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. He 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. Dr. Myers 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, he 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.
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.