WE GO BEYOND 20/20
Do You Have an Undiagnosed Functional Vision Problem?
Do You Have an Undiagnosed Functional Vision Problem?
To understand how our approach to vision care is unique, it must first be understood that VISION goes far beyond eyesight, or 20/20.
Vision is a complex combination of learned skills including eye movement coordination, binocular fusion (eye teaming), accommodation (eye focus) and visual perception processing.
Nebraska Visual Integration Center is a specialized vision care practice with a dedicated team focused on in-depth diagnosis and Vision Therapy / Rehabilitation of functional visual issues that impact learning, classroom and work performance; children and adults with strabismus and amblyopia; those who have experienced concussion/brain injury and stroke; and those with inefficient visual skills and visual processing due to neurodevelopment delay.
Located in Omaha, Nebraska, our office provides the highest level of specialty vision care and vision therapy for visual issues interfering with learning, reading and all aspects of life.
Because we understand the complexity of vision, our evaluation process consists of specialty in-depth vision testing that focuses on the functional aspects of vision for development & rehabilitation. Our evaluations will often last 60 minutes or longer to assess visual functioning for an accurate diagnosis and determine if Vision Therapy is needed.
What our patients are saying
Vision therapy has opened a whole new world for our son! He did not like going to school and would visit the school nurse daily attempting to get sent home. My husband and I had him tested by the school system twice but he didn’t qualify for assistance even though he struggled with reading and english. We were all frustrated. I did not know how to help him. A co-worker’s son had a similar issue and I was introduced to vision therapy. I did not know it at the time, but vision therapy was the answer for our son. He now enjoys going to school. He has been reading books on his own and participating well in school and sports. Home work time doesn’t take hours and school projects are now fun for him. My son’s confidence and eagerness to learn has opened many doors of opportunity for him. We could not have done any of this without vision therapy!
Dr. Gates is a great asset to the medical community here in Nebraska. He developed a plan, made sure we as parents knew what to expect and our part in it. The results were amazing. I highly recommend.
Our daughter was complaining of headaches. She has always been an avid reader and no longer enjoyed it. With vision therapy she again can enjoy reading pain- free. Her school has even moved her into an advanced class due to her ability to read at a high level now.
Our optometrist recommended Dr. Tanner Gates after I expressed our frustration to teach our 7 year old son to read. We knew something was wrong, but couldn’t figure out what. We tried the summer program at Phoenix Academy, even after that, he still only knew 6-7 letters. What a relief to finally have answers and a solution. After 9 months of vision therapy our son is now reading on grade level, has gained self confidence and is set for future academic success. It was so worth the time and effort.
Our son began Vision Therapy after we discovered his right eye acuity was significantly decreased. He went through a few sessions of VT locally for 1 1/2 years. We found Dr. Gates later and found his program to be more comprehensive. He integrated multiple systems to help our son achieve maximum function of both eyes working together. Our son was a reluctant reader and now reads extensively for pleasure. He plays sports and is demonstrating improved coordination and reaction time. His overall confidence academically and athletically has improved dramatically. So glad we found Dr. Gates and feel the trips to Omaha were well worth the effort.
Our son had problems with eye hand coordination and with near/far vision. We have seen tremendous changes in his coordination and his eyes no longer “wiggle” when viewing something far away. He is able to use his vision to help him do a better job in all daily activities.
We began vision therapy when our kindergarten son was having issues in school with staying on task and processing information. He was also having fine and gross motor skill issues. After his meeting with teachers and specialists (IEP) we realized he needed more help than the school could provide us. After meeting with Dr. Gates, we began therapy which included not only brain processing and visual issues, but also incorporated fine and gross motor skills. After 1 year of therapy, our son is doing very well in school and his teachers now see no issues. This is a huge improvement from where he was in kindergarten. The skills he has from the program have helped him become a confident and successful child.
My son has had vision difficulties since he was born. The extent was not known until meeting Dr. Gates. My son was not processing information from his left eye very well which hindered depth perception, reading, writing and classroom learning. With the sessions at Dr. Gates’ office, my son has greatly improved in all areas. My son is more active and now wishes to be outside playing for longer periods of time. Reading and writing are catching up to grade level. Classroom learning is not as difficult as he is more engaged. The results of therapy at Dr. Gates’s office have greatly improved my son’s life.
We first noticed that Graham with having issues with his vision around the age of 4.
He was extra cautious walking up-and-down the stairs. He would grasp the handrail and take his time step-by-step. We were puzzled as to why he did this.
Another thing we noticed was his hesitation when he attempted to ride his bike. He wanted to learn how to ride it. He was willing and eager, but every time he attempted it he would have to stop. Ut was almost like something was in the way for him to continue trying.
After almost a year of Vision Therapy with Dr. Gates and staff, Graham started showing signs of improvement. He suddenly was able to run up-and-down stairs with zero hesitation. He was enjoying not only throwing, but aiming and catching balls for various sports. His confidence improved and we watched him explore his world once again with his natural curiosity and greater ease.
He learned how to ride his two wheeler bike within 5 days. This was an amazing accomplishment considering the numerous unsuccessful attempts in the past. We’ve also noticed the his school test scores have gone up significantly since his vision has improved.
Vision Therapy has helped Graham not only see better, but has enabled him to do the things that most young boys do naturally with greater confidence. He flies along in life now. We don’t see hesitations any more. Vision Therapy has made a tremendous positive changing impact on Graham’s vision. We highly recommend dedicating the time and patience for vision therapy to anyone who needs it.
“We began vision therapy because Andrew was having difficulty reading. Even though he had 20/20 vision, the words would spread out on the page and reading gave him headaches. Reading was not enjoyable nor did he remember much of what he read. Although his reading scores were still average, we wanted to give him the best foundation we could before starting middle school. Since he struggled to stay focused while reading he would take 2-3 times as long to complete homework. After therapy Andrew has increased his reading comprehension. He doesn’t complain about reading and stays more focused, His headaches are almost completely gone and the words on the page aren’t fuzzy anymore.”