Vision Therapy in Canyon Lakes At Stonegate

Post-Stroke Vision Therapy

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Regain Your Visual Independence

Suffering a stroke can bring about profound changes, not only in one's physical abilities but also in visual abilities. Post-stroke vision problems can significantly impact daily life, but there is hope for recovery through post-stroke vision therapy.

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How Does a Stroke Affect Vision?

A stroke occurs when blood flow to the brain is disrupted, sometimes leading to brain damage. This impact can result in a host of challenges, including weakness or paralysis, memory and speech difficulties, confusion, balance issues, and vision changes.

Possible vision changes include:

  • Binocular Vision Issues

    Binocular vision, which allows the brain to merge images from both eyes into a single, clear image, may be affected after a stroke. This can lead to double vision, depth perception problems, headaches, eyestrain, and difficulty with tasks like driving.

  • Visual Field Loss

    Some individuals may experience loss of peripheral vision, causing a partial or complete blind spot in their visual field.

  • Ocular Motor Dysfunction

    This condition can disrupt smooth eye movements, making reading and walking more challenging.

  • Strabismus

    Also known as "crossed eyes," strabismus affects eye alignment and can impact vision.

  • Visual Perceptual and Processing Deficits

    Difficulties in processing visual information in the brain can lead to perceptual issues.


How Can Post-Stroke Vision Therapy Help?

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Even if there's nothing wrong with the eyes, brain damage can limit one’s vision. Vision therapy bridges the gap, enhancing the connection between the eyes and the brain and improving various stroke-related vision problems.

Vision therapists employ various techniques and tools, including games, balance exercises, prisms, and special lenses. These therapies are designed to maximize vision and help stimulate and reinforce the brain-eyes connection, thereby enhancing daily functioning.


Vision Therapy in Canyon Lakes At Stonegate

Our optometry practice in Canyon Lakes At Stonegate

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Hours
  • Monday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Tuesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Wednesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Thursday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Saturday 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • Sunday Closed
Insurance Plans
  • VSP
  • United Healthcare
  • Aetna
  • Spectera
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross
  • MetLife

When to Consider Vision Therapy After a Stroke

  • At the Onset of Visual Changes

    When you start experiencing visual changes after a stroke, incorporating vision therapy into your recovery plan early on can help you regain lost visual function.

  • Persistent Visual Symptoms

    If vision problems persist or worsen as you recover from a stroke, it's crucial to address them promptly. Vision therapy can help manage and improve these persistent symptoms.

  • Balance or Coordination Issues

    Post-stroke vision therapy can help with balance, coordination, headaches, and dizziness caused by visual issues after a stroke. It can improve your vision and overall health.

  • Reintroducing Visual Activities

    Whether reading, using a computer, or enjoying hobbies that require visual focus, therapy can help you regain the confidence to engage in these activities comfortably.


Patient Reviews
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- Feb. 25, 2024
Everyone is amazing. It was super easy to get an appointment and the lady that scheduled us was nice... and efficient. The secretary, when we went in, was super nice as well very informative also. The tech (not sure her official title, but the lady that ran all the machines) was amazing! My son is 6 and she explained everything so well so that he would understand what to do. The Dr also has a talent for getting young children to understand him. He was also extremely nice and patient and took time to explain things.
- Feb. 19, 2024
This was a great place to take my kids that were a little worried about their first eye care appoint... ment. Everyone on staff was kind, knowledgeable and patient.
- Feb. 09, 2024
Friendly, knowledgeable staff. Nice, clean clinic. The eye exam was quick yet thorough. All of m... y questions were answered
- Jan. 27, 2024
Wonderful experience
- Jan. 23, 2024
Awesome place
- Jan. 22, 2024
I can't say enough good things about this place! Just go and see like I did!
- Dec. 31, 2023
I had 3 pairs of Cartier optucal glasses I needed lens updates for. It was impossible to find a shop... who could drill lens for my rimless frames. They did a great job and at half the cost of my usual shop in Chicago. The staff is super friendly and helpful. I will be back for sure!
- Dec. 14, 2023
Scratched my eye on vacation, which resulted in a scratched cornea. I have no previous eye condition... s yet finding this provider, getting an appointment was smooth. Wait time was short and the actual appointment was quick. Dr. Loriane Payan was very sweet, spoke to me as if we were friends and I felt comfortable asking questions. Would recommend to anyone!
- Nov. 13, 2023
I’ve always received friendly customer service and professional support. I like the fact that I ca... n ask questions without feeling mindless, or feel I’ve been rushed out as if I’m some type of number or a quota to be filled. Dr. Jose is the best.
- Nov. 11, 2023
It really is a very competent and fast work team. I highly recommend it
- Oct. 22, 2023
I have always been well taken care of and when I had an eye problem they were on it. All better.
- Oct. 17, 2023
I have been going to Dr Jose Payan since he was downtown, and he is still the best around. I enjoy ... his straight forward attitude and professionalism.
- Sep. 26, 2023
First of all, where has this place been all my life? If it wasn’t for my mom’s recommendation, t... hen I wouldn’t have had any idea about how good this place is. The whole experience was nothing short of incredible. Dr. Lorraine Payan is definitely a very good eye doctor, from the instant she walked in, she was very personable and very friendly. She was extremely thorough and knowledgeable about the health of my eyes. I’m glad to have found this place and that they take my insurance which saved me a lot of money. You can bet that I will return for my next visit, as this is my new place to get my eyes checked. Thank you.
- Sep. 22, 2023
Very professional yet caring doctors and staff. They were able to work with my 88 year old mother wi... th Alzheimer’s. They treated her gently and with respect.
- Sep. 22, 2023
I'm very satisfied with my eye exam that was done at this place. Dr Loraine was very thorough and an... swered all my questions in detail. I got the eye digital screening done with my regular eye exam and she explained everything very well.
- Sep. 05, 2023
Great experience!
- Aug. 28, 2023
Friendly and really care about helping you. Willing to answer any questions and are very patient wh... ile I tried on many frames!
- Jul. 09, 2023
Dr. Payan is great with kids and adults alike. Her and her husband are very open to questions by the... ir patients. They have a friendly staff and offer a welcoming atmosphere.
- Jun. 28, 2023
Amazing place. Very caring and understanding individuals. Dr. Jose Payan is an incredible eye doctor... . Very down to earth and does not mind educating his patients during the treatment process. I wish I would’ve taken a picture of my eyes before & after my infection. Finding a trusty eye doctor or eye care center can be difficult, so I truly feel blessed that I stumbled upon this place. I will recommend this place to anyone. You can tell how much they care about the work they do, and I hope each employee there knows how appreciated they are.
- Jun. 22, 2023
Love this place. Dr. Loraine is a doll and very thorough. I have sent several friends here and th... ey are all happy patients. Allen is wonderful, too. So patient with me trying to get my glasses just right. Highly recommend!!!

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Restore Your vision with Cy-Fair EyeCare

Are you concerned about changes in your vision following a stroke or the stroke of a loved one? Vision therapy can make a meaningful difference.

Schedule an appointment with us today, and let us guide you on your journey towards improved visual independence.

(281) 550-7900