Shuswap Optometric Center

Vision Therapy in Salmon Arm & Chase

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Train Your Eyes for Better Vision

Vision therapy addresses and rehabilitates functional issues with your vision. Using exercises and tools in our vision therapy program, you may improve the efficiency and functionality of your vision.

The help you need is only an appointment away. Please, book yours today.

What is Vision Therapy?

Vision therapy is like physical therapy, but instead of focusing on your physicality, it focuses on your entire visual system, including your eyes, eye muscles, and brain.

Our vision therapy program is a series of optometrist-led vision exercises designed to address inefficiencies in your vision. By training your brain and visual system to work together, we may improve your learning-related vision skills, sports vision skills, and binocular vision skills.

What’s The Difference Between Visual Acuity & Vision Function?

  • Visual acuity refers to how clear your vision is and can be assessed by testing you with a Snellen eye chart or phoropter.
  • Vision function refers to functions your eyes need to work correctly, like eye tracking, focusing accuracy, depth perception, and more.

Symptoms Treated by Vision Therapy

We use a range of tools to help improve your visual function. Your experience is tailored to your specific needs, addressing issues like:

Learning-Related Vision Problems

In some cases, vision issues may be identified as other issues, like ADHD, dyslexia, or other learning, developmental, or behavioural problems. Vision therapy could help manage these issues and possibly improve your or your child’s performance in school, sports, and beyond.

Learning-related vision issues include:

  • Skipping or re-reading lines
  • Poor reading comprehension
  • Problems concentrating
  • Flipping or reversing letters when reading

Strabismus (crossed eyes) and amblyopia (lazy eye) are conditions that affect you or your child’s eye orientation. It’s very important to catch these issues as early as possible, as they can develop in children as young as 3 years old.

Find Out How Vision Therapy Can Help You!

If you’re interested in seeing how vision therapy can help you make the most of your vision, please book an appointment today!

Our Locations

Shuswap Optometric Centre

How To Find Us
From the Trans-Canada Highway, turn on to Alexander Street NE going south and take your immediate right into our spacious parking lot. Accessible parking spaces are available.

Contact Information

Address

3-160 Trans-Canada HWY NE
Salmon Arm, BC V1E 1V4

Hours of Operations

Monday
8 AM5 PM
Tuesday
8 AM8 PM
Wednesday
8 AM5 PM
Thursday
8 AM5 PM
Friday
8 AM5 PM
Saturday
8 AM2 PM
Sunday
Closed

Chase Optometric Centre

How To Find Us
Our clinic is located on Shuswap Avenue, right across the street from Thompson-Nicola Regional Library and Western Financial Group.

Contact Information

Address

633 Shuswap Avenue
Chase, BC V0E 1M0

Hours of Operations

Monday
8:30 AM4:30 PM
Tuesday
8:30 AM4:30 PM
Wednesday
8:30 AM4:30 PM
Thursday
8:30 AM4:30 PM
Friday
8:30 AM4:30 PM
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

We’re closed for lunch from 12:00pm to 1:00pm every day.

How To Find Us
From the Trans-Canada Highway, turn on to Alexander Street NE going south and take your immediate right into our spacious parking lot. Accessible parking spaces are available.

Contact Information

Address

3-160 Trans-Canada HWY NE
Salmon Arm, BC V1E 1V4

Hours of Operations

Monday
8 AM5 PM
Tuesday
8 AM8 PM
Wednesday
8 AM5 PM
Thursday
8 AM5 PM
Friday
8 AM5 PM
Saturday
8 AM2 PM
Sunday
Closed

How To Find Us
Our clinic is located on Shuswap Avenue, right across the street from Thompson-Nicola Regional Library and Western Financial Group.

Contact Information

Address

633 Shuswap Avenue
Chase, BC V0E 1M0

Hours of Operations

Monday
8:30 AM4:30 PM
Tuesday
8:30 AM4:30 PM
Wednesday
8:30 AM4:30 PM
Thursday
8:30 AM4:30 PM
Friday
8:30 AM4:30 PM
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

We’re closed for lunch from 12:00pm to 1:00pm every day.

Our Services

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