Vision Therapy And Pediatric Specialists
Serving Sandy Springs, GA
Our state of the art Vision Therapy clinic located in Buckhead serves patients from Sandy Springs. Our eye doctor, Dr. Locke, has years of experience providing Vision Therapy, and are passionate about improving every patient’s vision. In addition to Vision Therapy, our practice offers advanced eye care for the special needs community, myopia control, pediatric eye care, and a great optical for kids. Read more Vision Therapy Testimonials.
WHAT IS VISION THERAPY?
Vision therapy is a intensive program that trains the brain and the eyes to work together. In many ways vision therapy is similar to physical therapy, where the program is adjusted based on the progress of the patient. A common misconception regarding Vision Therapy is that it is intended to improve the muscles of your eyes. Another common misconception is that Vision Therapy is a cure for ADHD or Dyslexia. Vision therapy can help with the symptoms that are often associated or confused with ADHD or Dyslexia, but it is not a treatment of the underlying issues.
Some of the more common conditions treated by vision therapy are Amblyopia, Strabismus, Binocular Vision Dysfunction, and convergence insufficiency.
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WHAT IS VISION THERAPY FOR?
Vision therapy is used for a variety of different eye related issues that cannot be remedied with contacts or glasses.
- Convergence Insufficiency (difficulty bringing eyes together to a near point)
- Accommodative Disorders (difficulty changing or holding focus from near to far)
- Eye Tracking Disorders (difficulty with smooth or rapid eye movements)
- Strabismus (including Intermittent Exotropia or Esotropia)
- Binocular Vision Dysfunction (difficulty coordinating the eyes together)
- Diplopia (double vision due to the eyes not working well as a team)
- Vision Information Processing Disorders
WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS?
One of the common questions we receive is “how do I know if my child needs vision therapy?” The quick answer is you don’t! But a developmental eye exam will assess the many different skills associated with your child’s vision. The longer answer is there are many common symptoms that may indicate that your child is encountering vision issues that may need therapy.
- Complaints about headaches, eye fatigue, trouble focusing, especially after reading.
- Inability to sit still to read or do homework.
- Sloppy handwriting.
- Lack of coordination.
- Skipping lines or letters when reading.
- Needing to hold reading materials close.
Now it’s your turn to see what
OUR PATIENTS ARE SAYING ABOUT US
She is my new and permanent eye doctor.
Very modern and friendly atmosphere. I am new to Atlanta and I am still building my arsenal of practitioners. She is my new and permanent eye doctor…. – Takiyah W.
I was very impressed.
My visit with Dr. Locke was EXCELLENT! She is very attentive and thorough. The staff is exceptionally friendly and professional. I was the last appointment for the day, however Dr. Locke did not rush me through the examination. She addressed all of my concerns and made helpful recommendations. Bonus–the office… – Verified Patient
I am very pleased with the service I received.
A very relaxed and enjoyable experience! Dr. Locke and her staff were friendly and knowledgeable. I am very pleased with the service I received…. – Robin D. Sandy SPrings GA
I appreciated the the great one-on-one attention
Dr. Locke and her assistant were very professional, knowledgeable, and personable. I appreciated the the great one-on-one attention (it was such a contrast to the assembly line atmosphere of the major retail chains)…. – Nguyen Sandy Springs GA
Best medical experience I have had.
Dr. Locke was excellent, very pleasant personality and she showed me that my prior RX really needed updating. Additionally, her assistant Anita – was fantastic she went over and beyond to help get my coverage information including calling the insurance carrier and staying on the phone with them for quite… – Tanya E. Atlanta GA
I would definitely recommend her services.
Dr. Locke was great. She was very thorough with her examination and I felt as if she really cared about the health of my eyes. Jhayla was awesome as well. I had a great experience overall and I would definitely recommend her services…. – Ashley H. Sandy Springs GA
A great experience!
Dr. Locke was professional, friendly, and efficient. I was in and out for an eye exam and contact fitting in ~30 minutes. A great experience!… – John D. Sandy Springs GA
My eyesight has actually gotten better over the past two years since visiting Dr. Locke.
Dr. Locke is by far the best optometrist that I have experienced and is excellent at what she does. She is very thorough and ensures that she explains everything that she is doing while she does it. I have been wearing glasses for 20+ years, and I finally enjoy wearing… – Ashley H. Sandy Springs GA
I would definitely recommend this doctor.
