Learning-Related Vision Therapy in San Francisco & San Rafael

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Set Your Child’s Vision up for the Future

There is no denying that our world is moving at an incredible pace. Every day there is something new to do and see, making life extremely exciting.

If your child is struggling with a vision problem, they may find it difficult to read for any significant amount of time or they may avoid reading altogether. Eye-hand activities such as catching a ball may also be difficult or resisted. Many learning problems are vision problems, your child’s eyes will need to be examined, corrected, and trained to help make the most of their sight

Please, book an appointment with our team today and see if our vision therapy solutions are the right choice for your child and their eyes.

What is Learning-Related Vision Therapy?

Vision therapy is a program of prescribed eye exercises designed to address various visual skills problems that interfere with one’s ability to read and learn. Symptoms and signs can include:

  • Frequent re-reading or skipping of words or lines
  • Distractibility or resistance to reading
  • Fatigue and tired eyes with reading
  • Words that blur or move on the page
  • Double vision or ghosted/shadowed vision
  • Poor reading comprehension
  • Letter reversals and left-right confusion
  • Difficulty concentrating or short attention spans
  • Tendency to get close to screens or books
  • Closing or covering an eye when reading or viewing a screen/TV
  • Squinting

Rising Star Optometry also has therapy programs designed to help manage symptoms and improve vision for those who suffer from amblyopia, nystagmus, and certain types of strabismus.

What Happens During a Session?

Vision therapy sessions are designed to match your needs, so the program is customized for each patient. The majority of visual skills problems can be resolved in as few as three months of vision therapy, while others may need to perform their exercises for months or even a year. Before starting vision therapy, you will undergo an initial assessment that includes a visual efficiency evaluation. This evaluation will help look for deficiencies in visual clarity (refractive errors), eye tracking and reading eye movements, eye teaming and coordination, fusion skills, near focusing, depth perception, and visual motor integration. A report will be given that summarizes the relevant diagnoses and our treatment plan.

Once your visual needs are determined, we will teach you the various exercises to be practiced at home. Weekly 45-minute follow-ups (via telehealth or in-office) will be necessary to monitor progress, ensure proper exercise technique, add new exercises and make adjustments to the home program, and ensure efficacy, accountability, and ultimately success. These exercises will may include:

  • Customized vision training software
  • Eye movement activities
  • Eye focusing, flexibility, strengthening exercises
  • Therapeutic lenses, prisms and filters
  • Computerized vision games and exercises
  • Free space tracking, and convergence/divergence exercises
  • Exercises that promote improved eye-hand coordination, balance, gaze stability, depth perception, and visual motor integration

Book Your Appointment Today

If you’re struggling with a vision problem, there is a possibility that vision therapy might be the right choice for you. Please, book an appointment with us today and let us help you unlock your vision’s potential!

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Where to find us

San Rafael

You can find our practice in the Wellness Center on the upper level of the Montecito Plaza Shopping Center. Parking is plentiful and there are many great shopping and eating options for before or after your visit, including Trader Joes and Whole Foods across the street.

Contact Information

Address

361 Third Street, Suite C, Montecito Plaza Wellness Center
San Rafael, CA 94901

Our Hours

Mondays
10 AM6 PM
Tuesdays
10 AM6 PM
Wednesdays
9 AM6 PM
Thursdays
10 AM6 PM
Fridays
Closed
Saturdays
9 AM6 PM
Sundays
Closed

San Francisco

Our San Francisco location can be found in the same building as Melody Cafe and Kidspace. All day street and metered parking is available and there is a Safeway nearby.

Contact Information

Address

3401 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94110

Our Hours

Mondays
Closed
Tuesdays
11 AM6:30 PM
Wednesdays
Closed
Thursdays
Closed
Fridays
Closed
Saturdays
9 AM5 PM
Sundays
Closed

Our San Francisco location can be found in the same building as Melody Cafe and Kidspace. All day street and metered parking is available and there is a Safeway nearby.

Contact Information

Address

3401 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94110

Our Hours

Mondays
Closed
Tuesdays
11 AM6:30 PM
Wednesdays
Closed
Thursdays
Closed
Fridays
Closed
Saturdays
9 AM5 PM
Sundays
Closed

You can find our practice in the Wellness Center on the upper level of the Montecito Plaza Shopping Center. Parking is plentiful and there are many great shopping and eating options for before or after your visit, including Trader Joes and Whole Foods across the street.

Contact Information

Address

361 Third Street, Suite C, Montecito Plaza Wellness Center
San Rafael, CA 94901

Our Hours

Mondays
10 AM6 PM
Tuesdays
10 AM6 PM
Wednesdays
9 AM6 PM
Thursdays
10 AM6 PM
Fridays
Closed
Saturdays
9 AM6 PM
Sundays
Closed

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