Vision Therapy in Wexford

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 Wexford

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Hours
  • Monday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Tuesday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Wednesday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Thursday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Friday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Saturday 8:00 am - 1:30 pm
  • Sunday Closed
  • May. 27 Closed
Insurance Plans
  • VSP
  • Medicare
  • United Healthcare
  • Spectera
  • Davis Vision
  • National Vision Administration (NVA)
  • EyeMed
  • VBA
  • Blue Cross
  • MetLife
  • Aetna
  • UPMC Health Plan

An Individualized Approach with EyeCare Specialties Pediatric & Adult

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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- May. 08, 2024
Dr. Prazer is great. Explains things in everyday language. I have used Dr. Prazer for years and high... ly recommend him.
- May. 05, 2024
Great people, great results.
- May. 03, 2024
Always pleasant, prompt, helpful and compassionate. Love how much Dr. Prazer knows about nutrition... and his other aspects of health and wellness work together with eye care.
- Apr. 21, 2024
I never want to go anywhere else for eye care. Everyone at this practice is so kind, considerate, an... d highly knowledgeable.
- Apr. 12, 2024
It was immediate love at first sight! Not only did the elevator open to an enormous gorgeous space, ... but I was greeted by a knowledgeable, welcoming team of Opticians at Eyecare. I arrived a little late after a difficult and stressful day, but they embraced me with open arms, and we got to work. This was my first visit so I had to complete some New Patient paperwork, however they helped me with completion so not to delay my time there. My evaluation with Nicole and Dr. Shuster was brief but quite thorough.  It’s always a little nerve wracking when you’re meeting a new medical team, but They made me feel comfortable, listened and answered questions I had about my prescription and plan. Then came the fun part and my primary reason for scheduling with them! I was skeptical that they would not meet my expectations in terms of frame options, as I have been disappointed and looking for fun funky frames for over a year. Believe me when I say, I was pleasantly surprised! Suzanne who I had spoken with before my appt to confirm, listened to my preferences and had already set aside some frames for me to try. Then, despite me being there at the end of the night, Bailey and Cherie spent considerable time while I tried on as many frames as I could.  Now, I’ll admit I am a tough critic and quite particular looking for specific shapes and dramatic colors.  When you’ve worn glasses long enough, you know what you want.  Well I may not have found what I thought I was looking for, but they opened my eyes to other options, and now I have to make a difficult decision on one or another, or maybe both! They offer a variety of high-end brands, but are reasonably priced, and they have some amazing bargains to take advantage of.  Plus, they are open later, which is hard to find, and I am so thankful for, with my work schedule.  They informed me that get new inventory pretty frequently which was music to my ears! Either way, I will be buying and will without a doubt be returning to work with this amazing team and selection of frames!  I encourage all of you who have imperfect vision to go explore.  I was referred by a very satisfied friend, and now I want to do the referring!  If it’s your first time, they will guide you!   I promise you will not regret it!
- Mar. 06, 2024
I am starting my second year with Dr. Shuster. I was sent to her from an eye doctor who had concern... s about my eyes. Dr. Shuster is knowledgeable and treats me with compassion. I am very grateful to have been sent to Pediatric & Adult Vision Care.
- Jan. 30, 2024
My husband and I have been coming here for a few years and we love it. Everyone is so professional a... nd kind. We even get to have our appointment together which is fun & saves us some time.
- Jan. 26, 2024
I love how well they work with my kids!
- Jan. 19, 2024
My granddaughter has received great service and therapy to eye needs in a professional and friendly ... environment.
- Jan. 11, 2024
We have had the most positive experience with Joe, and I am so impressed with my son’s progress!
- Dec. 29, 2023
So professional. Every communication & interaction is friendly & clear. Everyone from the check-in c... rew to the evaluator, doctor & check out crew is capable and well-informed. They know all about my insurance coverage and double check I’m using my benefits to the max. I’ve been a patient for about 3 years & my husband for about 15 years.
- Dec. 13, 2023
Dr Robert Prazer and his vision therapy staff are professional and skilled. They saved my vision.
- Dec. 10, 2023
Dr. R. Prazer is a must see professional.
- Nov. 22, 2023
Everyone is always very friendly and kind. Dr. McChesney is great, very knowledgable, patient, frien... dly and imformative. From the moment you call to schedule the appointment, to the check-in, the exam, and the help with getting glasses, everything is a breeze. Drive an hour just to come to this office, and it is worth it!
- Nov. 11, 2023
Bailey in the eyeglass area is amazing. What a great employee and very sweet, positive and uplifting... for the customers. It was such a great experience!!! 💗
- Nov. 09, 2023
They were able to find the issue that my daughter was having quickly when none of her teachers could... identify why she was having issues reading. Through a series of tests, they identified that her eyes were having issues working together which is why she was a slow reader and couldn't copy this down from the board easily. So glad we found out about this place.
- Nov. 05, 2023
Excellent treatment and service. Able to schedule appointment quickly without a great delay. Very ni... ce offices and attentive staff. Made selection of glasses and contacts very easy by having lots of choices.
- Oct. 28, 2023
Been very impressed with this team from all angles!! Exams, contacts, and glasses!
- Oct. 16, 2023
This place has a insane amount of knowledge behind its staff. Could not recommend it enough! I went... in due to a concussion and I feel better treated than I had most other places throughout my recovery.
- Sep. 15, 2023
Very professional office with state of the art equipment.

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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 EyeCare Specialties Pediatric & Adult. Vision therapy offers a path to clearer, more comfortable vision and an improved quality of life.

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