We’re honored that so many highly regarded professionals refer their patients to Minnesota Vision Therapy Center for treatment.
These professionals are truly a lifeline for the families we serve.
Professional Referral Sources
Optometrists are often the first to identify symptoms of a functional vision problem. However, many eye doctors do not screen or ask patients about the symptoms of a functional vision problem, so we hold those who do in very high regard. Too often their patients have seen several eye care professionals who did not look for functional vision problems and did not refer them to get help.
Eye doctors often get patients for life just by recognizing and referring for possible functional vision problems and they become a hero to their patients.
Teachers & Educators
When it comes to functional vision problems, teachers are on the front lines. They are absolutely essential to identifying children who can benefit from vision therapy.
And our patients always remember the teacher who changed their lives forever with a referral.
Occupational Therapists & Physical Therapists
The signs, symptoms, and treatment for functional visual problems often overlap with those of patients in Occupational Therapy (OT) and Physical Therapy (PT). In fact, because vision is the dominant sense and overrides all other sensory input, therapists often have trouble moving ahead with their programs if the visual system is giving the patient the wrong information.
Some OTs and PTs may assume there is nothing else they can do for the patient, but others realize that functional vision problems are causing roadblocks. Once they refer to us to have those problems treated, OTs and PTs may find that they can move forward with their program and get even better results once the functional vision problems are resolved.
Psychologists & Neuropsychologists
When children and adults suffer from learning or emotional problems, they are often referred to psychologists for evaluation. Psychologists who recognize the symptoms of functional vision problems can refer their patients for evaluation and treatment to alleviate the anxiety, anger, and frustration experienced when the visual system is the problem.
Neuropsychologists are uniquely positioned to be heroes to their patients since their testing usually screens for visual processing and visual-spatial problems. We applaud the professionals who can look outside the box, identifying and making referrals for functional vision problems.
Complimentary Professional Seminars
Minnesota Vision Therapy Center offers a variety of professional seminars—and we come to you!
We customize these seminars to your profession as well as your timeframe and the unique needs of your group. Continuing education credits are available for some professions.
Our seminars are free! (Travel expenses may apply.)
Here are a few things we cover during a typical seminar:
- The difference between eyesight and vision
- How to identify visual skills that are necessary for learning
- How to identify symptoms of functional vision problems
- How functional vision problems interfere with learning
- How vision therapy corrects functional vision problems
- When to refer for vision therapy
This is just a snapshot of what we’re able to address in one of our seminars. Please fill out a form below for more information.