Vision Therapy in Livonia

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 Livonia

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Hours
  • Monday 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
    3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Tuesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Wednesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Thursday 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
    3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Friday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
Insurance Plans
  • VSP
  • Medicare
  • Aetna
  • Spectera
  • Anthem
  • EyeMed
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross
  • MetLife

An Individualized Approach with Suburban Eye Care

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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- Feb. 01, 2024
I always receive efficient and excellent care from all staff.
- Jan. 26, 2024
It's a "sensation place - great vibes - excellent doctor - excellent staff - always leave feeling su... perb about vision ... l l
- Jan. 10, 2024
Very caring staff who took my concerns seriously and were so friendly and kind! Rare to find doctors... like this.
- Dec. 25, 2023
Friendly service. Good atmosphere and good staff
- Dec. 23, 2023
People truly care about your eyes.
- Nov. 12, 2023
I am really impressed with Suburban Eye Care. It's the best eye care experience I've had, by far. If... you're in the market for eye care, look no further.
- Oct. 24, 2023
Doctor is very thorough. There is never a wait. Would definitely refer anyone for an eye exam!
- Oct. 18, 2023
Complete professionals. Helped out a guy who’s never wore glasses. Made the transition. Nice, easy... and smooth. Can’t think them enough..
- Oct. 16, 2023
Dr Jacobi and his entire staff were wonderful and very knowledgeable!
- Sep. 25, 2023
Very professional yet personable
- Sep. 16, 2023
I’ve been a patient for over 40 years. Suburban doctors has taken excellent care of my eyes year i... n, year out!
- Aug. 10, 2023
I had an excellent experience at this optometrist's office. The staff were incredibly accommodating ... and friendly . The doctor went above and beyond to ensure that I received the right prescriptions, showing dedication and patience. I'm truly impressed with their commitment on my eye health and satisfaction.
- Jul. 13, 2023
I recently finished Vision Therapy and am on my last check in. For me, Vision Therapy was well worth... it. I had a concussion five years ago that compounded additional vision issues onto ones I already had. I was in school at the time and struggled to keep up with my classmates. I had to read the same thing multiple times and longer because I skipped and misread words. My regular eye doctor, Dr. Arnold, highly recommended Vision Therapy to strengthen my eyes and to train my brain to process reading and other tasks properly. He teamed up with Dr. Smith and Vision Therapist Miss Kelsey for my care, so that I had more experienced people helping me through the process. To begin, I did a series of tests with Dr. Smith and Miss Kelsey to determine my starting point. On a weekly basis, I worked with Miss Kelsey through various exercises and did homework throughout the remainder of the week. There were many times when I was frustrated with my progress, especially when I struggled with some exercises. Miss Kelsey was incredibly encouraging and flexible to changing an exercise as needed. Throughout my time in vision therapy and after it, I experienced many improvements, particularly in reading and comprehension. When I had to study for a licensing exam, I could not believe the difference. It was so much easier and less stressful for me. I read quicker and remembered more than I would have before. For the first time in a long time, I felt confident in my learning and comprehension. Thank you Suburban Eye Care for helping me through my vision issues!
- Jul. 01, 2023
If your family member is struggling to see give these folks a shot - you won’t be disappointed wit... h Dr. Jacobi! Dr. Jacobi is very personable and he placed my mom at complete ease. Thank you Doctor Jacobi! Summer (front desk clerk) was very professional!
- May. 24, 2023
I highly recommend the Vision Therapy program! As an adult going through the process it opened up m... y eyes to what was really going on with me. I was having horrible anxiety about driving, going on vacation, going out with friends, even day to day activities were too much for me. It was because my eyes were not working together anymore(Convergence insufficiency & Vertical Heterophoria) and I was seeing double. Dr. Kayla Smith is a fantastic Optometrist who I saw throughout the program. She cares so much for her patients and listens to your concerns. Amanda G was my fantastic Vision Therapist. We worked together for 6 months. She sent me home with exercises to work on and met once a week in office. She's kind, warm and very very encouraging! Together they gave me the tools and exercises to work through vision issues and my anxiety that is being caused by my diagnosed problems. I graduated therapy and couldn't be more happy with the program. I am grateful that I was prescribed Prism glasses to wear when my eyes get fatigued to help with my Vertical Heterophoria(vertical misalignment of my right eye). If you're having vision issues, are anxious about being in a car or even living your normal life seems more anxiety ridden I suggest making an appointment for to see if you are a candidate for Vision Therapy!
- May. 07, 2023
Friendly and warm place. Super nice people
- Apr. 22, 2023
Very thorough friendly and knowledgeable.The staff is very professional .
- Mar. 26, 2023
Friendly office
- Mar. 24, 2023
The staff and eyewear selection are both great. The staff is always helpful when choosing frames and... my glasses always arrive earlier than expected and the lenses are always correct.
- Mar. 19, 2023
I always receive a good exam and great service from Suburban Eye Care. The staff is friendly and alw... ays helpful.

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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 Suburban Eye Care. Vision therapy offers a path to clearer, more comfortable vision and an improved quality of life.

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