Training for Your Eyes
All skills take practice and time to develop. Visual skills are no different. Children’s visual skills develop in the same way that other skills, like walking and talking, do. Vision therapy is like physiotherapy for the eyes. It helps the brain and eyes to work together as a team.
But, vision therapy is not just exercises. It’s a tailored treatment plan customized for each patient according to their specific needs. Sessions may take place in-office, but there might be some at-home work as well. Your optometrist will determine the best course of action and show you how to help your child with their treatments.
To see if vision therapy is right for your child, request an appointment with The Bixby Eye Center today.
Does My Child Have a Vision Issue?
There are several indicators of a vision issue in children. Look for:
- Headaches when doing close-up work
- Sloped printing
- Poor reading comprehension
- Holding books or devices close to the face
- Tilting their head
- Closing an eye while reading
- Skipping or repeating lines when reading
The best way to tell if your child has a vision issue is to bring them to The Bixby Eye Center for a comprehensive eye exam. Our team has plenty of experience with kid’s eyes and can put your little one at ease during the exam process.
Why Vision Therapy?
Children with underdeveloped visual skills might experience difficulty in school, sports, or social situations. There is plenty of evidence that vision therapy can help to re-train visual skil‹ls.
When they see better, they can reach their full potential. Request an appointment with The Bixby Eye Center to explore vision therapy today.
- 6807 N. Knoxville Ave.
- Peoria, IL 61614
- Phone: 309-692-0000
- Fax: 309-692-8082
- Monday: 8 AM – 5 PM
- Tuesday: 8 AM – 5 PM
- Wednesday: 8 AM – 5 PM
- Thursday: 8 AM – 5 PM
- Friday: 8 AM – 5 PM
- Saturday: 8 AM – 12 PM*
- Sunday: Closed
*Once per month, call for details
After requesting an appointment, we will call you to confirm. If you don’t hear from us, please call 309-692-0000
I look forward to coming to Bixby Eye Center. They are caring and thorough.
Dr. Jensen was very professional and thorough during my exam. He took time to explain what he was observing and addressed any concerns. The staff was very welcoming and easy to talk. Robin made the experience of selecting glasses enjoyable and helped me find a pair that were best for me. Great team there!
I have been consistently impressed by the team at Bixby. Having been a former patient of Dr. Lasken, I began seeing Dr. Jensen a few years ago. I have a complicated case of keratoconus, and Dr. Jensen and the team at Bixby have worked seamlessly with vision experts in Chicago, Iowa City, and Bloomington to ensure my needs are met. In a day and age where business often supersedes genuine performance, I am extremely grateful for this team’s willingness to continuously provide excellent/kind care & attention to my specific needs. Highly recommend if new to the area or seeking a change in optical providers.
Everyone is wonderful there!!!!
I felt heard by the technician and the physician, which goes a LONG WAY in healthcare!! Thank you for taking the time to listen to my concerns rather than making me feel rushed to get out.
I arrived early, yet, even so, I was not left waiting. Don is definitely the nicest and funniest ever. I actually had fun at an eye appointment.
I was two hours early, and was in the right place at the right time. I was able to be taken care of then. The thorough explanation of which add ons to the lenses was a huge help in my decisions, and it was just nice to feel important; not just an appointment. I asked questions I was scared to ask before, and my doctor was patient, thorough, and very helpful in my understanding of certain terms. It also gave me more confidence in my vision. I cam to find out after all these years since my injury as a kid, I still have 20/20 vision, and there isn’t a scar or the potential for symptoms of one in the future. If people I am talking to have insurance that Bixby takes, I’m making sure they at least check you guys out, because the service is just all around awesome! There is absolutely nothing to change. Everything was done professional. You know how the saying goes, :If it’s not broke, don’t fix it.” From the moment I walked in to the moment I walked out, I went from being nervous and worried to smarter and confident about my vision health and concerns. Thank y’all so much; very happy I’m now a client!
The entire staff, from the lady at the reception desk to the person who helped me pick out new glasses was very professional, friendly, and knowledgeable. My best visit ever!