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The Center for Vision Development - Offering Excellence In Eye Care

Your Local Optometrist & Private Practice in Austin, Texas

Functional Vision at The Center for Vision Development Austin, 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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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 treat dyslexia, amblyopia, strabismus, focusing problems, binocular problems, eye movement dysfunction and visual perception dysfunction.

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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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Meet Our Eye Doctor, Dr. Denise Smith

Meet our eye doctor in Austin, Texas. We offer a full range of eye health services to clients of all ages – all with personalized attention and a smile. In our eye care clinic, every patient is treated warmly and effectively. Individualized attention is the foundation of our care, to ensure that your eyes remain healthy. We’re dedicated to optimizing your vision!

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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 neuro-plasticity 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.

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Since our opening in 2004, our practice has grown to offer vision therapy and is dedicated to the specialties of developmental, behavioral, and neuro-optometry. We offer offer a comprehensive approach to vision development, learning disabilities, strabismus and amblyopia, attention deficit disorders, and traumatic brain injury.


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


Call us or request to book a functional vision assessment 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.