Providing clinical vision services to children in the State of Washington is an essential part of the EYE Center. Our purpose is to understand the issues and find effective solutions. Our research requires testing in real world contexts. We develop tools and techniques for clinical settings. Operating our own clinic provides the place where the trials and agile development can happen.
The EYE See Clinic will provide eye exams, eye glasses, vision therapy, low vision, and possibly vision related occupational therapy for children birth to 18 years of age through a Bothell base facility and a mobile vision clinic traveling across the State of Washington.
These services will directly address the problem of access to specialized functional vision evaluations which are currently only offered in the State’s larger cities. Our EYE Toolbox technology will enable remote access to interventions. Our Binocular Stability MAP is a best practice treatment strategy that is delivered through our EYE Toolbox system to address near vision dysfunctions that impact 5 to 17% of the State’s school children. Because technology is best developed within a real context, solving real problems, our research and development mission is embedded and integrated within an operating vision clinic. We also seek to find a balance between being the access point in a community and being the catalyst for local professionals to begin offering similar care. Thus, the EYE See Clinic is a demonstration project and a source for developing professional education materials to train professionals to duplicate service models proven successful.
EYE Center Clinical Director, Alan Pearson OD PHD, has specialized in functional vision evaluations and therapy for most of his 25+ year career. For the past 10 years he has operated a private practice - Vision Clinics of Development & Learning - with branches in Bellevue and Bothell. Starting in Februrary, 2021, Dr. Pearson's Bothell branch will become the EYE See Clinic. Due to COVID-19 it was not possible to open the EYE See Clinic owned and operated by the EYE Center, so the EYE See Clinic will be initialized as a division of Dr. Pearson's private practice and at a later date transferred to university operations. Thus, the EYE See Clinic and Dr. Pearson currently collaborate with the EYE Center, but all operations and services of the EYE See Clinic are an independent private practice.
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