Vision Beyond 20/20

Though the average person can see 20/20 using glasses or contact lenses, this simply describes how small of letters they can read. There is so much more to vision than seeing clearly, including proper focusing, eye tracking, eye teaming, and visual information processing. If any one of these systems are not working properly, a person can experience blurred vision, headaches, double vision, tired eyes, and/or poor reading comprehension. Since the cause is rooted in the eye-brain connection, eye glasses often do not help. Instead, a program of optometric vision therapy uses the concept of neuro-plasticity to "retrain the brain" to perform more efficiently and alleviate symptoms. 

Optometric vision therapy has an incredibly high success rate and many optometrists utilize this to help their patients each day. Fortunately, Southwest Orlando Vision Therapy in Orlando, FL has the resources you need to remedy your vision problems utilizing vision therapy.

What Can You Expect When You Work With Us?

At Southwest Orlando Vision Therapy we recognize that each patient is unique. Dr. Ben Konynenbelt will spend whatever time is necessary with you to ensure your voice is heard and that your specific needs are met. He will then develop an individualized treatment plan for you to maximize your visual potential and improve your quality of life.

Examples Services That We Provide

Here is a list of all the services that we provide for our patients whenever they decide to visit us for treatment.

  • Optometric Vision Therapy -- A custom program of visual activities to improve eye tracking, eye teaming, and functional vision performance. This does not strengthen eye muscles, but rather integrates the sensory input of vision with the motor skills necessary to perform visual tasks. 
  • Vision Rehabilitation -- Visual skills may never properly develop, or they may be lost due to concussion, traumatic brain injury (TBI), or acquired brain injury (aBI) such as a stroke. Vision rehabilitation serves to return visual skills that are lost after an injury or to utilize remaining skills to function when irreversible damage has been done.
  • Sports Vision -- Orlando Vision Therapy can provide you various practices that will help you improve your vision whenever it comes time to participate in sports.
  • Performance Eye Wear -- Dr. Ben Konynenbelt will also evaluate you for therapeutic eyeglass lenses that will help align the world with how your brain perceives it. These lenses may include prism and/or a variation of power for viewing near or far objects.

There are other services that Orlando Vision Therapy can provide. However, our focus is on utilizing non-invasive techniques to help restore your vision.

Your Vision Therapy Optometrist & Vision Therapist

You want to be sure that you can work with an optometrist that you can trust. Dr. Ben Konynenbelt is a developmental optometrist who has been servicing the local area for years. Many patients have improved their vision under his guidance and our facility continues to thrive under his leadership. His expertise in the field makes him someone that you can depend on whenever you need vision therapy services.

Michelle Pagan is our vision therapist with over twenty years of experience in special education. While she has years of experience helping children, she can also help adults see their best!

Be sure to give us a call today if you need vision therapy services. Our number is (407) 271-8931 and our friendly staff is standing by to help you whenever you need it the most. 

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Meet Our Doctor and Therapist

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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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Testimonials

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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Southwest Orlando Vision Therapy

Monday:

7:00 am-7:00 pm

Tuesday:

7:00 am-7:00 pm

Wednesday:

7:00 am-7:00 pm

Thursday:

7:00 am-7:00 pm

Friday:

7:00 am-7:00 pm

Saturday:

8:00 am-3:00 pm

Sunday:

Closed