How Do I Find Vision Therapy Near Me?
What is Vision Therapy?
Optometric Vision Therapy, commonly referred to as Vision Therapy, Visual Therapy, Visual Training, or VT, is a doctor-supervised program designed to improve the function of the visual system.
Optometric Vision Therapy is:
- Conducted under the supervision of an optometrist
- Often administered or guided by a vision therapist employed by the overseeing optometrist
- Supported by ongoing, evidence-based scientific research
- Typically supplemented by the use of lenses, prisms, filters, and 3-D activities, among other things
- Individualized to the unique needs of the patient
- Beneficial to patients of all ages
- Non-invasive and in some cases can be a safe alternative to surgery
Where can I find vision therapy near me?
There are many optometric organizations worldwide that provide post-graduate continuing education to optometrists and other vision care professionals in the areas of vision therapy, neuro-optometric rehabilitation, sports vision, etc. These doctors often use non-surgical techniques to treat or improve vision conditions such amblyopia (lazy eye), strabismus (crossed eyes), convergence insufficiency, and more. The websites of these organizations feature a "find a doctor" search feature that helps patients locate these services. We've conveniently combined those resources here for your use.
In Australia, most optometrists providing vision therapy services are members or fellows of the Australasian College of Behavioural Optometrists (ACBO). You can use their "Find a Doctor" search feature to find vision therapy near you in Australia, New Zealand, and some Asia-Pacific countries.
In Canada, most optometrists providing vision therapy services are members of Vision Therapy Canada (VTC). The doctors listed on their "Find a Doctor" search feature are vetted by the organization and confirmed to be providing vision therapy services.
Europe is a large region and has multiple groups associated with vision therapy. Optometry is also regulated differently per country and therefore in some countries vision therapy services may fall under ophthalmology. Therefore, we recommend a few resources for your search in finding vision therapy near you in Europe.
Spain: In Spain, many optometrists providing vision therapy services are members of Sociedad Internacional de Optometría del Desarrollo y Comportamiento (SIODEC). You can use their "Find a Doctor" search to find vision therapy near you in Spain.
Find vision therapy near me in Spain (en Español)
Europe: Another organization in Europe is the Behavioral Optometry Academy Foundation (BOAF). Most of their members and fellows are in Germany, Italy, Austria, Switzerland, and the Netherlands. You can use their "Find a Doctor" list to find vision therapy near you in these regions.
In Mexico, many optometrists providing vision therapy services are members of the Mexican Council of Functional Optometry, AC (COMOF). You can use their "Find a Doctor" directory to find vision therapy near you in Mexico.
Find vision therapy near me in Mexico. (en Español)
In the UK, most optometrists providing vision therapy services are members or fellows of The British Association of Behavioural Optometrists (BABO) You can use their "Find a Doctor" search feature to find vision therapy near you in the UK.
There are multiple organizations in the United States related to vision therapy. Many of them are actually international organizations and have members throughout the world so it is always good to search these sites for vision therapy near you in addition to any regional searching you do. There are also organizations for specific areas of vision therapy such as sports vision or neuro-optometric rehabilitation. We've listed these sources for you here.
College of Optometrists in Vision Development (COVD) The "Find a Doctor" search resource on the COVD website will assist you in finding vision therapy near you anywhere in the world. It also has resources for regions otherwise not covered above such as vision therapy in India and Asia. We consider this to be one of the most comprehensive and up to date listings of vision therapy providers in the world. Find vision therapy near me worldwide.
The Optometric Extension Program Foundation (OEPF) The "Find a Doctor" search resource on the OEPF website will assist you in finding vision therapy near you in the United States as well as regions around the world. Find vision therapy near me in the United States and around the world.
The Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Association (NORA) The "Find a Doctor" search resource on the NORA website will assist you in finding doctors who focus on vision therapy and other services related to traumatic brain injury, acquired brain injury, post-concussion, etc. near you anywhere in the world. Find neuro-rehabilitation providers near me.
The International Sports Vision Association (ISVA) The "Find a Doctor" search resource on the ISVA website will assist you in finding doctors who focus on sports vision near you anywhere in the world. Find sports vision providers near me.
Vivid Vision Providers worldwide
Vivid Vision is currently (at time of writing) available in 33 countries worldwide and in 39 of the 50 states in the US. We have over 350 providers worldwide and we are consistently adding new providers each week. You can always find the updated list of Vivid Vision providers on our Clinics page. We know there is significant interest in Vivid Vision throughout the world and we are working tirelessly to reach more regions and help more patients.
More Information about Vision Therapy
- What is Vision Therapy?
- Vision Therapy for Adults
- Vision Therapy Success Stories
- Signs You or Your Child May Benefit from Vision Therapy
- Lazy Eye: 12 Things You Didn't Know
NOTE: This compilation of resources is meant to provide the public with quick access to information. Vivid Vision does not maintain these doctor lists except for our own provider map.