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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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Washington Vision Therapy Center – Our New Patient Center

Welcome to Washington Vision Therapy Center! We look forward to meeting your family and helping you or your child overcome vision problems. But first, we want to make sure you're ready for your first appointment. We've created this resource to introduce ourselves, point you toward some helpful online guides, and prepare you for your personalized therapy regimen.

What to Expect

Vision therapy allows us to treat developmental, chronic, and injury-related vision problems that cannot be treated with corrective lenses alone. We treat a variety of vision conditions at Washington Vision Therapy Center, and they each require a unique combination of therapeutic exercises, activities, tools, and tests. 

Your First Appointment

Your first visit will consist of an initial evaluation by one of our doctors who will do a thorough exam that looks at many aspects of how your vision functions in everyday life.  If vision conditions are found they will help you understand your diagnosis and the treatment that will be needed.   For more information on this evaluation process and vision therapy click here.  We also have our history forms that you can download here to prepare for your first visit.

Starting Vision Therapy

If you or child is diagnosed with a vision condition through the evaluation by one of our doctors, the duration and type of  therapy will depend on the severity of that condition.  You will be assigned an optometric vision therapist and you or your child typically will come to vision therapy once a week and be assigned home activities to be done between visits.  Our vision therapy team works with each individual patient to maximize the results of their therapy regimen.  

About Our Vision Therapy Team

Our vision therapy team includes optometrists who are board certified in vision therapy/neuro-visual rehabilitation and visual development as well those having specialized training in vision problems associated with traumatic brain injury and those with special needs and with developmental vision disorders.  Our team also includes certified optometric vision therapists, in addition to a support team of technicians, specialists and administrators. Our physicians and staff members have years of experience treating specific developmental vision problems and serving your community with world-class vision therapy. Learn more about our vision therapy team by browsing their online bios.

Vision Therapy Resources

At Washington Vision Therapy Center, our dedicated therapists and specialists are proud to solve vision problems for patients throughout central Washington. We now have vision therapy centers in Yakima and the Tri-Cities in Richland, but we serve patients from a variety of local cities and towns, including Ellensburg, Wenatchee, Kennewick, and Pasco, WA.

We have also made the following resources available online. Fill out a free self-assessment, check our workshop schedule to attend a seminar at one of our vision therapy centers, and download our home activity instructions.

Vision therapy is a powerful tool against vision problems and the obstacles they create for you or your loved ones. If you suspect that you or your child is suffering from a vision problem that is affecting performance, you do not need a referral, fill out our online form to request an appointment today.

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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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