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The Center for Vision Development - Offering Excellence In Eyecare

Functional Vision at The Center for Vision Development -
Your Local Optometrist & Private Practice in Austin and Waco, Texas

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?
We offer advanced vision solutions with the goal of developing and restoring full visual function to children and adults alike.

What Is Functional Vision?

Visual function goes far beyond simply having 20/20 sight. Proper visual function can only occur when the eyes and brain work together as a team to focus, track, and perceive the world in motion around us. Neuro-optometrists help patients retrain the brain and eyes to work together as a team to accurately interpret the world without headaches, strain, blurriness, or dizziness.

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Dr. Denise Smith OD

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Reviews From Our Patients

Dr. Smith, Dr. Orr, the vision therapists and staff have been wonderful to work with. They have been so thorough in evaluating my daughter’s vision, educating me and communicating about everything from scheduling to specifics of the therapy programs. I would highly recommend the Center for Vision Development.
1 week ago
- katie s.
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Vision Therapy/Developmental Optometry

Vision therapy is an individually tailored regimen of eye exercises made to improve visual functions and retrain the brain to interpret visual input more accurately.

Vision therapy can successfully treat amblyopia, strabismus, reduced focusing, binocular problems, eye movement dysfunction, visual perception difficulties, and the visual issues often found in dyslexia.

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Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation

Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation is an individualized treatment program for those with visual problems caused by physical disabilities, traumatic brain injuries (i.e. concussion), and other neurological insults (stroke, etc.).

Neuro-optometry reduces double vision, improves balance, gait, visual information processing, cognitive skills, visual memory, motor skills, and more.

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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.

A Comprehensive Approach to VT and Myopia Management


Since our opening in 2004, our practice has grown to offer vision therapy and myopia management. We offer a comprehensive approach to vision development, learning disabilities, strabismus and amblyopia, attention deficit disorders, and traumatic brain injury.

We’re Here to Help


The Center for Vision Development is a private practice that specializes in advanced vision therapy, neuro-optometric rehabilitation and myopia management. We are committed to transparency, with an open line of communication. We positively believe in practicing with a patient-centered approach, we ensure that our patients feel welcome, respected and listened to.

We are Currently Enrolling New Patients!


Call us or request to book a functional vision assessment or examination for myopia management today. We look forward to helping you or your child achieve full visual function, which can lead to increased success, confidence and a higher quality of life.

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