Dr. Locke was very professional and personable. I was seen within a very reasonable time and everyone in the office was nice and pleasant. I would definitely recommend this doctor…. – Jasmyne G. Sandy Springs Georgia
professional and thorough with my exam
Great location, and very friendly office staff. Dr. Locke was easy to talk to, professional and thorough with my exam. She was not rushed and answered all questions. Based on my eye care needs, she also gave me lots of self care recommendations…. – Pat W.
She is officially my eye care specialist!
She is very professional and courteous and her staff was amazing . I have a follow up apt in a couple of weeks. She is officially my eye care specialist!… – Kim J.
I’ve definitely found my eye dr.!!
Very professional, staff was great!! They work as a team, which efficiently fits them to a tee!! Dr. Locke is great!!! I’ve definitely found my eye dr.!!… – Wayne B. Sandy Springs GA
As a photographer, my eyes are my life and I would not trust them to anyone else.
Dr. Locke-Widemond is one of the best optometrist in the Atlanta Metro are. Not only does she take care of the eyes of the mature crowd, she is one of the few that specialize and is licensed in pediatric optometry. As a photographer, my eyes are my life and I… – Cliff R. Atlanta GA
Dr. Locke and her team won’t disappoint.
Out here on a Saturday morning supporting black businesses. Had a very, thorough, and informative exam. Very professional, prompt, and welcoming establishment. If you are looking for an Eye Care Center Dr. Locke and her team won’t disappoint…. – Laurena B. Sandy Springs GA
Now, my eyes feel great
I jokingly told Dr. Locke she was a bully (in the best sense of the word) for getting me to stop overwearing my contact lenses and having me realize I should wear my glasses more often. She and her wonderful staff got me in the proper contacts for my horrible… – Jasmin B. Sandy Springs GA
Dr. Locke is caring and patiently explains your tests and options.
My 9 year old loved his visit with Dr. Locke. He expressed to me he really liked the office because it was fun and everyone was really nice. I’m thankful it was a great experience. Dr. Locke is caring and patiently explains your tests and options…. – Deitra Atlanta GA
finally have hope for improvement.
Dr. Locke and her team are amazing!!!! My daughter is seeing better than she ever has and we finally have hope for improvement…. – Tiffany D. Sandy Springs GA
If you need an eye exam, you should definitely try them out.
This is a great state of the art optometrist practice in a great location (Buckhead)! Dr. Locke is sharp and her staff highly knowledgeable, professional and super friendly. If you need an eye exam, you should definitely try them out…. – Joe H. Sandy Springs GA
If you want a good eye care doctor you should check out Dr. Locke!
Dr. Locke is very professional, warm and patient. I never feel rushed or that I’m just another number as I’ve often experience at other practices. She truly cares about each of her patient. My husband, daughter and I all see Dr. Locke. She knows her stuff and will educate you… – Anthea J Sandy Springs GA
I plan on referring her to everyone I know!
I love everything about Family Eye Care, especially the service! I tried on so many pairs of glasses and sunglasses. They have so many cute styles and everyone was very friendly! The doctor was very nice, I plan on referring her to everyone I know!… – Verified Patient Buckhead GA
I recommend this place to all parents with kids!
I brought my two nieces here aged 7 and 3 in the fall of 2011. They absolutely loved the place. They wrote on the drawing board, the Dr. gave them free gifts and they actually wanted to wear glasses from the HUGE selection she has in stock. I recommend this… – Verified Patient Sandy Springs GA
I highly recommend this place.
My experience at Family Eye Care Center of Atlanta was the absolute best!! I had a really bad bacterial eye infection which was causing me to have the worst pain ever and sensitivity to light. They took me as a walk-in patient and the doctor was able to see me… – Verified Patient Sandy SPrings GA
what more could you ask for?
Anita was so helpful! Fast and easy service with a convenient location…what more could you ask for?… – Theresa N Sandy Springs GA
If you are looking for the best eye care in Atlanta I would highly recommend
Dr. Locke and her staff are extremely friendly, and make you feel comfortable. They are honest and upfront about all costs and procedures.If you are looking for the best eye care in Atlanta I would highly recommend Family Eye Center of ATL…. – La Tasha Atlanta GA
They also have a great stock of fashionable glasses for men, women and children
Dr. Locke is very thorough, and she has the latest equipment. Also, her nurse and office step is really knowledgeable and friendly. They also have a great stock of fashionable glasses for men, women and children. They were very punctual as well. Dr. Locke’s practice also supports the 3 Day… – Robin Atlanta GA
Dr. Locke and her staff really care and it shows
Family Eye Care of Atlanta is such a sleek and refreshing doctor’s office. The service and level of patient care is top notch. Dr. Locke and her staff really care and it shows. I’m so happy to have found such an authentic eye doctor. Highly recommend!!… – Tara F. Buckhead GA
I was delighted to meet courteous and professional personnel here. Highly recommend!… – Bahtile F. Sandy Sprigns
I highly recommend this practice to anyone.
