Indiana Vision Development Center, PC is one of the leading visual development and rehabilitation specialty practices in the Nation. Dr. Myers, along with our vision therapists and staff, is dedicated to providing the help for our patients to allow them to acquire improved visual abilities. We take pride in offering individualized optometric vision therapy and applying the principles of neuroscience to help our patients achieve better vision, improved academic abilities and eye-body coordination skills. As a result of these improvements, our patients are empowered to lead more productive lives and to have greater confidence.
Indiana Vision Development Center, PC was founded by Dr. Carl Myers, an optometrist who has developed a passion for developmental vision and rehabilitative vision therapy because of problems with vision performance that led to his own struggles with learning. Dr. Myers graduated from the Indiana University School of Optometry in 1985. Dr. Myers has continued his research of developmental vision and vision rehabilitative therapy through post-graduate studies. He became a Certified Fellow of the College of Vision Development in 2004. He is a Clinical Associate of the Optometric Extension Program Foundation, a member of the Nuro-optometric Rehabilitation Association (NORA), is a member of the College of Syntonic Optometry (CSO), and is a graduate of The Baltimore Academy of Behavioral Optometry and has completed numerous other advanced training seminars. In addition, Dr. Myers is a member of the Learning Disabilities Association (LDA) and the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC.)
We specialize in treating binocular vision, developmental vision and rehabilitative visual deficiencies through doctor supervised, office-based vision therapy. Our approach is an individualized, one-to-one (therapist to patient), in-office program. Dr. Myers, along with our vision therapists help our patients develop their visual abilities by utilizing advanced and innovative technology which are integrated into the everyday lives of each patient. Our approach incorporates coordinated movement, balance, auditory processing and cognitive abilities. This treatment approach results in consistent and effective results for our patient which are life-long. Our therapy program takes into account the goals of our patient and their family. These goals often include success in school, productivity in the workplace, consistency in sports and an overall better quality of life.
As one of only eight doctors in Indiana to have earned Fellowship in the College of Optometrists in Vision Development (FCOVD), Dr. Carl Myers of the Indiana Vision Development Center, PC is a leading specialist in the treatment of learning-related vision problems, eye alignment and visual processing and visually guided performance issues through the use of Vision Therapy. Dr. Myers also works with individuals who have acquired brain injuries (ABI). Such as concussions and other trauma. He also works with individuals who have had a stroke, to help them re-establish or improve their visual performance. Dr. Myers has 31 years of experience in the field of Vision Therapy. Each Vision Therapy program is customized to meet the specific needs of the patient. Dr. Myers also serves as a consultant to area schools and is a sought-after speaker in the area of children’s visual performance.
“Since approximately age 20, I have experienced eye fatigue, blurring, and eventually double vision when reading. Within 3 weeks of beginning vision therapy, I began to notice improvement. By 8 weeks, I could read for 30-40 minutes without strain. By the end of therapy, I can read 45-60 minutes without strain. Most amazingly, when my vision begins to blur, I can make my eyes re-focus and I see the print clearly. I had no idea I could influence my vision.”
"Prior to vision therapy, anything related to schoolwork made our house very stressed. We tried tutoring through summers, Neurofeedback, medication for ADD/ADHD. Each helped a small amount but there was still a big piece missing from this puzzle. Vision therapy has helped us fill in the puzzle. My son doesn’t fight doing homework any longer. He doesn’t get headaches from trying to read. He has confidence in himself and his academic ability for the very first time, and he is a sophomore in high school. I wish we would have found IVDC when he was younger. It would have made his earlier school years much easier.“
“Becky was falling behind in schoolwork and was really struggling. Reading was getting harder and she did not enjoy it. Her twin was excelling at school. Becky was also having trouble in sports. I kept thinking it was vision related but she always tested well 20/20 on conventional eye charts. One day I was looking for another eye chart doctor & saw Dr. Myers’ ad. What a change! Within 10 weeks of vision therapy, her grades improved & the best was her attitude change. Her performance in sports improved, also. She has gained much confidence in herself.”
“My daughter was 15 before we found out about vision therapy and we had struggled in school since she was 7..Unbeknownst to me, her left eye did not come in when trying to look at the bridge of her nose. Since vision therapy, she has been able to move her left eye fully in. She has also gained self-esteem and more confidence. She does better in reading and remembering. Spelling is coming along with some visual and remembering skills she has learned. On her tests, she gets most of them correct on her own now.”
“Vision therapy has helped DJ tremendously. The assessment identified his specific problems and a treatment plan was developed specifically for him. His reading—and enjoyment of reading—has improved dramatically. His teacher was impressed with his improvement. It was well worth the time and money invested. Don’t wait.”
Led by a Fellow of the College of Optometrists
Indiana Vision Development Center is the only optometric practice in Northeast Indiana to be led by a doctor who is a Fellow of the College of Optometrists in Vision Development (FCOVD). The doctor and his therapists have studied with top researchers and practitioners in the field of vision therapy, including completion of advanced training offered through the Optometric Extension Program Foundation (OEPF).
Customized Programs, One-On-One Sessions
Each program is individually designed and monitored by a board certified developmental / behavioral optometrist, not just a “licensed optometrist”, to ensure the maximum benefit to the patient. We also offer customized programs for each visual problem, including strabismus (eye turn) and / or amblyopia (lazy eye), and acquired brain injuries (including both traumatic brain injuries and stroke) which affect visual function. We even have programs which work with athletes to improve their performance.
Because no two vision therapy programs are alike, each session is conducted one-on-one and monitored with timely progress evaluations by the doctor.
We treat the whole person rather than just the eyes
Our vision therapy programs include specific activities to enhance the ability of the individual to use vision to efficiently guide their performance. We begin with a very thorough, step-by-step evaluation of the patient’s visual processes. Then, if it is determined that the individual is not visually functioning at the needed level, a customized program is designed to develop the un-developed or under-developed visual processes. Likewise, in the case of an acquired brain injury (stroke or traumatic brain injury,) we design a program intended to rehabilitate visually guided function. Specifically, we work to improve the ability to use the two eyes together, to move the eyes with control and precision. We further work to improve the individual’s ability to pay attention to their surroundings and to improve their visual perceptual skills. Finally, we work to integrate visual function with other sensory input.
95% Success Rate
We are proud to maintain a success rate of over 95% based upon both the increased visual function measured in our office as well as the surveys completed by our patients and their families at the end of the program.
Indiana Vision Development Center frequently offers free seminars to the public and other professionals such as primary-care optometrists, occupational therapists and educators. We speak frequently at home school meetings and to other parent groups. Dr. Myers is available to speak to your group at no charge-simply contact our office and we will be happy to coordinate the date and time. We also offer a free workshop in our office about once each month–Call today to reserve a spot for our next workshop.