Full Range of Expert Eye Services in Kitchener, ON
All About Visual Sense Eye Care
Visual Sense Eye Care is a trusted leader in visual function and health.
Our practice offers a full range of services for every member of your family, from children to adults of all ages. Our expertise also reaches far beyond eye exams and eyewear fittings to include tailored rehabilitative strategies and programs to train how your brain and eyes work together to optimize your vision skills.
Visual Sense Eye Care was founded by Dr. Tanya Polonenko; an internationally recognized and trusted leader in the field of vision therapy. With her leadership and years of experience, we offer a high standard of visual care, including vision therapy treatment programs, which are custom-built to meet your unique needs.
Our office is also wheelchair accessible and designed with LED lighting to reduce visual strain and save energy.
Our specific areas of focus include:
Everybody has untapped visual potential that may be developed. We are here to optimize that potential. This means helping you to maintain a healthy, comfortable, and efficient visual experience, so that your visual system can allow you to do amazing things in school, work, life, or play.
Our Core Values
Advancing Vision Therapy & Pediatric Visual Health
We offer vision therapy to all ages to either develop, restore or enhance vision. Vision therapy can benefit those who have been diagnosed with eye turns (strabismus), lazy eye (amblyopia), eye tracking and eye teaming or coordination difficulties, learning-related vision issues, or injured visual systems, whether that is from concussion, stroke, or brain injury.
Dr. Polonenko personalizes her vision therapy programs for suitable candidates of all ages and walks of life that can benefit from a vision therapy treatment program.
Dr. Polonenko is known as one of the leading experts in the area for vision therapy and rehabilitation. She is regularly asked by professionals and organizations to share her expertise with colleagues at events nationwide.
Dr. Polonenko loves working with children and has made pediatric optometry one of her priorities in her career. With years of practical experience and teaching in pediatrics, Dr. Polonenko is qualified to offer a level of children’s eye care that goes beyond comprehensive eye exams, including visual skills assessments, special needs optometry, and more. During assessments, Dr. Polonenko makes kids comfortable by treating tests as a fun and interactive experience while exploring their vision.
With a residency from one of the top two schools for vision therapy, and two fellowships in binocular vision and vision therapy, Dr. Polonenko has developed an approach to vision therapy that is on the cutting edge of innovation.
Our visual performance is important to academic success, and overall success in daily tasks, jobs, and sports. Eye teaming, focusing, tracking and processing all work to meaningfully interpret what we see so that we can respond and interact effectively in our environment. When you visit Dr. Polonenko for a comprehensive eye exam, she uses her extensive training to determine whether these skills are diminished. If they are, Dr. Polonenko can perform an in-depth visual exploration of all your visual functional skills.
Concussions can cause significant visual symptoms for many patients, because up to 70% of the brain is related to vision, whether from the visual system itself or other senses interacting with vision. Dr. Polonenko keeps current with the latest research, education, and practical treatment for the visual implications of post-concussion syndrome to best help you recover after a brain injury.
Meet Your Visual Health Team
Dr. Tanya Polonenko, OD, FAAO, FCOVD
Dr. Kristin Zai
Dr. Violet Zawada Kuzio
Certified Optometric Assistant
Low Vision Specialist
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Our Address385 Fairway Road South
Kitchener, ON N2C 2N9
Hours of Operations
Comprehensive Eye Exams
Comprehensive Eye Exams
Comprehensive eye exams are an invaluable tool when it comes to protecting your vision and ocular health. Your optometrist can identify subtle changes in your eyes, which may indicate eye diseases and conditions.
Vision therapy is the use of specific exercises, tools, and equipment to improve the way that the brain’s visual connections and visual system works as a whole. This includes developing vision and visual functional skills, treating visual dysfunctions, enhancing visual performance to meet defined needs, and restoring vision and function in patients with brain injury.
Contact Lens Exams & Fittings
Contact Lens Exams & Fittings
Almost everyone can benefit from the right contact lenses. Visual Sense helps our patients discover the fit that’s true for them. Experience the lifestyle you deserve with contact lenses you can depend on.
For many people, visual impairments can be corrected through laser eye surgery, glasses, or contact lenses. For others, traditional methods will not provide better eyesight. If your vision cannot be improved through corrective lenses, this is known as low vision. Thankfully, our dedicated team of eye care professionals helps people live their best lives, regardless of vision condition.