Vision Care for Special Needs
OCVT provides the most up-to-date and comprehensive care for individuals requiring special attention.
If you’ve been searching for a special needs optometrist near you, it’s time to meet with the experienced developmental optometrists at the Optometry Center for Vision Therapy. We have practices in the Austin and San Antonio area, but patients from all over Texas travel to see us.
Our doctors and vision therapists treat vision problems in both children and adults with special needs. This includes individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), attention-deficit hyperactive disorder (ADHD), Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, Fragile X Syndrome, and hearing and visual impairments, including dyslexia and learning problems. Medical research indicates that individuals with these conditions have a higher incidence of the following vision conditions:
- High Refractive Error (nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism)
- Learning-related vision problems
- Eye Tracking, Teaming and Focusing Deficiencies
- Eye Turns and Lazy Eyes
- Internal and External Eye Health Problems
Your OCVT optometrist has post-doctoral training in caring for individuals with special needs, and your doctor’s goal is to understand your individualized visual needs to promote optimal development, education, function and comfort. During your exam, your special needs eye doctor will administer non-response dependent tests to determine appropriate diagnosis and treatment. Recommended treatments may include vision correction (glasses/contacts), vision therapy, environmental modifications, and referrals to other specialists to assist in your recovery plan.
Ensuring You Receive the Best Care
We recognize that continuity of care is essential to your success. We are more than happy to collaborate with the multidisciplinary team of educational and health professionals involved in your care. Upon your request, we will:
- Arrange consultations with other professionals
- Provide comprehensive reports, including visual modification recommendations to facilitate maximum potential
OCVT is dedicated to making sure you get the best care possible. We work with respected doctors in other fields to create optimal vision outcomes. Please note that our practice is ADA compliant. For a specific request regarding your visit, please contact us.
Education about Vision for Children with Special Needs
Dr. Larson’s post-doctorate research concentrated on autism spectrum disorder and ADHD. She has presented to national organizations and at healthcare continuing education seminars about vision management as it relates to autism spectrum disorder and ADHD. Dr. Larson will consider requests for presentations. Please call or send an electronic request if you’re interested in a presentation from Dr. Larson.
Schedule a Consultation with OCVT
Don’t wait to deal with visual problems related to special needs. Childhood is the best time to treat visual problems with the help of a developmental optometrist and a personalized treatment plan. OCVT’s special needs eye doctors know what you require for effective treatment. We use a patient-focused philosophy and utilize the latest treatment methods for our patients. We have experience working with visual problems for children and adults with special needs and are ready to help you with treatment today. Contact us by phone or in the office, or fill out our short form today to request a consultation appointment.