We LOVE Family Eye Care of Atlanta. Anita and Dr. Locke are awesome! They are especially good with children. I love the specialized attention and excellent customer service. They use the very latest technology to ensure we are receiving the best diagnosis. I highly recommend this practice to anyone…. – Maggie B. Sandy Springs GA
I will definitely recommend her to anyone.
I love the service of Family Eye Care Center of Atlanta, the staff are cordial, the doctor is so down to earth, and open to all questions. I didn’t feel like I was being rushed at anytime. I will definitely recommend her to anyone. This one is a keeper!… – Lexi H. Sandy Springs GA
I was very pleased with the appointment and I will definitely recommend
Dr. Locke was extremely thorough during the exam and she really took the time to explain the condition of my eyes. She also gave me great recommendations on how to balance how often I wear my contacts vs. my glasses. The office was bright and cheery and both Dr. Locke… – Cassidy H. Sandy Springs GA
Family Eye Care Center of Atlanta is wonderful. They are very thorough, professional and friendly. I have been coming here for two years now and do not have a bad word to say about Dr. Locke. Anita is wonderful as well and has provided excellent customer service. Always ready to… – Krista S. Buckhead GA
They definitely want the best for their customers!
This has been my best eye care experience yet! The staff was extremely helpful and knowledgable. Anita, the office manager, spent tons of time explaining every aspect of ordering eye glasses from the frame selection that fit me to the type of coating on the lenses. She even spent extra… – Claudia G.
I have recommended her to friends and have decided to make her my primary vision care doctor!
I enjoyed my visit to Dr.Locke. She was very knowledgeable and helped me to explain the changes in my vision. I have recommended her to friends and have decided to make her my primary vision care doctor!… – Brittany B. Buckhead GA
Truly a unique practice!
I discovered family eye care because I heard they were wonderful with little children and my 2 year old needed a visit. He loved it! Now I wouldnt go anywhere else for the whole family. The office staff is friendly and great about flexible scheduling. Dr. Locke is wonderful! She’s… – Malka A.
I will definitely go there in the future for eye exams and other eye care needs.
I enjoyed the service of Family Eye Care Center of Atlanta, the staff are cordial and the doctor is very knowledgeable. My visit was quick and thorough, and they have a wide range of stylish eyewear. I will definitely go there in the future for eye exams and other eye… – Delvin W. Sandy Springs GA
I was so impressed, I changed optometrists for myself despite living south of 20.
Dr. Locke and her staff were amazing with my (very shy) 5 yo when we went in for an exam. I was so impressed, I changed optometrists for myself despite living south of 20…. – Sarah B. Sandy Springs GA
knowledgeable and committed to help you with all your eyecare needs
The most professionals and best eyecare center in Georgia is Family Eye Care Center. Dr. Locke and her staff are wonderful, knowledgeable and committed to help you with all your eyecare needs. Thank you Dr. Locke and Staff for helping me and my children’s with our eye care needs. The… – Shelme A. Sandy Springs GA
Great place and kid friendly
The staff was very helpful and friendly. Dr. Locke was super nice and very professional. Great place and kid friendly. LOVED IT!… – Jessica B. Atlanta GA
Our family has found its new eye care home.
I had a wonderful first experience. Dr. Locke and all of her staff are extremely nice and knowledgeable. Our family has found its new eye care home…. – Kimberly L. Sandy Springs GA
I can’t thank her enough for her expertise and exceptional care!
Dr. Locke is amazing. She takes time explaining your condition and wants to make sure you are knowledgeable about your treatment. I brought my husband to Dr. Locke and she was able to diagnose a condition that had been missed by another provider. I can’t thank her enough for her… – Nikki M. Sandy Springs GA
I would recommend Dr. Locke without reservation!
