Vision Therapy in Greater Lowell

Who is a Candidate for Vision Therapy?

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Is Vision Therapy Right for You?

Vision therapy is a transformative solution for many individuals dealing with various visual challenges. To determine if you or a loved one is a suitable candidate for vision therapy, it's essential to understand the symptoms and conditions that may benefit from this specialized approach.

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Typical Candidates for Vision Therapy

  • Children Struggling in School

    Children who exhibit difficulties with reading, writing, or maintaining attention in class may benefit from vision therapy. If a child is underperforming in school and conventional interventions have not yielded the desired results, vision therapy may be the solution.

  • Adults with Visual Discomfort

    Adults who experience frequent eye strain, headaches, or visual discomfort during reading, computer work, or other visual tasks may be candidates for vision therapy. These symptoms can often be linked to underlying vision problems that therapy can address.

  • People with Binocular Vision Issues

    Vision therapy can often improve problems with binocular vision, such as strabismus (crossed eyes) or amblyopia (lazy eye). Adults and children may benefit from treatment and exercises designed to align their eyes and improve visual function.

  • Convergence or Focusing Problems

    Individuals with focusing challenges or who struggle with convergence (the ability to bring both eyes together) — which can affect reading and other close-up tasks — may find relief and improved visual comfort through vision therapy.

  • Visual Processing Disorders

    Vision therapy can strengthen the brain-eyes connection and benefit those with difficulties processing visual information, which can impact perception and comprehension.

  • Post-Concussion Vision Problems

    Following a concussion, some individuals experience visual symptoms such as double vision or tracking difficulties. Vision therapy can help in regaining visual function and comfort post-TBI.


Vision Therapy in Greater Lowell

Our optometry practice in Greater Lowell

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Hours
  • Monday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tuesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Wednesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Thursday 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
    1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Friday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
Insurance Plans
  • VSP
  • Medicare
  • United Healthcare
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • EyeMed
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield

Personalized Treatment

Vision therapy is not a one-size-fits-all approach. Each therapy program is tailored to the individual's specific needs and challenges. Whether you're a child struggling in school or an adult dealing with visual discomfort, vision therapy offers a personalized path to visual success.

While the above indicators can provide insight into whether vision therapy might be beneficial, it's crucial to undergo a professional evaluation by an experienced optometrist or vision therapist. A comprehensive eye exam is necessary to uncover any underlying vision issues and determine whether vision therapy is the appropriate treatment.

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Patient Reviews
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- Jul. 12, 2023
Great eye care. Very helpful and friendly staff. Dr. Sikalis is an amazing Optometrist. Highly recom... mend.
- Mar. 21, 2023
Great experience! My concerns were listened to and everything was explained very clearly to help wit... h my dry eyes. Tori and Debbie were extremely helpful when I was picking out glasses. I'm very indecisive and they both had great patience and gave me great advice!
- Nov. 12, 2022
Very professional. Well organized. Dr. Sikalis takes time to explain everything to you. Great plac... e!!
- Nov. 09, 2022
Very thorough with eye exams and staff is so warm and friendly!
- Oct. 07, 2022
A long term patient of Steve Sikalis, I can’t say enough about the care and consideration I receiv... e. Steve takes the time to explain everything to me and I know he joins me in advocating for my eye health. Proficient and friendly; that’s what I want in my health care professionals. Dr Sikalis is all that and more.
- Sep. 28, 2022
Very nice stuffs. . On time appointments. Happy to be there .
- Jul. 28, 2022
Been going here for years. Staff is always pleasant, and Dr. Sikalis is wonderful!
- Jul. 27, 2022
Loved
- Jun. 29, 2022
I brought my dad here as a new patient, Dr. Harney is very efficient, took his time and explain ever... ything relating to diabetic eye disease.
- Apr. 28, 2022
Very friendly coming in. The doctor took time in explaining his findings and what they meant. Friend... ly with helping pick out glasses.
- Apr. 07, 2022
Dr Chris K is such an awesome human being. He has taken care of my dad and daughter’s eyes for yea... rs. The team is amazing at this practice. I strongly recommend Advanced Eye Care Associates.
- Mar. 30, 2022
The staff was kind and efficient! I would definitely recommend Advanced Eye Associates!
- Mar. 17, 2022
I really liked this place and was comfortable being there.. very nice people here.. would definitely... recommend it
- Feb. 21, 2022
Very friendly, very efficient, thorough eye exam. Doctor took the time to talk and explain. Everyb... ody works together seamlessly - it is obviously a very well-run office, and it is also obvious that everybody loves working there and being a part of the team. Wife had diabetes, glaucoma, and other conditions. She went here for several years and loved them and the care she got. They took good care of her, and she - and I - couldn't say enough nice things about them.
- Feb. 17, 2022
Dr Sikalis is an excellent educator on your eye health and well-being. Glad I found this office many... years ago.
- Feb. 01, 2022
Gone there for years, everyone is so nice and helpful!
- Jan. 28, 2022
They are very friendly ,very professional They explained everything to me what's going on I was very... pleased with the service i would recommend it to everyone.
- Jan. 25, 2022
I had the BEST experience at Advanced Eye Care with Dr. Karalekas! I was in need of an immediate ap... pointment, and found this practice on the VSP website under their premier office listings. The staff was extremely professional and helpful, and booked a same-day appointment for my emergency. Dr. Karalekas was kind, empathetic, and had a wonderful manner with me as a patient. He addressed all my concerns and was able to refer me to a specialist (also the same day!) for a second opinion on my issue. The staff at Advanced Eye Care Associates was wonderful and I'll be switching my routine wellness visits to this office. I was so pleased and happy to have found this practice on a quick search, and am looking forward to receiving my regular care here. Thank you again from a very satisfied NEW patient!!!
- Jan. 05, 2022
I had my first visit with Advanced Eye Care yesterday and was pleasantly surprised. The tech explain... ed each test in detail and what they do even though this wasn't my first eye exam. Doctor Harney took the time to listen to me and explained the test results. He was friendly and professional and I'll be using this practice for my eye exams from now on!
- Dec. 24, 2021
I've been to quite a few eye Dr over the years and none have compared to Advanced Eye Care. Dr Kara... likas is the best! He genuinely cares about his patients and work. And the staff is always pleasant and very helpful. I highly recommend.

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Schedule Your Appointment Today!

Together, we can determine if vision therapy is the right choice to enhance your visual skills and overall quality of life. Vision therapy opens the door to a world of clearer, more comfortable vision and a brighter future.

If you or someone you know is experiencing any of these indicators or visual challenges, consider scheduling an eye exam and consultation with our experienced Advanced EyeCare Associates team.

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