Henderson Vision Centre

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More Than Eye Exercises

You might think of vision as a passive process, but that isn’t entirely true. In fact, many aspects of vision are learned behaviours we acquire during our formative years. Vision therapy helps you relearn and practice these skills when they have deteriorated.

Vision therapy differs from standard “eye exercises,” which are generally performed by people without relevant medical qualifications. Some eye exercises take place during retail vision screenings, while others are meant to be taken home and practiced without supervision. Conversely, vision therapy occurs under an optometrist’s supervision and is based on data-driven scientific research.

If you are in need of vision therapy, visit us today so that we may refer you to a vision therapy specialist.

Vision therapy generally includes a series of in-office sessions that range from 30 minutes to an hour. Sessions may take place once or twice a week and sometimes include homework. Optometrists are always present during sessions and may use the following tools:

  • Balance boards
  • Timed electronic targets
  • Therapeutic lenses
  • Occluders or eyepatches
  • Prisms and filters

Vision therapy cannot increase your visual acuity (or sharpness). However, it can greatly improve several visual skills, such as tracking moving objects or interpreting visual information. As a result, patients who undergo vision therapy may experience the following improvements:

  • Increased comfort while performing visual tasks (such as reading)
  • Increased ease when performing vision-based activities
  • Greater efficiency processing visual information

long as a person has eyesight. Vision therapy may also be particularly useful for children who struggle with their visual skills. However, it can be difficult to recognize that a child needs vision therapy without professional assistance.

An estimated 10% of all children have vision problems that inhibit their learning abilities in school, but school vision screenings are often insufficient to detect these challenges. Children’s eye exams with a qualified optometrist can identify problems that these screenings miss, after which vision therapy may be recommended.

Where Can You Find Us?

You can find us in the River East Plaza, between Safeway and Booster Juice, and across from Tim Hortons. We have plenty of parking available on-site.

Our Address

Unit 1B – 1439 Henderson Hwy
Winnipeg, MB R2G 1N3

Contact Information

Phone: (204) 809-4322
Fax: (204) 339-1272
[email protected]

Hours of Operation

Monday
8:30 AM5:30 PM
Tuesday
8:30 AM5:30 PM
Wednesday
8:30 AM5:30 PM
Thursday
8:30 AM7 PM
Friday
9 AM4 PM
Saturday
9 AM3 PM
Sunday
Closed

*Please note we are CLOSED on Saturdays of long weekends and for the months of July and August.

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