My daughter was very apprehensive about getting drops in her eyes. Dr. Locke was GREAT with my daughter. She was able to calm her down and by the end of the visit my daughter was giving her a hug goodbye. Her staff was friendly and very pateint with my daughter…. – Connie J. Atlanta GA
The office is modern, clean, and pleasant and the atmosphere is warm and inviting
My son did vision therapy with Dr. Locke for several months. Dr. Locke brings the highest level of professionalism and care to her work. She is totally committed to what she does and is extremely patient and thorough. It is difficult to find this combination of care and competence in… – Tricia M. Dacula Ga
I will come here for all of my future eye care needs!
This has been my best eye care experience yet! The staff was extremely helpful and knowledgeable. Anita, the office manager, spent tons of time explaining every aspect of ordering eye glasses from the frame selection that fit me to the type of coating on the lenses. She even spent extra… – Claudia G. Duluth GA
knowledgeable, friendly, hospitable, and genuine
Family Eye Care Center is a great choice for one’s eye care needs! Dr. Locke and Anita are knowledgeable, friendly, hospitable, and genuine. The office is relaxing, the equipment is state-of-the-art and there is a wide array of frames to choose from…. – Robin D. Atlanta GA
My experience at Family Eye Care of ATL was FABOLOUS !! ..Dr. Locke takes her time, and is very detailed with her examinations. Great Staff, Very Friendly, Very Knowledgeable, I mean what else can you ask for. Highly recommended!… – Tasha E. Lawrenceville GA
Trust me, you will not be disappointed with the level of service
This was my first visit at FECCOA, and all I can say is excellent service!! Dr. Locke and her staff made me feel very comfortable, and Dr. Locke showed genuine concern about the health of my vision. She made great recommendations, and you could tell that she was very knowledgeable…. – Kimbriana P. Atlanta GA
I highly recommend this eye care center!
I found Family Eye Care Center of Atlanta online, and I’m so glad I did! Doctor Locke is so friendly. The entire staff was very professional and courteous. They all truly work together as a team, and being prior military myself, I can appreciate that. My appointment was thorough. I… – Keisha G. Atlanta GA
Would highly recommend!!
Our family of 5 have been going to see Dr. Locke for about 3 years now and would give her 6 stars if I could. She is extremely thorough, amazing with kids and very professional. She has helped identify some issues with our son’s eyes and he has been doing… – Erica F. Atlanta GA
Dr. Locke was incredibly patient and kind with my eleven year old daughter
I had an excellent experience with Dr. Locke at the Family Eye Care Center today. My eleven year old daughter was being fitted for contact lenses for the first time. I sought out this practice because reviews had said that they specialized with working with children who are first time… – Denise P. Decatur GA
I would highly recommend them to anyone looking for contacts or glasses or looking for an eye exam.
I was very impressed with Family Eye Center. They were very polite and service oriented, and they vision therapy for children that they offer is unique and very impressive. I also was given more answers to my questions than other eye doctors have given me. I would highly recommend them… – Christi B. Atlanta GA
The customer service is exceptional. I’ve been to many optometry establishments and I feel like I’m being rushed through the exam, forced to buy glasses and then rushed out the door. Dr.Locke’s team took their time to educate me about the entire process. I felt like I had all the… – Hasani W. Smyrna GA
I’m happy to have found an office that meets all my expectations.
I was very impressed with Family Eye Care Center of Atlanta. All of the staff were very polite, knowledgeable and eager to assist. I have visited several optometrists and Dr. Locke has impressed me the most. She takes the time to explain what she is doing and why its being… – Alisah H. Atlanta GA
I will definitely be back!
They took great care of me today and I was very comfortable in their office. Everyone was so nice and helpful. They helped me pick out glasses and even told me which ones looked good and didn’t look good. I will definitely be back!… – Daniel S. Atlanta GA
Will definitely be coming back!
Though I did not have an eye exam done through this practice (unfortunately), I was treated like a top “V-EYE-P” patient and was told all the great deals and was told clearly what my insurance covered. Jina, Dr. Locke, and staff were all very very honest about which frames suited… – Matt D. Mableton GA
I had finally found the right Optometrist for my family!
Unbelievable staff! My boys are 6 & 7 and have been going to eye doctors since they were babies. Dr Kim and her staff spent almost 3 hours with us, taking pictures, pressure tests, and very thorough examinations. Then the team went to work! Since my children’s prescriptions are extreme,… – Sam L Sandy Springs GA
They were fabulous!
