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Vision Correction

Restore Eye Care & Eye Gym in State College provides treatment, consultation and referrals for these common vision correction surgeries and procedures.

Vision correction is a general term used to describe a variety of optometric techniques for correcting less-than-perfect vision. For your convenience, we have included a brief description of some of the most common vision correction procedures offered at Restore Eye Care & Eye Gym. in State College. For more specific information about lenses and frames or contacts, please visit their respective pages.

Vision Therapy

Vision Therapy is a series of vision exercises designed to improve eye coordination, movement, focusing and visual perceptual skills. It can be done by our professional staff twice a week in our office, or we can set you up for home based vision therapy.

Signs of vision problems are often overlooked, especially in children. Dysfunctional visual efficiency can contribute to learning difficulties and attention problems.

Symptoms to look for include: squinting, closing one eye, head turn or unusual head position, eyestrain or headaches, complaints of double vision, blur, the appearance that the letters are moving around on the page, frequent loss of place when reading, reading or writing left to right, difficulty recognizing letter reversals (“b” versus “d”) or word reversals (“was” versus “saw”), and slow speed completing assignments.

A professional evaluation by our doctors, based on standardized testing, can determine if you have binocular vision, focusing, eye movement, or visual perceptual problems. Based on the results of these evaluations, recommendations will be made regarding eye glasses, vision therapy, or modifications by the school. If desired, our doctors will send a written report to you, your school, and any other professional requested.

We typically start out with a full eye examination. If needed, a binocular vision assessment and visual perceptual evaluation are completed. It may take two or more office visits to gather all the required information. Vision therapy can be achieved by a series vision exercises both in the doctors’ office and at home to strengthen muscles and neurological pathways necessary for vision and learning.

Vision Therapy programs typically take three to six months. At the completion of your vision therapy, Our doctors will perform a post therapy evaluation to document your achievement.

More information regarding vision therapy can be found at http://www.covd.org/.

Low Vision Rehabilitation

Low vision is a general term that refers to a partial loss of vision that cannot be adequately corrected with eyeglasses, contact lenses, medications or surgery. Common causes of low vision include macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, inherited retinal degenerative diseases, glaucoma and optic nerve atrophy.

Low vision therapy typically includes an evaluation of the patient’s visual abilities, prescription of low vision devices and training in their use. The goal is to maximize the use of the patient’s available vision for reading, writing, hobbies and work-related tasks such as working at a computer.

The doctors at Restore Eye Care & Eye Gym cooperate with the Bureau of Blindness and Visual Services, North Central Sight Services, the Sight Loss Support Group of Central PA, and your primary eye doctor to provide comprehensive care.


LASIK (Laser-Assisted in Situ Keratomileusis) is a surgical procedure that uses a laser beam to reshape the cornea. Patients who are nearsighted, farsighted or astigmatic may benefit from this type of procedure.

While millions of patients have seen successful results from LASIK, the procedure is not right for everyone. Your optometrist will need to thoroughly examine your eyes to determine which type of vision correction best fits your needs.

Restore Eye Care & Eye Gym has the experience and equipment necessary to provide treatment, consultation and referrals for the vision correction procedures and surgeries detailed above at our office in State College. Schedule an appointment with your eye care provider, and we will be in touch with you shortly.

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