Vision Therapy and Visual Processing – Los Angeles and Orange County

Good Vision Requires More
than just 20/20

Vision Therapy and Visual Processing

About visual processing institute

At Visual Processing Institute, we’re passionate about empowering you to see the world to your fullest potential. We believe that clear vision and efficient visual processing are fundamental building blocks for a fulfilling life.

However, sometimes these building blocks can develop cracks. Underlying vision problems can masquerade as learning difficulties, hinder athletic performance, or contribute to daily frustrations.

Here at Visual Processing Institute, we bridge the gap. We specialize in vision therapy, a non-invasive and personalized approach to retraining the brain and improving visual skills. Through comprehensive evaluations, we identify your specific needs and design a customized program to address them.

Our team of experienced vision therapists utilize a range of in-office exercises and home-based activities to strengthen areas like eye teaming, focusing abilities, and visual-motor coordination.

Whether you’re a child struggling with reading, an adult experiencing digital eye strain, or an athlete striving for peak performance, we can help you unlock the full potential of your vision.

Schedule a consultation today and embark on a journey towards clearer vision, improved focus, and a world of possibilities.

Vision Therapy and Visual Processing - It's Much MORE than 20/20

When we think of our “vision” we often think of the role of our eyes and stop there, however, the majority of the work providing you with your “vision” is actually done by the Visual Processing System involving multiple parts of your brain and not your eyes! The eyes are like 2 cameras that must work together perfectly to record a 3D movie, but there’s much more work going on behind the scenes.
Seeing 20/20 is only one of the 17 visual skills needed to function in our everyday environments. A problem with just one visual skill can lead to frustration and struggling at work or school.
The visual demands of the classroom, studying at home, and in performing our everyday tasks require flawless coordination between the two eyes. They must work together as a perfect team and always be aiming and focusing on the same thing. If improperly aimed or if a child or adult has a deficiency in bringing their eyes in together to read or out together to see a distant object, double vision will occur. Problems with the focusing system can lead to blur.
Even if a child or adult can see 20/20, they may still have a vision problem that can hold them back in school or work and greatly interfere with their daily activities.
Vision screenings ONLY check for the ability to see 20/20. There are many things they do not check and therefore miss such as
There are many things they do not check and therefore miss such as:
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As child advocates, we implore that parents give their children the benefit of the doubt and that adults finally take the step toward curing a life long struggle and schedule our Complete Vision Exam that tests beyond a normal eye exam.

Our equipment compares to normals, records baselines, and tracks progression.

What is Vision Therapy

What is Vision Therapy

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What We Treat

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Vision and Learning

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Our Goal Is To Treat You As Family and Ensure Your Success

At Visual Processing Institute, we believe vision is more than just 20/20. Sometimes, vision can falter, leaving you feeling frustrated and unsure.

That’s where we come in. From the moment you walk through our doors, you become part of our family. We’re a team of dedicated professionals, passionate about helping you achieve your clearest vision yet.

Our approach is far from one-size-fits-all. We understand that every vision challenge is unique. Through comprehensive evaluations, we’ll work with you to identify the root cause of your difficulties. Whether you’re struggling with reading, focusing, or eye coordination, we’ll tailor a vision therapy program specifically for you.

Think of vision therapy as a journey, and we’ll be your guide every step of the way. You’ll receive personalized exercises and activities, designed to retrain your brain and strengthen your visual skills. It’s a collaborative effort, and your progress is our priority.

We believe in fostering a supportive environment where you feel comfortable asking questions and celebrating your achievements.

Our goal is simple: to empower you to see the world to your fullest potential. Imagine clearer focus, improved reading fluency, and the confidence to tackle any visual challenge. With our expertise and your dedication, these possibilities become a reality.

Welcome to the Visual Processing Institute family. Let’s embark on this journey together and unlock a world of clearer vision and endless possibilities!

Our Approach

how Visual Processing works?

Visual Process is the key to success! It unlocks a world of vibrant experiences, confident learning, and peak performance.


Make an appointment

Our friendly staff will help you schedule a convenient time for your initial vision therapy consultation at Visual Processing Institute.



During this comprehensive evaluation, our experienced doctor will assess your vision, discuss your challenges, and determine if vision therapy is the right fit for you.


Therapy Sessions

We'll design a personalized program tailored to your specific needs, which involves a combination of in-office exercises with your therapist.

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what they say about our clinic

My son did a couple years of vision therapy with Dr. McCartin and her team. She is a highly knowledgeable and caring physician, and good with kids. She is always thorough in her evaluations and clear about what your options are (continue therapy, take a break, etc.) and what the consequences of those options would be.

A.D. Mother of Patient

Performance Vision Therapy has been a godsend for my family. Dr. Baker and her team have treated my three children. I saw dramatic changes in their reading comprehension, improved concentration and less fatigue. I am so impressed with my children's progress that I decided to become a patient of Dr. Bakers.

SH. Mother of 3 Patients

Dr. McCartin and her team are friendly, personable, and passionate about vision therapy and visual processing. Wonderful eye therapy sessions in a convenient West LA location.

Puri Maha Father of Patient

Can I give this more stars? Please? One of my children was referred to vision therapy by a doctor and in scouring the web to find someone, I stumbled upon Dr. McCartin and never looked back. After the initial consultation and test, I was blown away by the technology and approach to correcting issues.

P.M. Father of Patient

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Ready to experience the difference vision therapy can make? Schedule your consultation today!

Blog & news letter

Latest Blog & News letter

Visit our blog to learn more about the symptoms and conditions vision therapy can address, explore the services we offer, and discover how this innovative treatment can help you see and experience the world to your fullest potential.

Does Vision Therapy Actually Work? A Look at the Science and Success Stories

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Reading Problems in Children: Benefits of Vision Therapy

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