About Wow Vision Therapy
At Wow Vision Therapy, we are a world-class developmental and rehabilitative vision therapy practice. Our doctors, board-certified vision therapists, and staff dedicate each day to helping our patients acquire improved vision abilities. In doing so, we deliver innovative optometric vision therapy through the principles of neuroscience. After treatment, our patients typically obtain significantly improved visual function, visual comfort, attention and concentration, academic abilities, work and sports performance, and overall quality of life. These improvements often empower our patients with a greater sense of efficiency, productivity and confidence.
Hundreds of healthcare professionals turn to us as their West Michigan referral center for children, teens and adults presenting with vision conditions such as binocular dysfunction, convergence insufficiency/excess, strabismus (eye turn), amblyopia (lazy eye), accommodative (eye focusing) dysfunction, oculomotor (eye-tracking) dysfunction, visual perceptual and visual integrative dysfunction, motion sickness and post-concussion vision syndrome or vision problems following a traumatic brain injury (TBI) or stroke. We also provide vision therapy for developmental delays in vision associated with autism, nonverbal learning disability (NVLD), and other unspecified developmental disorders. In addition, we provide advanced sports vision training for athletes to gain high-level visual abilities for a competitive advantage in their game.
Our Model of Care
At Wow Vision Therapy, our patients experience a highly personalized approach with each session one-on-one (therapist-to-patient), conducted under doctor supervision. During treatment, our doctors and board-certified vision therapists apply state-of-the-art technology and procedures, making treatment enjoyable and productive. Our advanced approach incorporates coordinated movement, balance, auditory processing and cognitive abilities. This methodology allows our patients to develop their visual abilities and improve daily living in the classroom, the workplace, and in sports.
Dan L. Fortenbacher, O.D., FCOVD, founded Wow Vision Therapy in 2000. His passion for developmental vision and rehabilitative vision therapy began early in his education after working with children who struggled with reading and learning. After graduating from The Michigan College of Optometry at Ferris State University in 1979, Dr. Fortenbacher continued research of developmental vision in post-graduate studies. He became a Board Certified Fellow in Developmental Vision and Vision Therapy (FCOVD) in 1987 by the College of Optometrists in Vision Development (COVD). He has served in numerous leadership positions within the profession, including president of COVD. Dr. Fortenbacher has developed numerous models of innovation in the delivery of developmental, binocular and neuro-optometric vision rehabilitative care.
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Wow Vision Therapy offered us the gift of individualized instruction, a team of experts, a loving, top-notch vision therapist, on-going progress checks, and above all, the gift of HOPE.
We would highly recommend Wow Vision Therapy to any family whose child is struggling. We could not be more thankful for the difference they have made in our daughter’s life!
Vision therapy has played a key role in Grayson advancing in school and with his reading and writing abilities.
Vision Therapy has been the best gift ever given to Madelyn and our family. Now Madelyn has more focus when she is working on something and can sit still for longer periods of time. Madelyn is now on track to be a successful First Grader, and we can’t wait to see what the future holds for her. We are so blessed to find this place and would highly recommend Wow Vision Therapy to everyone.
Wow Vision Therapy has helped me with so many things, especially school and baseball. Before Wow Vision Therapy, my life was so much harder. I was frustrated a lot and didn’t really know why. It seemed no matter how hard I worked, I could not read as well as my friends. Wow Vision Therapy has changed my life for the better.
The best decision of my life was to pursue vision therapy. I’m thankful to Dr. Seim who led me to Dr. Fortenbacher and Wow Vision Therapy when I explained my difficulty with seeing.
Once Camryn started therapy at Wow Vision Therapy, we started seeing improvements within weeks. We were truly amazed! I will never forget the day that Camryn brought home her first 90% on a reading quiz. She was so proud of herself!
We are all amazed at the results within such a shorty time. Her teacher said when she talked to us about her test scores that she has never seen such an improvement in such a short time and no medication all. Wow Vision Therapy changed Ella’s life, and she became her happy self again.
Comparing Wow Vision Therapy to the other vision therapy places we tried: Wow Vision Therapy had the most individualized program, well-educated staff and kept the sessions fun. They were able to tailor her program to address her specific deficits. In hindsight, Wow Vision Therapy should have been the first stop on our journey. We are forever grateful for the caring staff that made such a significant improvement in our child’s life.
Julia’s experience with Wow Vision Therapy has been nothing short of amazing!
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