Welcome to Southwest Orlando Vision Therapy

Welcome to Southwest Orlando Vision Therapy in Orlando. Dr. Konynenbelt and our team strive to offer the best in vision therapy services. Our vision therapy services include a variety of non-invasive 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. Southwest Orlando Vision Therapy can provide unique, custom-designed vision therapy solutions for individuals who suffer from a variety of visual conditions.

Vision Therapy 

Vision therapy takes advantage of neuro-plasticity to reinforce the connection between your eyes and brain. While vision therapy is not designed to strengthen your eye muscles, it may be compared to physical therapy that involves a variety of different visual exercises. It is performed 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, vestibular devices (balance boards), and specialized computer programs.

Vision therapy has been proven to be successful by strengthening the patient's ability to receive and process visual information. Many visual problems can be solved through the use of vision therapy techniques, even if you have previously been told that your condition is not treatable, or that you will have to learn to live with your condition.

Dr. Konynenbelt is a caring optometrist who specializes in effective vision therapy procedures. Whether working with a child or an adult, Dr. Konynenbelt offers comprehensive vision services and specialized care that is tailored to each individual patient. With advanced training in numerous forms of vision therapy, Dr. Konynenbelt has the expertise and resources needed to create a unique treatment plan to increase the quality of vision through simple, non-invasive visual exercises.

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. Konynenbelt today.

During your first appointment at Southwest Orlando Vision Therapy, Dr. Konynenbelt 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 407.271.8931 today or schedule an appointment online.

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  • Dr. Ben Konynenbelt
    Developmental Optometrist

    Dr. Konynenbelt was raised in Zeeland, MI before escaping its snowy winters to call Orlando his home. He has spent time abroad learning Spanish in Tegucigalpa, Honduras and has led various service trips to Central America.

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  • Michele (Shelly) Pagan
    Vision Therapist

    Shelly serves as our vision therapist. In 2015, she moved to Orlando from New Hampshire where she raised a family and worked in Special Education. She has over 20 years of experience in Special Education. She has worked with students from Pre-K to eighth grade. 

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Reviews From Our Satisfied Patients

  • "Working with Dr.K through the vision therapy process was fantastic. Not only did he notice and diagnose an issue with my son's eyes, he was ready and prepared with an entire program guided towards his exact issue. His tests were thorough and communication was excellent. Dr. K also made the process as enjoyable as possible for my child! Hands down, a worthwhile investment for my son."
    - EB
  • "Last summer I was having dizziness and eye pain and was found to have binocular vision dysfunction. I began seeing Dr. Konynenbelt and his wonderful staff for vision therapy. I can't thank them enough for helping me to feel back to my normal self."
    - GB
  • ""My daughter received Vision therapy with Dr. Ben. The therapy was very engaging for her. Dr. Ben remained patient with my daughter and all my questions along the way! Definitely would recommend to anyone considering VT!""
    - PM

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