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All You Need to Know

Vision therapy offers a non-invasive and effective avenue to enhance the symbiotic relationship between your eyes and brain, eliminating the need for surgical interventions. This approach holds the potential to not only optimize your visual perception but also revolutionize the way you interact with the world around you. Under the dedicated guidance of specialized optometric professionals, the vision therapy program delves into the intricacies of eye movement and the brain’s intricate processing of visual input.


Vision therapy involves a thoughtfully curated sequence of exercises and tasks, each meticulously designed to refine your brain’s command over a diverse range of visual challenges. These encompass honing the ability to track moving objects seamlessly, executing precise eye movements accurately, and deciphering visual information with heightened precision. With the aid of systematic instruction and incremental advancement, the journey of vision therapy progressively hones and amplifies these crucial visual skills:


  • Eye Alignment
  • Eye Tracking and Teaming
  • Eye Focusing Abilities
  • Eye Movements
  • Visual Processing


By consistently engaging in these tailored exercises, you’re likely to observe a noticeable enhancement in your visual acuity and the cohesive functioning of your eyes and brain. This transformation extends beyond mere optics; it influences your day-to-day experiences. Whether diving into a book, working on a computer, engaging in sports, or navigating your daily routine, the heightened synchronization between your eyes and brain can significantly enhance your overall quality of life. Embrace vision therapy in Edina and Wayzata, where science, practice, and commitment combine to illuminate a path toward clearer vision. 


Within our esteemed Edina and Wayzata vision therapy clinics, a team of devoted doctors is unwaveringly dedicated to safeguarding your ocular well-being. With their wealth of expertise, they skillfully navigate you through a series of exercises, all meticulously tailored to facilitate your journey towards enhanced vision. Here is a selection of exercises you can engage in during your vision therapy sessions or as part of your prescribed home therapy routine.

Prism or Lens Fixation

This exercise hones your focus on a designated object while engaging with lenses or prisms set at varying angles. This practice sharpens your ability to discern nearby objects and individuals. Regular repetition enhances your visual system’s adeptness at accommodating diverse visual stimuli, resulting in heightened clarity and accuracy when observing objects and people up close.

Computer Programs

Incorporating modern technology, computer-assisted methods blend virtual activities with the foundational concepts of vision therapy. This contemporary approach enables patients to partake in virtual tasks while simultaneously undergoing assessments of their eye coordination, focus, eye movements, and visual processing.


In the context of amblyopia, commonly referred to as a “lazy eye,” a fascinating phenomenon occurs. The brain often downplays or disregards visual signals originating from the weaker eye. However, a transformative solution known as the patching treatment emerges as a beacon of hope in such scenarios. This treatment covers the stronger eye, restricting the volume of information being relayed to the brain. This reduction in input prompts the brain to allocate more significant attention to processing visual cues from the weaker eye.

Vision Rest

For individuals who find themselves immersed in prolonged work or study sessions before computer screens, a valuable technique known as the “20/20/20 rule” emerges as a thoughtful solution. This approach, endorsed by medical professionals, involves a simple yet powerful strategy: every 20 minutes of computer usage, take a brief 20-second break and shift your gaze to an object positioned approximately 20 feet away.


Incorporating this method into your screen-related routine reaps a host of substantial benefits. It protects against the onset of eye strain and fatigue that often accompanies extended screen exposure. The rule acts as a safeguard by periodically interrupting the intense visual engagement, potentially alleviating headaches and fostering an overall sense of comfort during computer-bound tasks. In essence, the “20/20/20 rule” stands as a well-considered strategy that acknowledges the delicate balance between our modern digital lifestyles and our physiological well-being. It underscores the importance of mindful breaks, acting as a guardian of ocular health, mental clarity, and sustained concentration.

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How to Tell if Vision Therapy is Needed

Vision therapy brings many benefits, transcending age barriers and reaching beyond conventional eyeglasses or contact lenses. While it has traditionally been associated with pediatric eye care, its scope has expanded to encompass adults who have sustained head injuries, providing a comprehensive solution to enhance visual capabilities. Even in the context of routine eye examinations, specific underlying issues can profoundly impact areas such as learning, sports performance, or professional pursuits. Should you find yourself navigating challenges in any of these domains, embarking on the journey of vision therapy holds the potential to unveil a path of promising possibilities.
Diverging from the conventional solution of eyewear, vision therapy delves into a broad range of symptoms and delves into various concerns, including:

  • Car Sickness
  • Problems Focusing
  • Chronic Headaches
  • Poor Hand-Eye Coordination
  • Low Comprehension
  • Double Vision
  • Persistent Eye Strain or Fatigue
  • Prolonged Homework Completion
  • Troubles Focusing When Reading
  • Letters Moving
  • Rubbing of Eyes
  • Avoids Certain Activities
  • Eyes Watering When Reading
  • Reduced Attention Span
  • Reverses Letters or Words
  • Behind in Reading Skills

If you or a loved one exhibits any of these symptoms, we strongly recommend contacting our team of doctors. They can perform a comprehensive or pediatric eye exam to assess the need for vision therapy and provide suitable guidance.
comprehensive or pediatric eye exam to determine whether vision therapy would be beneficial.

Locations & Doctors

We take immense pride in our exceptional team of renowned doctors who seamlessly collaborate to provide top-tier eye care to individuals of all age groups. Our doctors are highly respected for fostering strong patient relationships through transparent communication and exceptional expertise. Each patient receives a personalized experience tailored to their eye needs, ensuring valuable and enlightening care. When you choose Art of Optiks, expect a comprehensive and convenient appointment designed meticulously for your unique needs.


We have partnered with Twin Cities Vision Therapy at our Edina and Wayzata branches, led by Dr. Whitman and his dedicated team. Together, we are committed to improving the quality of life for patients of all age groups. Dr. Whitman specializes in helping children and individuals with special needs, providing routine eye exams, contact lens services, and expert management of various eye conditions. With multiple locations, Art of Optiks offers easy access to our comprehensive range of services. Contact us today to begin vision therapy at our Edina and Wayzata locations.

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