Welcome to Vision Development Institute in Pittsburgh, PA
Light heals. Vision is vital. Our goal is to put your problems behind you while helping you develop your upmost potential. Our independent program offers a unique blend of vision, light, and cognitive therapy. We offer a diagnosis, a plan, and a future.
We believe vision can improve and you along with it. We treat all ages from infants to seniors. Most seek our services for reading, learning, concussions, dizziness, headaches, and eye strain. Anecdotally, patients often report improvements in balance, sleep, allergies, and digestive disorders. Vision is an important part of our overall functioning that can change how we feel and what we can do. “Eyes OK, you’re OK” is our motto. At the end of our evaluation we strive to offer you an individual treatment plan for recovery or other referral suggestions.
Vision therapy is an individualized treatment plan prescribed by a Doctor of Optometry. It is used to treat eye conditions, such as strabismus (eye turn) or amblyopia (“lazy eye”). Through Vision Therapy, a Doctor of Optometry also teaches, improves and/or reinforces important visual skills, such as eye tracking, eye focusing and eye teaming abilities. Without these visual skills, simple tasks like reading or copying notes from the board become difficult. Skipping words or lines while reading, using a finger while reading, blurry near vision, double vision, eyestrain and/or eye fatigue are also common symptoms.
If your child displays symptoms of strabismus (eye turn), amblyopia (“lazy eye”), skipping words or lines while reading, using a finger while reading, blurry near vision, double vision, eyestrain and/or eye fatigue, it is suggested your child has a complete eye exam from a Doctor of Optometry. If symptoms persist or the Doctor of Optometry recommends Vision Therapy, then a Vision Therapy assessment is the next step. The doctor will perform a thorough one-on-one assessment and will determine which conditions are present, whether Vision Therapy is suitable, the type of eye exercises required and the number of sessions needed.
Your child may have an underlying refractive issue, such as farsightedness, nearsightedness or an astigmatism that maybe be causing blurred vision, thus making it hard for your child to concentrate and focus. There may also binocular issues, which is how well the two eyes work together, and focusing issues, that may affect a child's schoolwork. When working with your child, we will evaluate the child's visual system including their binocular systems and accommodative systems to determine if his/her vision may be playing a role in their academic performance or sports performance.
- Monday:10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
- Tuesday:9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
- Thursday:12:00 PM - 7:00 PM
- Friday:9:00 AM - 1:00 PM | Alt Weeks, By Appointment Only
- Saturday:9:00 AM - 3:00 PM | By Appointment Only