Vision Therapists Needed
Vision Therapists Needed at 4D -
How You Can Make A Difference!
Vision Therapists are needed at 4D Vision Gym!
With the growing demand for Vision Therapy, there is a increased need for vision therapists. Is this career right for you?
Vision Therapy is a treatment program that has successfully corrected specific visual challenges faced by children and adults. These visual challenges include (but are not limited to):
- vision problems that affect learning
- visual problems related to stress, like blurred vision, eye strain and headaches
- sports coordination
- poor eye coordination, called binocular coordination
- near vision
- lazy eye
- double vision
- wandering eye
Interest in Vision Therapy is growing as success stories multiply, and as more and more people want to learn if vision therapy can help them, the need for Vision Therapists grows.
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At 4D, we need bright, enthusiastic, self-starters to make the long-term commitment of joining our team. Experience is not required, but it is a plus.
A Vision Therapist:
- works one-on-one with children and adults, so excellent communication skills are required
- educates the patient and family about home therapy techniques and vision training exercises
- reports to a behavioral/developmental optometrist
- assists in daily office duties such as: performing eye tests, helping customers choose glasses, or care for contacts
- requires on-the-job education and training, under supervision of optometrist
- learns additional skills as necessary to perform techniques and use equipment
Here is our job description for Full Time Vision Therapists:
Our Behavioral Optometry practice, specializing in the exciting and cutting edge field of Vision Therapy, is looking for a bubbly, dynamic person that is flexible, fun and engaging with adults and with children ages 1 and up to hire, as a Full-Time Vision Therapist.
You will help patients build the visual foundation they need for academic, career and social success!
- Work well with others as individual will be part of the Optometric Vision Therapy team.
- One-on-one sessions with children to develop visual efficiency and visual processing skills—we will train you.
- “Can-do” approach to everything – you will be expected to make magic happen!
- Strong organizational skills – the office can get hectic so multi-tasking is essential!
- Excellent customer service skills and team spirit are a must!
- Patience and flexibility – we are constantly looking to improve our systems to deliver excellent patient care, run the office more efficiently, and make the environment more fun for staff and patients.
- Willingness to learn and implement comprehensive therapeutic treatment plan.
- Strong sense of passion for helping others, meeting goals, and achieving results.
- Excellent attention to detail and time management skills.
- Efficient maintenance of files and records.
- Attend staff meetings as scheduled.
- Help in other areas of the office as needed.
- Ability to take initiative (be a self-starter) and work without supervision.
- Ability to quickly development a good rapport with children and adults.
- Ability to communicate effectively with parents orally and in writing.
- Ability to solve problems.
- Ability to maintain confidentiality.
Hours include evenings and Saturdays. We offer paid training. A Bachelor’s degree is required. Salary is commensurate with experience.
In summary, the ideal candidate must be a self-starter, flexible, willing to help in other areas as needed, work well with others, have the ability to multitask, and have a passion for working with children and helping others. Team work is essential in this role as the individual will be working closely with the Vision Therapy team. Requires attention to detail, ability to work in a sometimes hectic environment, and good time management skills.
About our 4D Vision Gym practice:
Vision Therapists can make a difference!
Here are some vision therapy success stories:
- After Mary finished her therapy, her Mom wrote, "there has been a dramatic change in Mary's daily performance and attitude. Reading has become a pleasure instead of an unavoidable chore! Mary is excelling in all subject areas, including spelling (one of her worst!). I love Mary's new self-confidence and positive attitude - she no longer calls herself or thinks of herself as 'stupid' and 'the slowest in class'."
- Holly's Mom wrote, "I wish I had known you could have "better than 20/20" vision and not be able to unscramble the words on a page. I wonder how many kids struggle through school with a vision problem that could be corrected and no one even knows."
- After Mike was done with his therapy, his Mom wrote, "Mikey is now in 8th grade and performs at or above grade level in all subjects, and we attribute that to the skills and tools he learned in Vision Therapy. After watching Mikey's progress and discovering the applications of Vision Therapy, I have become a vision therapist myself, and have the opportunity to help others like Mikey fulfill their potential."
- Brooke's Mom writes, "Because of Vision Therapy, my daughter, Brooke, now reads with added enthusiasm and excitement. Both her school work and her attitude about school have improved and we couldn't be more pleased!"
- Or as our former First Lady, Lady Bird Johnson, said regarding her daughter, Luci:
"She had long had an eye condition, now the well-known name for it is dyslexia. But there are many, many forms of that, where what you see doesn’t get translated to the brain in quite the way it should. It used to be a puzzle to her teachers and to us, that this child that we thought was so bright would not make good grades. And the teachers would talk to me about it and I would take her to the best eye doctors that I could, according to what my peers, the wives of other congressmen and senators, told me was the best eye doctor they’d found. And they’d say, “Nothing the matter.” Finally–no, this was even after this time–she fell into the hands of the doctor who finally discovered her ailment, was maybe after Lyndon became vice president. So it may have been still a year in the future. But it’s something that I want to tell a little bit about, because that lady doctor who took care of Kennedy — Janet Travail directed her, I think, as I recall, to a doctor, and his name I will too remember in a few minutes, because he has remained our lifelong friend. [He] figured out what it was, gave her a series of eye exercises that changed her whole life and personality, because she became an achiever up to her mental capacity, her very remarkable mental capacity, whereas before, because of this eye problem, she had just kind of been stunted, and frustrated, and angry. It changed her personality, her rate of performance; it was a wonderful blessing.”
You can make a difference by enhancing the visual skills of children and adults.
Are you ready to become a Vision Therapist? Send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact us here to apply.
Know an Optometrist who may be interested in joining our team? Click here.
Learn more about our practice and our team here.
The best way for someone to learn if VT will help them is to schedule a Functional Vision Evaluation with a behavioral or developmental optometrist.
Please note: In-office therapy under the direction of a behavioral optometrist using prisms, filters and lenses, as used with our patients, is far more effective than home-based therapy.