The eye appointment for 3 children was cancelled by another doctor 30 minutes before the 1st appointment. We had only that day to get the exams done before the kids were leaving on a trip. By chance we stopped by Family Eye Care Center of Atlanta. They were fabulous! They… – Sue E. Atlanta GA
You will not be disappointed with this family friendly practice!
Best place for eye care for the entire family! Dr. Locke is very detailed and thorough! As great as she is with me as an adult, she is even more amazing with children! I am a mother of 3 and they love having their eyes checked and my oldest is… – Tahira B. Atlanta GA
The doctor is very thorough and they always get me in and out quickly
Wonderful experience. I have been coming here for two years now and have nothing but wonderful things to say. The doctor is very thorough and they always get me in and out quickly. Customer service is great as well, always looking to get me the best deal and ensure I… – Krista S.
The testing equipment is state-of-the art
My current optometrist closed her practice earlier this year, and I needed to find another one. I procrastinated until the last few days of my VSP eligibility and did a zip code search…and found Family Eye Care. It is within walking distance of my home and it was very easy… – Nancy M. Atlanta GA
Bobby is truly an awesome resource for which frames look good on you
Bobby has been helping me pick out a nice pair of frames for my petite-size face. He has shown me several options and has given helpful feedback on which frames are too wide or too dark or too whatever. Although I’m still in the decision-making phase, Bobby is truly an… – Frances P. Atlanta GA
I would HIGHLY recommend this place!
I took my son here to get an eye exam. He is only 5 1/2 years old and I wanted to find a pediatric optometrist since he is small and I needed someone who could tell if he really struggled seeing versus if he just wanted glasses. This place is… – Nicky H. Lithonia GA
A great optometrist and highly recommended.
I hadn’t had an eye exam in about 5 years. I’m very glad that I chose to come here. The staff and doctor were all very friendly and professional. I had to split my visit (because of my schedule) and have a follow up to get eye dilation. The staff… – K.R. Atlanta GA
Awesome place of business!
This place is amazing! I have never had an eye exam before and was very nervous. As soon as I walked in the door, everyone made me feel welcome and at ease. The doctor was so informative and patient with me as she explained everything we were doing before she… – Annie W. Atlanta GA.
Willing to drive 20 minutes to come here!
Love everything about Dr. Locke’s practice! Willing to drive 20 minutes to come here!… – Lane G. Atlanta GA
If you’re in the Buckhead area and need glasses or an eye exam, then you must come here!
I stumbled onto this Family Optometrist practice and I was blown away at how friendly, knowledgeable, and professional the doctor and staff were! If you’re in the Buckhead area and need glasses or an eye exam, then you must come here!… – J.H Mableton GA
I finally found a great eye place that I will be coming to regularly.
If your looking for a new eye doctor with great customer service, this is the place to be. They are open on Saturday! I was nervous when I walked in but Britney was so friendly and knowledgeable. She greeted us with a smile and made us comfortable. Dr. Locke was… – Alpana M. Atlanta GA
I will be headed back over for my exam, and to pick out some cool looking frames !!
I discovered this place completely by accident while on a lunch break at Flip Burger, and then to Walgreens to pickup a few items. I was very impressed with the cleanliness of the facility and the staff. Although I didn’t have an appointment and was more or less ” just… – Sean J. Atlanta GA
First you should know a bit
ABOUT OUR PRACTICE
WE ARE A TOP RATED
Our Vision Therapy and Pediatric clinic is loved by all! With 30 5 star reviews on Google, 22 reviews on Facebook and 14 reviews on Yelp, you can rest assured that you will be receiving world class vision therapy and pediatric eye care.
WE SERVE SANDY SPRINGS
Serving the greater Atlanta area, our practice sees many vision therapy patients from Sandy Springs, GA. To visit us from Sandy Springs, take the 400 for around 5 miles to exit 2 Lenox/141. Click here for directions.
We are passionate about eye care for kids and have extensive experience and training in Vision Therapy, Special needs Eye Care, and Myopia Control. We also provide comprehensive eye care and optical services for the whole family as well as Vision therapy for adults, and post traumatic brain injuries and concussions.
EXPERIENCED EYE DOCTORS
Dr. Locke is residency trained in pediatric and special needs eye care. She is a member of the COVD and has lectured and published on Vision Therapy and Pediatric Eye Care.