Vision Therapy Research

The research is crystal clear: vision therapy works

We’re here to help.

When our patients first learn about vision therapy, they can be skeptical.  It sounds too good to be true.  A non-surgical, effective, lasting treatment for functional vision problems?

We get it.  And while we see the life-changing results of vision therapy every day, we know that when it comes to your family, you want to make absolutely certain you’re making the right decision.  (We feel the same way about our families!)

That’s why we’ve compiled a wealth of research that supports the effectiveness of vision therapy.

Feel free to dive in—and don’t be afraid to ask us questions.

Research Links

Vision Therapy for Children: A Parent’s Guide Dr. Gary Heiting, OD

The Scientific Basis for and Efficacy of Optometric Vision TherapyDr. Kenneth Ciuffreda, OD

Is there any good research to show that vision therapy is effective?  Dr. Dan Fortenbacher, FCOVD

Summary of Research on the Efficacy of Vision Therapy for Specific Visual Dysfunctions – Dr. Jeffrey Cooper, Professor of Clinical Optometry, SUNY College of Optometry

Convergence Insufficiency Treatment Trial (CITT) Study: Comparing in-office Vision Therapy to Pencil Push-ups – Archives of Ophthalmology

Evidence-Based Medicine: Part 1Dr. Leonard Press, FCOVD

Evidence-Based Medicine: Part 2 Dr. Leonard Press, FCOVD

An Open Letter to Dr. XDr. Leonard Press, FCOVD

Vision Therapy & Learning Problems

Best Treatment Determined for Childhood Eye Problem Mayo Clinic

Another Joint Statement Regarding Learning Disabilities, Dyslexia, and Vision – A RebuttalDr. Daniel Lack, OD

Optometric Care of the Struggling Student:  For parents, educators, and other professionalsAmerican Academy of Optometry

Vision Problems of Children with Individualized Education ProgramsDr. Jeffrey Walline & Dr. Erica Johnson Carder, Ohio State University


Vision, Learning, And Dyslexia American Academy of Optometry & American Optometric Association

Dyslexia Study Raises Ire of Eye Docs Review of Optometry


The Amblyopia Library – A Vision Help Initiative

Developments in Amblyopia TreatmentDr. Coralee Mueller

Amblyopia Research Supports Treatment Without Patching Dr. Nate Bonilla-Warford

Amblyopia Research CompilationVision Help Blog, Dr. Len Press, FCOVD

Amblyopia Treatment – Eye Patching Alone is no Longer the Standard of CareDr. Dan Fortenbacher, FCOVD

College of Optometrists in Vision Development (COVD) compilation lists

Position Papers – Several position statements from the American Academy of Optometry and the American Optometric Association

Research Summaries

White Papers

Press Releases



Evidence-Based Medicine: Strabismus Surgery Outcomes Dr. Dominick Maino, FCOVD, MEd

All About Strabismus

The CureDr. Rochelle Mozlin

Strabismus TreatmentDr. Coralee Mueller

Stereo Sue – A Scientist’s Journey to Seeing in 3 DimensionsDr. Sue Barry

Neurologist Sue Barry’s TEDx Talk about her journey with vision therapy as an adult with Strabismus

Eye Doctors Should Work Together to Decide on Strabismus Surgery