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Washington Vision Therapy Center

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Primary Location
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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Purpose: To improve the patient’s ability to judge distance and depth while making visually guided movements.

Materials: 3 Golf tees Two pointers or pencils Desk or table

Procedure:

1. Place the golf pegs in front of you on a desk or table. Place one close to you, one at a medium range, and one far from you so that they form a straight line stretching away from you. They should all be close enough that you can comfortably reach them with the end of your pointer.

2. Holding your pencils or pointers by one end, reach out and touch the very top of the closest peg with the end of each pointer, touching one at a time.

3. Move to the mid-range peg and touch it very precisely with the tip of each pointer.

4. Move the farthest pointer and touch it with the end of each pointer.

5. Repeat this process, saying one letter each time you have touched each peg with both pointers. Continue cycling through the pointers until you finish the alphabet.

6. If you are able to make consistent, accurate touches and keep track of the alphabet as you touch, try alternating numbers and letters with every two touches. For example, the two touches on the close peg would be “A, B,” then the two on the middle peg would be “1, 2,” the far peg would be “C, D,” and the middle peg again for “3, 4.” Try to keep track of your numbers and letters, while still touching precisely.

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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.

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.

Hours

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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