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Welcome to Northwest Vision Development Center.

Your Vision Therapy Resource in Bellingham, WA

Dr. Charron and our team strive to offer the best in vision therapy services. Our vision therapy services include a variety of non-invasive physical therapy techniques to improve vision and resolve visual issues. Both children and adults can suffer from visual problems that hinder activities like reading, schoolwork, and more. Northwest Vision Development Center can provide unique, custom-designed vision therapy solutions for individuals who suffer from a various visual conditions. Vision therapy techniques are generally easy to perform and painless, and only require time and effort.

High Quality Vision Therapy Services

Vision therapy includes a variety of strengthening and training exercises for your eyes and brain. While vision therapy is not designed to strengthen your eye muscles since they are generally very strong on their own, it is a type of physical therapy that involves a variety of different visual exercises. It can be done both in our office and at home, and can help resolve many types of visual problems with repeated use over time. Some examples of vision therapy include but are not limited to: Eye patches; Corrective lenses, including glasses and/or contact lenses; Special prism lenses; Vision exercises both in-office and at home; Vestibular devices (balance boards); and Specialized computer programs.

If you have been previously diagnosed with visual problems like amblyopia or crossed eyes, or are currently experiencing visual difficulties like double or reduced vision, contact Dr. Charron today. During your first appointment at Northwest Vision Development Center, we will complete a comprehensive visual evaluation to make a diagnosis. Dr. Charron will perform various tests in order to analyze your vision needs and the health of your eyes, and will make a customized recommendation for vision services based on your individual condition. Call us at (360) 393-4479 today or schedule an appointment online.

Office Hours

Our Regular Schedule

Northwest Vision Development Center

Monday:

10:00 am-1:00 pm

2:00 pm-6:00 pm

Tuesday:

10:00 am-1:00 pm

2:00 pm-6:00 pm

Wednesday:

10:00 am-1:00 pm

2:00 pm-6:00 pm

Thursday:

10:00 am-1:00 pm

2:00 pm-6:00 pm

Friday:

10:00 am-1:00 pm

2:00 pm-6:00 pm

Saturday:

Closed

Sunday:

Closed

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Testimonials

Reviews From Our Satisfied Patients

  • "We just completed six months of vision therapy for our nine year old. Although the daily activities were a commitment, we have seen amazing results. My daughter looked forward to working with the staff each week. It was well worth the time commitment to see my daughter jump from a level 3 reader to Harry Potter in a six month time period. Keep up the good work NW vision development!"
    Julie F.
  • "Very helpful and friendly staff! They answered all my questions and very informative."
    Sarah M.
  • ""I have always experienced mental fatigue after about an hour in front of the computer. In recent years, certain activities had become more difficult. I was no longer zipping down a flight of stairs, because my sense of balance had declined. Also, I could no longer thread a needle in two seconds. Worst of all, I had severe migraine headaches. They began after my head injury thirty years ago. As a reading specialist, I often refer students for eye therapy. What a surprise to learn that I had developed a vision problem, and needed vision therapy! After three months of therapy, the migraine headaches decreased in frequency and intensity. Dr Charron had hoped this would be the case. I have tried many things options without success, and am thrilled to be getting back a reliable quality of life!"
    Carola
  • "Before vision therapy, Olivia complained of not being able to see well in class. She would partially close her left eye in an effort to see better. Her left eye would turn inward slightly. It wasn't that noticeable- she was always quite good with perception and played ball well. She had some difficulty reading books. Olivia preferred picture books over books with words.
    After vision therapy, her reading has improved. She doesn't complain about not being able to see in class. Her eyes don't appear to wander."
    Olivia
  • "Before Vision Therapy, Larsson had trouble tracking and reading. He also had behavioral issues. Since therapy started he has improved in the above areas. It has also helped with his self-esteem. He is much more willing to read out loud and take a chance. He is playing soccer this year and doing great! Foot and ball coordination had greatly improved. His behavioral melt downs at school have also stopped. He enjoys going to school and doing his work."
    Larsson.
  • "Hana struggled with reading. Her eyes would tire quickly. She frequently skipped words and would lose her place. She was extremely frustrated and did not read enough.
    She now really enjoys reading. Her reading level has improved several levels. She has a confidence she never had before. She is still below grade level but I anticipate that she will close the gap quickly.
    Hana Loved coming to therapy. The staff was GREAT! She didn't always enjoy the practice at home but they did a good job of having a variety of things to do!"
    Hana.
  • "Before, my son frequently skipped lines while reading and would lose his place. He stated he would get headaches when reading and would fall asleep.
    After vision therapy, he can track words on a page better. Also, he doesn't turn his head as much when looking at and object. He doesn't have as many headaches and is not as tired. Thank you!
    I suspect many kids would benefit fro vision therapy. This currently isn't anything that is routinely screened for, that I know of. I think many parents think that if their child does well during vision screenings, then nothing more is needed- whereas, this may not be the case."
    Sean.

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