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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.

Who We Are

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  • Dr.
    Peter Charron
    Dr. Peter Charron moved to Bellingham in 2010 after practicing optometry for 2 years in Rhode Island. He graduated from the University of Delaware with a major in Neuroscience, then earned his Doctorate of Optometry from the Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, TN in 2008. In 2014, he earned a Board Certification with the College of Vision Development which requires passing written and oral exams, and over 100 hours of additional coursework in vision therapy related material.
  • Virsaviya
    Vision Therapist
    Virsaviya is currently striving to complete the highest level of training as a Vision Therapist. She really enjoys vision therapy for two main reasons; her love for working with kids and her interest in health care. As a vision therapist, she loves helping each patient achieve their own goals by providing individualized treatment plans in a fun, safe environment.
  • Leah
    Optical & Patient Care Coordinator & Vision Therapist
    Leah joined the practice in 2013 and is excited to be a part of the eye care field. She loves the idea of making people’s lives easier by providing better vision; whether that is through vision therapy, or helping patients find the right eyewear.
  • Natasha
    Vision Therapist
    Natasha was born and raised in St. Petersburg, Russia where she majored in the educational field and received a teaching degree due to her love of working with kids. She currently teaches children the Russian language once a week at her church. In her leisure time, she enjoys camping, hiking, kayaking and ice skating with her husband and four beautiful children and son-in-law.
  • Janae
    Janae was born in Whittier, California, and moved to Bellingham when she was 5 years old with her 4 other siblings and mom, and has lived her ever since. She is the second oldest out of 8 siblings with a age range from 25-2 years old. She has two dogs (that she considers them her kids) Loki and Molly, Loki is a 6 year old boy Pit Bull and Molly is a 3 year old girl Pit Bull. She has had both since they were about a month old.


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.

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Northwest Vision Development Center


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10:00 am-1:00 pm

2:00 pm-6:00 pm


10:00 am-1:00 pm

2:00 pm-6:00 pm