STEP 1: An Eye Exam - You must have had a comprehensive eye examination within the last 12 months. If performed by another doctor, we will need a copy of your records to review. If you've not had a recent exam, contact us to schedule one. This exam may be partially covered by your vision or medical insurance.
STEP 2: Visual Skills Evaluation (VSE) - This evaluation involves both a doctor and a therapist. These appointments generally last 2.5 hours. Both parents (or guardians) must be present for at least the last portion of this visit.
STEP 3: Therapy Plan - The exact duration of therapy required will vary. Results can often been seen in 20-30 weeks. Some of challenging situations may require more time. Therapy consists of weekly 50-minute sessions that take place in-office with our therapists. This is accompanied with customized home-work, or exercises. Between your visits, the therapist and the doctor review your progress and make weekly adjustments to your course based on your results.
STEP 4: Progress Checks - About halfway through the planned therapy course, you'll check in with Dr. Liddicoat again to assess progress, repeat testing, and make adjustments.
STEP 5: Final Progress Check and Graduation - Final testing will be repeated and recommendations made as to how the results of therapy can be maintained and continued at home. In some cases, additional treatment is necessary.