Saskatoon Vision Therapy
110-318 Wellman Lane
Saskatoon, SK S7T 0G3
About the Business
At Saskatoon Vision Therapy, we’re excited to see patients with a variety of conditions, all with different reasons for seeking vision therapy. Our team works with every patient to find the root cause of their visual issues and designs and provides an immersive, customized therapy experience that inspires you to reach your highest visual potential so that you leave smiling and feeling empowered.
Vision is complex and goes much beyond the patient’s ability to see 20/20. Vision happens in the brain, and we are here to help patients maximize their vision functioning by using neuroplasticity to enhance or rewire the brain to function in a more effective and efficient way.
Some vision issues are more difficult to detect during a routine eye examination. For children, in particular, these issues can lead to problems with learning.
Once the underlying cause is identified, vision therapy can be used to help control and correct these visual issues. As 80% of what children learn in school is visual, taking care of their vision is crucial.
Common symptoms of vision-related learning issues:
Headaches or eye strain
Short attention span during visual tasks
Turning or tilting the head
Excessive blinking or rubbing the eyes
Dislike or avoidance of reading and close work
Losing place while reading
Slow reading speed
Omitting or repeating words or letters when reading or writing
Difficulty remembering, identifying, or reproducing shapes
Poor eye-hand coordination
Strabismus, also known as an eye turn or crossed eye is a condition where a patient’s eyes do not point in the same direction. Vision therapy is used to correct this directional difference. This can help improve binocular vision, and depth perception.
Also known as lazy eye, amblyopia is a development problem where the patient’s eye is unable to attain normal visual acuity, even with glasses or contact lenses alone. Glasses or contact lenses together with visual stimulation of the affected eye may be required. Amblyopia can often be caused by strabismus, otherwise known as an eye turn. Vision therapy can help both eyes work together equally, correcting amblyopia.
Your brain and your eyesight are intrinsically connected. If you suffer from a traumatic brain injury (TBI) or concussion, your vision may be affected.
Vision therapy can help you return to your day-to-day activities by making focusing more comfortable, providing clearer vision, treating binocular problems, reducing double vision, lowering light sensitivity, and minimizing visual confusion.
Crisp, accurate vision can make a remarkable difference when playing sports. Seeing 20/20 is only one of the 17 vital visual skills needed for success in learning, reading, and sports.
Sports vision training creates customized vision therapy plans to help individuals achieve their sport-specific goals, build visual skills, develop reaction time, and improve hand-eye coordination.
Robbyn Dupuis is a compassionate, kind, and driven Optometrist. She graduated from the University of Saskatchewan with a Bachelor of Science in Physiology and the University of Waterloo in 2012 as a Doctor of Optometry. During school, she was an active member, as well as a board member, of Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity (VOSH) International, serving on two missions to Ecuador and Morocco. She considers herself to have a special interest in neuroplasticity. Whether it’s a learning issue, an eye turn, amblyopia, or a brain injury, she’s fascinated by the brain’s ability to create new, more efficient, and effective connections and processing patterns. Her personal experience has allowed her to witness the lasting changes of neuroplasticity, which is one of the reasons she’s so passionate about this field. What she finds most fulfilling about working in Vision Therapy is developing relationships and putting a smile on the faces of her patients and their families. To give them hope. To help them build confidence in themselves and live each day just a little bit better than the day before. Witnessing the growth and positive changes that come from dedication, commitment, and hard work is truly a blessing. She believes that guiding and supporting others to develop and reach their greatest potential creates happiness, and increasing happiness at home in our communities is the best way for us to build a more loving place to live, and a bright future filled with dreams, goals, and endless possibilities. Outside of work Robbyn loves to be an active part of the community in as many ways as possible! When she’s not at work, you can catch her on the Meewasin Trail or having coffee with her husband Lee, daughter Evelyn, and dog Willow. She also enjoys practicing yoga and meditation, dancing salsa, and socializing with friends. She tries to spend a good chunk of time being active outside or relaxing in nature; from cycling to paddling to fishing up north at her remote cabin on Nemeiban Lake. She’s always up for an adventure! She is also a relationship coach, as she loves to build love in her community, and has a deep curiosity about human relationships.