654-9256

7203 W. Deschutes Ave. Suite B Kennewick, WA 99336 

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Testimonial

You changed James' life and we will forever be grateful! His last appointment was great and better than before if possible. Sorry we won't see you again but we are so excited James is completely finished! Thank you just doesn't seem sufficient but is all we have to say! Thank YOU!!

James B.

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DayMorningAfternoon
Monday8:00am5:00pm
Tuesday8:00am5:00pm
Wednesday8:00am5:00pm
Thursday8:00am5:00pm
Friday8:00am5:00pm
SaturdayClosed
SundayClosed

Meet The Developmental Optometrist

Dr. Winters is board-certified in vision development and vision therapy.  In 2010, he started a vision therapy center in Yakima, Washington.  His advocacy for children that struggle with life-altering developmental vision problems has included over 100 lectures in colleges, professional groups, parent groups, and schools. He is one of the founders of Building Vision, a non-profit that raises awareness and funds for individuals struggling with these vision problems and which has given free screenings to almost 1000 children in the Yakima area.  He established the Harvest in the Heart of the Northwest Conference which is an educational seminar held biennially in Yakima, providing continuing education specific to developmental optometry. He is the clinical director of Washington Vision Therapy Center and is currently serving as the president of the Yakima Valley Optometric Society.  

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