Dr. Smith, Tracie, and Katie were all fantastic. The exams were extremely thorough and Dr. Smith has great bedside manner. My young daughter was very scared when we first arrived for our appointment but Dr. Smith made her feel safe and comfortable. Tracie took time to explain everything to us over the phone prior to our visit and gave us a clear understanding of what to expect. Katie was wonderful as well with our little girl and even gave her 2 stickers which my daughter loved. The whole experience was wonderful. I highly recommend this office for all your vision needs.
- Robert R.
Unfortunately for adults with amblyopia, strabismus, or other vision issues (commonly all lumped together and called a “lazy eye”), vision therapy is not typically mentioned as a treatment possibility. I asked eye doctors from the time I was 16 on if there was something that could be done for me, and I’m so thankful that - in my late 30s - one finally mentioned vision therapy. I immediately looked online and found The Center for Vision Development and am so thankful I did. I’ve gained some vision and muscle control in that eye, but I’ve also gained confidence with that awareness and muscle control. I would recommend vision therapy to any adult with eyes that don’t align or don’t work together - if you’ve been told it’s too late or that you had to catch it by eight years old, please come check out vision therapy to see if it could help!
- Stephanie C.
After trying all kinds of specialists and various types of therapists to help our son with his extreme anxiety regarding schoolwork in elementary and middle school, the occupational therapist suggested we try the Center for Vision Therapy here in Austin. Although his vision with glasses was normal, it turned out that they determined that his eyes were not tracking together when he looked at lines of letters on the page! No wonder he was struggling and deeply depressed about school. Throughout high school, he participated in therapy exercises at the Center for Vision Therapy which made a huge improvement in his ability to read and retain information. Before therapy, we had serious doubts as to our son’s ability to go to and succeed in college. However, thanks completely to the Center for Vision Therapy, our son proceeded to graduate with a BS from a major state university. Now, since he is also colorblind, we are about to return to the Center for some prescription Chromagen eyeglasses. Our family is eternally grateful to the Center for identifying our son’s problem and helping him overcome the eye challenges we had no idea he was struggling with.
- Laurel M.
My daughter has been attending Vision Therapy with Doctor Smith since the age of 4, which is when she was diagnosed with several eye disorders including Refractive Amblyopia. Over the years the team at The Center for Vision Development has been both encouraging and helpful. Due to their team and the exercises they have her do, her vision has improved tremendously and her and I are so grateful they got to help me improve over these past few years. If you are looking for a team to help with your vision needs I highly recommend Dr. Smith and her team.
- Percy H.
Center for vision development is a great place and facility. The staffs are so nice, sweet, and patient. Dr. Smith is amazing my son have been going for vision therapy now for almost 2yrs. We have seen so much improvement in he’s vision and the things is able to do now. I highly recommend them if your child is struggling with vision that’s limiting their daily life skills.
- Regina I.
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.”
- Amy K.
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.
- katie s.