Our Services

We are the greater St. Charles County area's first Vision Therapy based optometry practice 

How would I know if I need to consider Vision Therapy?

Vision Therapy can help patients of ALL AGES!

Developmental:
-Strabismus (eye turn)
-Amblyopia ("lazy eye")
-Learning Related Vision Problems
-Convergence Insufficiency

Enhancement:
-Eye-Hand Coordination
-Vision and Sensory Integration
-Sports Vision

Rehabilitation:
-Concussion/Brain Injury Recovery
-Stroke Rehabilitation
-Sudden onset of double vision
...and more!

Many of our patients are referred to us by other local professionals including primary eyecare optometrists, ophthalmologists, occupational therapists, physical therapists, speech and language pathologists, teachers and para-professionals.

These professionals can often detect the presence of problems related to an individual's vision that may go beyond the need of glasses or contact lenses. We work to communicate with these professionals to ensure comprehensive care.

​Even without a referral from another professional, you may consider vision therapy as a treatment option if you have or have experienced any of the following:

-Holds things very close
-Complains of blurred vision
-Poor reading comprehension
-Says eyes are tired
-Able to read for only a short time
-Has headaches when reading
-Moves head excessively when reading
-Frequently loses place when reading
-Skips lines when reading
-Uses finger to keep place
-Short attention span
-Can't distinguish main idea from insignificant details
-Mistakes words with similar beginnings
-Trouble visualizing what is read
-Poor speller
-Poor recall of visually presented material
-Sloppy handwriting and drawing
-Difficulty staying on lines
-Poor copying skills
-Can respond orally but not in writing
-Trouble learning right from left
-Reverses letters and words
-Trouble writing and remembering letters and numbers
-Trouble learning basic math concepts of size, magnitude, and position
-Difficulty recognizing letters, words, or simple shapes and forms
​-Recent brain injury or concussion
​-Intense sensitivity to light
​-Poor at making eye contact with others



What do I do next?

(1) Call to set up a free 30 minute consultation with Dr. Lant to discuss your case, symptoms, and treatment options to see if Vision Therapy is right for you.

​(2) If it is determined that vision therapy is a viable treatment option, we will schedule a comprehensive vision evaluation and related developmental or performance testing.

(3) Once all the testing information and data have been analyzed, we will meet with you in conference to discuss the testing results and present the propossed Vision Therapy treatment plan. 

Frequently Asked Questions:

​(Q) How long does vision therapy take?
​(A) It depends. Some cases are more complex and may take several months to maybe a year. Before beginning the program, we will give you an estmiate of expected time for completion.


​(Q) Do you accept my insurance for vision therapy?
​(A) Medical insraunce rarely covers Vision Therapy. Due to this reason, we do not take insurance for our vision therapy programs. However, we will provide documentation needed for you to submit claims to your insurance for portions that may be reimbursable. We do accept Vision Plans such as VSP, Eyemed, Spectera, VBA, and Davis for routine eye exams, contact lenses, and glasses, but not for Vision Therapy.

​(Q) How often will I do Vision Therapy?
​(A) Once enrolled in a Vision Therapy program, you will meet at our office once a week for aproximately 60 minutes with a vision therapist who is under the direction of the optometrist. Commonly, four to five therapy procedures will be performed, and home practice will be given. Home practice should take about 10-20 minutes and be performed on at least four days between therapy sessions. Effective practice is essential to therapy success.

​(Q) How much does it all cost?
​(A) Every case is different, and cost will be determined by the complexity of the needed program. Our payment plans are "global," meaning it includes sessions needed, equipment needed, and progress examinations until the goals of the therapy have been met. 

​(Q) If I need glasses, where can I purchase them?
​(A) As primarily a referral-based practice, we strive to develop confidence of our referral sources. If you were referred to us from a eye-care professional, we will work with them to get you the glasses needed to help accomplish our treatment goals. Often these glasses prescriptions may be different than other providers may prescribe and may change over the treatment period.