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The Family Eye Site

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18503 Pines Blvd Suite 205
Pembroke Pines, FL 33029
Phone: (954) 430-8330
Fax: (954) 430-3638

Office Hours

DayMorningAfternoon
Monday9:00am6:00pm
Tuesday9:00am6:00pm
Wednesday9:00am7:00pm
Thursday2:00pm6:00pm
Friday10:00am5:00pm
Saturday9:00am2:00pm
SundayClosedClosed
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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

Dr Pearl is caring and warm and provides excellent eye care services. His staff is professional. I felt welcomed from my first visit and that has never changed.

- Yvonne T / Pembroke Pines, FL


Dr. Kennedy and his staff were amazing. I've been seeing him since 2008, and he is the only doctor that has had the patience to help me get the right prescription since I had a corrective eye procedure many years ago. My eyes are very different but I am really satisfied with the care and throughness of every exam he does on me. His new office is closer to me which makes it more convenient. His staff was very friendly and kind. I received an email and post card letting me know of his new location. I also recieved text message reminders for my last appointment. I would recommend Dr. Kennedy and his attentive staff to anyone.

- Martha Beckenstein


Sevice very fast and efficient in a timely matter. I came in last Tuesday morning and recieved my new pare off glasses the following Wednesday afternoon!

- David Figueroa


Dr. Kennedy has great bedside manners and resolved my issue quickly. I highly recommend him and his helpful staff!

- Kailey MacNamara


Really cool Doc, very thorough with his eye exams, takes time to connect with his patients and doesn't try to rip you off. Staff are professional and super nice!!

- Sagi Varghese


Office Hours

DayMorningAfternoon
Monday9:00am6:00pm
Tuesday9:00am6:00pm
Wednesday9:00am7:00pm
Thursday2:00pm6:00pm
Friday10:00am5:00pm
Saturday9:00am2:00pm
SundayClosedClosed

Meet the Optometrist

Meet The Optometrist Dr. Caleb Kennedy is an optometric physician and the new optometrist at The Family Eye Site. Dr. Kennedy has practicing in Pembroke Pines, Florida since 2008. Read More

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