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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

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Conditions Treated by your Yakima or Kennewick Optometrist

Your Yakima or Kennewick optometrist at Washington Vision Therapy, works hard to provide the supportive environment you need for comprehensive vision therapy. Our optometrists and therapists serve patients suffering from a wide range of eye-related complications that vision therapy may be able to improve. For those residents in Yakima or Kennewick, contact our offices to discuss your specific needs.

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Vision Therapy With Your Optometrist in Yakima or Kennewick

Vision therapy is a tool that can help to correct development concerns in your vision. It is most commonly used in children, but it may help many adults to see improvement in their vision, abilities, and quality of life as well. If you have impairments to your vision, such as a lazy eye or dizziness, we may be able to help you.

We treat a number of vision-related problems in our offices. Some of the conditions we treat include the following:

Traumatic Brain Injuries: If you suffer from a traumatic brain injury, it may be possible to see some improvement through vision therapy.

Lazy Eye or Wandering Eye: Those who have a lazy eye, also known as a wandering eye, have an eye that has not developed properly, leaving it very weak. This often creates limited vision in that eye. Vision therapy may help in this instance by strengthening the weak muscle and improving vision.

School-related Difficulties: If your child is struggling in school, it may be due to vision problems. Children who are easily distracted, unable to see the front of the classroom, or constantly faced with vision limitations often get poor grades and suffer behavior concerns. Vision therapy may help to reduce symptoms and improve a student’s ability to perform well in school.

Dizziness, Nausea, and Headaches: When dizziness, nausea, and headaches are not otherwise understood, they could be related to vision concerns. When this occurs, it can be due to underlying vision concerns. Vision therapy may be able to correct these areas.

Sports Performance Coordination: In some individuals, especially children, a misalignment of the eyes can lead to poor sports performance due to a lack of coordination. Coordination issues can extend in all parts of life and may be related to vision. In some cases, vision therapy may improve the underlying cause.

If you suffer from these or other conditions, vision therapy may help. It may help with:

• Academic performance
• Hand-eye coordination
• Focus on fast-moving objects
• Blurry or double vision
• Improved reading and focus

What Can Vision Therapy in Yakima Do for You?

During vision therapy, our team of eye doctors will work with you to create a customized treatment program to address the specific, underlying vision problems you have. The goal is to improve your visual skills. This works to teach the vision system to correct itself, providing long-term improvement.

Contact us for a Vision Therapy Consultation with a Yakima or Kennewick Optometrist

Washington Vision Therapy provides service for those in Yakima and Kennewick. Schedule an appointment with our optometrist today to discuss the benefits vision therapy can offer you. Call us today for your appointment!

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Services We strive to provide complete care for our patients. Learn more about all the services we provide. Make An Appointment We will do our best to accommodate your busy schedule. Schedule an appointment today! Online Forms Our patient forms are available online so they can be completed in the convenience of your own home or office.


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.



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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