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Center of Vision Development, Pllc

Primary Location
1445 East 10th Street
Cookeville, TN 38501
Phone: 931-372-2020
Fax: 931-372-2572

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Monday8:00 AM5:00 PM
Tuesday8:00 AM5:00 PM
Wednesday8:00 AM5:00 PM
Thursday8:00 AM5:00 PM
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Vision TherapyMany vision problems do not require surgery for correction. In these situations, vision therapy is typically an option. Vision therapy is a form of physical therapy used on the eyes and brain. It is designed to resolve vision problems that can contribute to learning disabilities. This therapy can also be used an effective treatment for problems like lazy eye, crossed eyes, or double vision.

Common Questions about Vision Therapy

There is more to vision therapy than simply strengthening the eyes. It also enhances the neurological connections between the eyes and the brain. Eyes are the windows of the brain. It directly influences sight based on how it interprets images received. A healthy connection between the eyes and the brain is essential for good eyesight.

Here are answers to frequently asked questions about the nature of vision therapy:

How does vision therapy work?

It uses progressive vision exercises performed under the supervision of your eye care provider. Each set of exercises is tailored to meet the individual visual needs of a patient. These exercises are done 1-2 times per week in sessions lasting 30 minutes to a full hour. The exercises are designed to continue until visual processing problems show improvement.

What is the purpose of the vision exercises?

Vision exercises are designed to help patients improve basic visual skills that connect the eyes with the brain. These exercises can improve visual efficiency by changing how a patient interprets images. This helps them see and understand images correctly.

Do these exercises simply strengthen eye muscles?

Nothing about vision therapy is centered on strengthening eye muscles. These muscles can be strengthened through orthoptics if they need strengthening. This therapy is all about improving vision problems that may interfere with learning by strengthening the neurological pathways between the eyes and the brain.

What is the first step in a vision therapy program?

A comprehensive vision exam is necessary before starting therapy. Following the exam, your eye care provider can determine whether or not this type of therapy is the recommended treatment for your vision problems.

Is there scientific evidence that it really works?

It does work. Studies on vision therapy show it is effective in improving the lives of patients. Data shows that this therapy can improve visual function enough to keep it from interfering with a patient's ability to absorb information and learn. In its own sphere, this therapy is as effective as physical therapy or occupational therapy.

Who typically needs vision therapy?

It can be a useful tool for helping children and adults alike. Children with learning or reading problems can benefit from the vision boost these exercises provide. Eyeglasses are not the solution when the problem is visual processing. These problems can't be detected without tests done by an eye doctor. Adults can see vision improvement through this therapy as well. It can help curb eye-strain related vision processing problems brought on by working with computers all day.

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Testimonial

"Kasey always greets us with a smile, Amanda is an amazing therapist and Dr Clopton is so knowledgeable. And these are only a few of the incredible staff at Center of Vision. Every single member of his staff is wonderful. I can not say enough about the people that are a part of this practice. Not to mention the work they do is life changing. 
They changed our lives. We are forever grateful for them."

~Beth Ann Quigly 

"I can't imagine taking my family anywhere else for our vision care.

We first visited years ago, and I fell in love with Dr. Clopton then for his family-oriented philosophies and his fantastic ways of making the kids feel comfortable and valued.

We recently got a new insurance policy, and I was stoked to see that Dr. Clopton was on the list of providers. Our entire family just got our annual check-ups and I was immediately reminded of why I adore this practice so much.

The building is beautiful, and the staff is super-friendly. It always brings a smile to my face to see how warm and welcoming every employee is towards all the kids coming in either for vision or therapy services. The entire environment is very supportive.

The waiting room is quite comfortable with high-quality furnishings and a beautiful fish tank. They also have a kids' waiting room with plenty of awesome toys and comfy seating for the adults.

We've never waited more than a few minutes to be seen. The examinations are thorough, and he explains everything along the way. Dr. Clopton has an amazing way with kids that is rarely paralleled in the medical community. He is an extremely valuable asset to the Upper Cumberland area, and I am grateful our vision care is in his hands.

As for your glasses if you need them, I always recommend picking out frames BEFORE your eyes are dilated. The lady that works in that section is very helpful, and has the patience of a saint for working with us as we picked out what we needed.

In closing, this practice is absolutely fantastic. Whether you need vision services from Dr. Clopton, or are seeking other therapy services from the rest of the gang, you won't regret your decision to work with these guys!"

~Gretchen Kristina Detwiler 

Office Hours

DayMorningAfternoon
Monday8:00 AM5:00 PM
Tuesday8:00 AM5:00 PM
Wednesday8:00 AM5:00 PM
Thursday8:00 AM5:00 PM
Friday8:00 AM5:00 PM
SaturdayClosedClosed
SundayClosedClosed

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  • 931-372-2020
  • 1445 East 10th Street Cookeville, TN 38501
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