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Dear Valued Patients of BVC,

As part of our ethical obligation to our community, Birmingham Vision Care and Vision Development Center will be closed starting 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 17. We will reopen at 9:00 a.m. Wednesday, April 1.

We will be available via chat on our website or you may call the office phone number for the emergency pager. We are here to take care of patients with emergencies only. We will not accommodate requests for glasses or contact lenses after 7:00 p.m. on March 17. Thank you for understanding as we do our part to end this crisis quickly.

Sincerely,
Birmingham Vision Care & Vision Development Center

Vision Development Center (located in the Birmingham Vision Care facility) specializes in helping people to achieve the best possible vision through vision therapy. Vision therapy can help people of all ages overcome many visual challenges and has proven to be a highly successful approach for resolving problems which interfere with reading and learning. Vision therapy can also be used to treat and improve eye tracking, focusing skills, eye-hand coordination, convergence, visual memory skills and other vision problems, enhancing visual comfort, performance and ultimately, quality of life.

Binocular Vision Dysfunction

Binocular Vision Dysfunction is a condition where the eyes are unable to align properly. This causes the sufferer to correct or over compensate for this misalignment creating strain on the muscles in the eye because he or she is constantly trying to re-align the eyes to eliminate blurriness and double-vision.

Success Stories

I am Very Happy I've Found This Place and This Treatment

By Vision Development Center | April 22, 2019

What changes have you seen since beginning vision therapy? Miles, through vision therapy, has been able to increase his comprehension regarding the subjects he is studying in 7th grade. He is able to work much more independently now than he used to be able to do. He doesn’t get as stressed out and worried about…

Prescribing Prism

As part of our comprehensive eye exam, Birmingham Vision Care examines every patient’s need for prism. Prism is helpful for some patients who have difficulty with eye alignment or binocular vision dysfunction.

Prism lenses help the eyes to work together. In some patients, one or both eyes may tend to pull up, down, to the left, or to the right. The use of prism in the lenses helps the brain to think the eyes are working together by shifting the image only slightly up, down, left, or right.

The following provides information about some of the many conditions which can be positively affected by Vision Therapy:

AMBLYOPIA

Amblyopia, or Lazy Eye, is the loss or lack of development, of vision in one eye. Amblyopia is unrelated to any eye health problem and is not correctable with lenses. Lazy eye is often associated with crossed eyes. Patients can benefit from Vision Therapy for Amblyopia at any age, however, early detection offers the best chances for results or improvement.

CONVERGENCE INSUFFICIENCY

Convergence insufficiency occurs when your eyes do not properly align while focusing on a near object. When you read or look at a close object, your eyes should converge — turn inward together to focus, resulting in a single image. Vision Therapy can greatly alleviate symptoms patients experience including double vision, strain, fatigue and poor reading comprehension.

DIPLOPIA

Diplopia, or double vision, is the result of both eyes independently focusing on different images instead both eyes being fused into a single picture by the brain. There can be many possible causes for diplopia but once the source is diagnosed, Vision Therapy can be very useful to correct the condition.

LEARNING-RELATED VISION

Difficulties in reading, writing or learning can be the result of a vision problem. Vision Therapy can be used as a non-invasive treatment for children thought to have a learning disorder. With a diagnosis of a vision related problem parents can finally see that a learning disorder really is not the problem, rather a symptom.

POOR BINOCULAR COORDINATION

Binocular Vision is the ability to align both eyes on a visual point and combine the images seen by each eye into a single multidimensional image. Vision Therapy can help these patients train both eyes to be able to work together.

SPORTS VISION IMPROVEMENT

Vision Therapy can help athletes improve their reaction time and eye-hand coordination.
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