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Welcome to Vision Development of WNY
Elma, New York

If your eyes aren’t functioning as a team, you can’t focus properly, retain balance, or learn.

Vision Development of WNY focuses on restoring your visual function, learning, and quality of life throughout the Elma, Buffalo, Western New York region, and beyond.

“When patients “see” themselves and their world differently, they have more options available to them for their life’s journey. Our joy is helping them get there.”

– Dr. Dick O’Connor

Vision Development of WNY exists to provide hope and healing for those with learning-related vision problems.

We are a faith-based practice, which honors God and diligently pursues our patients’ best interests.

“Where there is no vision, the people perish…” Proverbs 29:18

The Dream of Functional Vision

Are you a parent concerned with your child’s ability to focus, read, and learn?

For both children and adults, we offer advanced vision solutions with the goal of developing and restoring full visual function in order to enhance educational, athletic and social qualities of life.

What Is Functional Vision?

Functional vision goes far beyond simply having 20/20. It is the intaking of information by the eyes, and the processing of that information by the BRAIN that results in an appropriate response. When this doesn’t happen efficiently, it causes children to expend an excess amount of energy with less-than-optimal results which creates exhaustion, frustration, and low self-confidence.

Meet Our Optometrists

At Vision Development of WNY we take the time to explain the results of your eye exam, describe your options and listen to your eye care needs. Because maintaining good eye health is an ongoing partnership, our doctors encourage you to ask questions and share your health information, which could be vital to monitoring, diagnosing and treating potential vision problems.

Our doctors specialize in:
  • Developmental Optometric Vision Therapy
  • Syntonic Phototherapy
  • Learning Related Vision Problems
  • Strabismus
  • Amblyopia
Meet Our Doctors
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Optometric Vision Therapy in
Elma, New York

980 W Maple Ct Suite 200
Elma, NY 14059
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We’re Here to Help!

Call us or request to book a functional vision assessment today. We look forward to helping you or your child achieve full visual function, which can lead to increased success, confidence, and a higher quality of life.


I can’t express enough how grateful I am for everything you did for my son. Everyone at Vision Therapy of WNY has been so supportive and kind. I will miss you all when my son is finished. Kathy and the team has worked miracles. To hear your son say “Mom I can see that now” is priceless. He is doing better in school and I’ve seen his confidence grown these past 8 months. Thank you all from the bottom of my heart. This has been a wonderful experience!!
2 weeks ago
- Lyndsy P.
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