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

Thank you to our thousands of patients for your trust and loyalty over the last 17 years!

Vision Therapy and Myopia Management at The Center for Vision Development—Austin and Waco, Texas

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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Dr. Allison Orr OD, FAAO

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Reviews From Our Patients

Over the course of 6 years, we have made made the 6 hour round-trip to CVD countless times. Dr. Smith & her staff have helped my now teen-age son in more ways than words can describe. With therapy and help from Dr. Smith, he has worked himself out of bifocals, daily headaches, illegible handwriting, balance issues, the inability to track moving objects, lack of peripheral vision, trouble reading, and so many more issues. His school and sports performance have improved drastically, as has his level of self-confidence. The entire staff has always been friendly, and eager to help us every step of the way. We are so grateful for the all that Dr. Smith & the CVD staff have done for us through the years, and thankful that we didn’t listen when educators and other doctors told us that the issues our son faced were just from being “young and immature.”
4 weeks ago
- Amy K.
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Vision Therapy

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 amblyopia, 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.

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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, 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.

Our Eyecare Services are the Solution you have been Seeking


The Center for Vision Development is an independently owned 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 for a functional vision assessment, neuro-rehabilitation examination or assessment for myopia management today. 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. Myopia management may also reduce the risk of your child suffering with a sight-threatening eye condition later in life.

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