Sandra Farnham, O.D., is a devoted optometrist and core member of the Sightwork team who improves lives through specialized therapy. She boasts many years of experience in eye care and has a deep passion for helping improve patients’ lives with binocular vision and visual processing difficulties.

Dr. Farnham in Sightwork Vision Therapy Clinic

Education & Experience

Dr. Farnham obtained her Bachelor of Science in nursing from Mercyhurst College in Erie, PA. She worked as a cardiothoracic nurse for several years after graduating and then decided to pursue optometry school, eventually earning her Doctor of Optometry from Indiana University. During her training, she became an ocular disease intern at Bascom Palm in Miami, FL.

To further her expertise, she also completed a fellowship in the College of Optometrists in Vision Development (COVD), which involved many hours of experience, written case studies, a written examination, and an oral interview.

Vision Therapy with Dr. Sandra Farnham

With an understanding of her patients’ individual needs, goals, and abilities, Dr. Farnham creates customized therapy plans to help them build better vision. She personalizes each treatment session to challenge and strengthen her patients’ visual skills while promoting positivity and fun! She works one-on-one with her patients as they complete exercises with prism glasses, play virtual reality games, and engage in other activities that improve their vision processing and oculo-motor deficiencies.

Vision Therapy with Dr. Sandra Farnham

Education and Accolades

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 Get to Know Dr. Sandra Farnham

Get to Know Dr. Sandra Farnham

Through her years of treating children’s eyes for conditions like strabismus (crossed eye) and experience with her own son’s binocular vision issues, Dr. Farnham was motivated to explore vision development and therapy. She’s made it her lifelong goal to expand her knowledge of techniques to help patients improve their visual system and skills. When not in the Sightwork office, Dr. Farnham enjoys an active lifestyle by running daily and spending time outside with her husband and three children!

Success Stories

“This experience has been life changing. Seeing my vision improve significantly in just a matter of 8 weeks of therapy has led to a confidence boost as well as brought on a sense of positivity in my attitude overall. Other doctors I had previously visited had let me to believe my eyes couldn’t improve and would continue to deteriorate over time. Sightwork’s vision therapy program has proved all of them wrong.”

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Google Reviews

ReneeRenee
19:43 13 Jul 22
Amazing results! My daughter's vision and school performance improved tremendously. Her confidence increased. SightWork is just amazing and the therapists are so wonderful to work with.
Josie H.Josie H.
17:50 15 Apr 22
This was one of the best decisions I have made in my life. Through 6 months of vision therapy, my amazing therapist, Lauren, and doctor, Dr. Farnham, I was given the skills and strength needed to bring my vision to a place it had never been before. This took away my headaches, improved my depth perception, my reading speed went up 5 grade levels, and it helped me navigate vision during my daily life with ease. I don’t have words to describe how grateful l am! My family calls them miracle workers, and I would have to agree.
Ali HareAli Hare
20:46 18 Jan 22
My daughter is currently in 4th grade and had never read above a 1st grade level. We had worked with her 1 on 1 ourselves, gotten her tutoring, worked with her teachers, and were in the process of trying see if she had dyslexia. Nothing seemed to work. I took her to the eye dr for something else and they discovered she had accommodative insufficiency, or something like that, and we were told she needed eye therapy. I almost cried bc I was so happy to finally have answers as to why my very bright daughter could not read. Fast forward to now…we are about 1/3 of the way thru therapy and we have seen so much improvement! Even her teachers have remarked on how much she has improved. Her confidence as well as her abilities… I wish there was more awareness of this problem since it was the first I had ever heard of it, and never considered it could be something so “simple”.Now as for my review of the place itself…it’s gorgeous. Everything is set up so well, very clean, and the staff is SOOO friendly and accommodating. We will miss Ashley! But I know we are in good hands. Well worth every penny. Thanks so much!
Trevor RunyonTrevor Runyon
17:37 03 Dec 21
I found Sightwork after experiencing a brain injury in a car accident. When I started therapy, I was unable to drive, go to stores, use screens, or do much of anything. I was really struggling with my vision due to the brain injury. Everybody at Sightwork was so friendly, patient, and honest about the fact that results would take some time and effort on my part. What I found is that by committing myself to doing the exercises as many days of each week that they suggested I do them and pushing through some of the discomfort I experienced (some discomfort is to be expected in the process), that results did come and over the six months of therapy I regained my ability to drive, I can now go out more, and I’m getting my life back as it was before the accident. I highly recommend Sightwork to anybody who needs them. If you do the work, you will definitely see results. Thank you Cara and Dr. Farnham!
Damon KosofskyDamon Kosofsky
16:57 19 Oct 21
What a great experience at Sightwork. Lauren was amazing! Our 8 yr old saw incredible gains from beginning to end. Highly recommend.
Kay DentonKay Denton
19:54 12 May 21
We had an excellent experience with Sight Works! Everyone was very helpful! I got to see hands on how the exercises work and how they helped my granddaughter. She has improved 100 % and is reading really well and able to stay on task with math. She said this was a really cool place!! Thanks for all your help and encouragement’
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