Vision Therapy in Denver, NC

Sightwork is a family-friendly vision center that’s dedicated to using advanced vision therapy solutions. These train the brain and eyes to work more effectively, helping correct eyesight issues ranging from childhood developmental roadblocks to age-related processing issues.

What is Vision Therapy?

In many ways, vision therapy is physical therapy for the eyes. We help patients of all ages improve their lives and correct visual imperfections through activities, exercises, and treatment programs designed to assist and enhance communication between the eyes and the brain.

“At Sightwork, we think about vision a little differently. … In here, we think about the visual system and how the eye collects data and sends it to the brain — and what the brain does with that information.”

-Dr. Barker-Assell

What Makes Someone a
Candidate for Vision Therapy?

Your eyesight is more than 20/20 vision: you can see things clearly, and still lose information to physical impairments or interrupted processing. If you or your child is having issues such as turned eye, omitting or misreading words, misidentifying letters, losing place while reading, or double or blurry vision, Sightwork may be able to assist with vision therapy. We use a series of evaluations, including a comprehensive eye exam and two-part functional vision test, to decide if vision therapy is right for you.

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Comprehensive
Eye Exam

The first step is an eye exam, which tests your eye health, acuity, and motor skills. This helps us determine a baseline for your eyes and their health.

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Functional
Vision Test

This two-part test evaluates your ocular motor skills and visual processing: this clarifies which therapies we need to focus on in your treatment plan to reach your goals.

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Customized Vision
Therapy Plan

After we’ve reviewed the information from previous tests, we craft a tailored treatment plan that narrows in on the specific vision concerns.

If you’d like to learn more about our functional vision tests or take our online vision quiz, visit here.

Vision Therapy for Eye-Related Diseases

While there are many treatments for eye diseases, vision therapy is especially useful for correcting eye-related diseases, such as lazy eye, cross eye, and turned eye: issues with the mechanics of the eyes. With an experienced team behind you, vision therapy is often more effective than patching or even surgical procedures.

Vision Therapy for
Reading & Learning

Often, children are misdiagnosed with learning disorders due to reading issues or other problems in the classroom. If you or your child is experiencing a restlessness or inability to focus, it could be due to an inability to properly process the millions of pieces of visual information our brains receive. Vision therapy can help teach the brain to correctly process, improving school and workplace results.

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ADD & ADHD

Vision therapy can help correct many symptoms that appear to be similar to those of ADD & ADHD.

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Autism

Visual problems are common, but often overlooked, for those with autism. Vision therapy can also correct certain behaviors.

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Dyslexia

Parents may mistakenly believe their child has dyslexia, but these symptoms can often be corrected through vision therapy.

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Sensory Disorders

Vision therapy is also useful for relieving and improving symptoms for children with sensory processing disorders.

Traumatic Brain Injury / Concussion Vision Therapy

Vision is a process where the brain takes information from the eyes and converts it into something you can understand. If the brain is damaged or suffers a traumatic injury, vision therapy can help re-teach it to communicate, reducing related symptoms such as headaches, nausea, and inability to focus.

Sports Vision

One major role vision plays in our lives is helping us understand the space we occupy, and how we can move through it. We can work with you or your child to learn where vision can improve in athletic situations, and then formulate a plan to enhance vision and increase performance.

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.”

Google Reviews

Renee
Renee
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 Hare
Ali 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 Runyon
Trevor 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 Kosofsky
Damon 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 Denton
Kay 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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Vision Therapy in Denver, NC

Hours of Operation

Monday: 
8:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Tuesday: 
8:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Wednesday: 
8:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Thursday: 
8:30 AM – 5:30 PM
Friday: 
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Saturday/Sunday: 
Closed