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Your Specialty Eye Care Center in Austin & Waco, TX

Founded in 2004, we are proud to be Austin’s most established Vision Therapy Clinic.

Our clinic will ensure you and your children enjoy your lives to the fullest with advanced eye care and the smiles and attention to detail we are famous for!

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Vision Therapy and Myopia Management at The Center for Vision Development

What Is Vision Therapy?

Are you a parent concerned with your child’s ability to focus, read, and learn?
Have you experienced dizziness, double vision, and a poorer quality of life after a traumatic brain injury, stroke, or other neurological event?

Dr. Allison Orr and Dr. Denise Smith offer advanced customized vision therapy programs with the goal of developing and restoring full visual function to children and adults alike.

What Is Myopia Management?

Is your child myopic? Are you concerned your child’s short-sightedness is worsening?

Myopia is not just an inconvenience, but also increases a child’s risks of serious sight-threatening eye diseases later in life, such as glaucoma, retinal detachment and macular degeneration.

Dr. Allison Orr and Dr. Denise Smith offer Myopia Management options to control or even stop your child’s myopia from progressing. Myopia management may even allow your child to achieve clear vision, without the use of daytime glasses or contact lenses.

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Have never had binocular vision. Either eye can dominate. Eye refraction was always a struggle until I met Dr. Smith. Her patience has insured accurate lenses for my eyes
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- George W.
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Vision Therapy in Austin, TX

Vision therapy is an individually tailored regimen of eye exercises to improve visual functioning and retrains the brain and eyes to work as a team, to interpret visual input more accurately.

Vision therapy can successfully treat lazy eye (amblyopia), eye turns (strabismus), improve eye focusing and binocular problems, eye movements, visual perception, and can be the solution for patients diagnosed with dyslexia and attention difficulties.

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Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation

Neuro-optometric rehabilitation is an individualized treatment program for those with visual problems caused by traumatic brain injuries, such as concussion and head injuries from sports, and other neurological insults, including stroke and brain tumors.

Neuro-optometry improves the brain to eye communication to improve the visual skills, leading to reduced double vision, dizziness and headaches and improvements in balance, gait, visual information processing, cognitive skills, visual memory, motor skills, and more.

The Intersection of Neurology and Optometry

Neuro-optometric rehabilitation therapy is a form of vision therapy that deals with vision rehabilitation following brain injury. It applies the latest methods and treatments of neuroplasticity and vision function to help patients develop or regain the essential visual skills necessary for learning and optimal daily function.

An undiagnosed vision condition, or one resulting from a traumatic brain injury, can result in the following problems:

  • Double vision
  • Blurred vision
  • Eye-teaming and eye-tracking problems
  • Visual field loss
  • Extreme sensitivity to light (photophobia)
  • Eye focusing problems

As part of an interdisciplinary approach, neuro-optometric rehabilitation therapy is a well-established and highly effective method used to treat the underlying vision function issues responsible for the problems listed above.


Since our opening in 2004, our practice has grown to offer vision therapy, neuro-optometric rehabilitation, sports vision and myopia management.

We offer a comprehensive approach to vision development, learning disabilities, strabismus and amblyopia, attention deficit disorders, sports vision, myopia, and traumatic brain injury.


The Center for Vision Development is an independently owned private practice, with offices in Austin and Waco, TX we specialize in children's eye care.

We are committed to an open line of communication and positively believe in practicing with a patient-centered approach, we ensure that our patients feel welcome, respected and listened to.


If you have concerns regarding your child's vision, click here to identify the signs that your child could benefit from our comprehensive range of children's eye care.

We look forward to helping you or your child achieve full visual function, which can lead to increased success at school, confidence and a higher quality of life.

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