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Good Vision is Not Just 20/20

Vision development, also known as optometric vision therapy, is a series of individualized therapeutic activities for training the eyes and visual system. This strengthens neural pathways to help you function more efficiently and comfortably, to ensure good binocular vision and enhance visual perception.


Sports vision training can help athletes of every level improve how they perform during competition. Eye-hand coordination, reaction time, depth perception, eye tracking, and more can be enhanced through proper guided training.

As much as 50 percent of your brain is involved in the visual process. Upwards of 69% of adolescents have visual or visual perceptual symptoms after experiencing a TBI. Our team is dedicated to finding deficits and getting you on the road to recovery.

Amblyopia and Lazy Eye

Therapy works well to help improve how the “weak” eye can see, all while teaching the two eyes to team together. Go beyond patching and eyedrops.

Strabismus, Crossed Eyes, and More

Very commonly, misaligned eyes can be helped without needing eye muscle surgery. Explore every opportunity before resorting to surgical intervention. We can help review your options.

Visual Perceptual Analysis

How your brain interprets visual information, sorts it, stores it, integrates it, and retrieves it, are all are important in the visual process. Get it tested.

Career Performance Enhancement

By learning to improve vision and visual perceptual skills, adults can see improvements in performance on things like standardized testing (SAT, MCAT), where even just a few points can make a difference.



While our Blacksburg facilities are new, our team has been providing care focused on helping patients reach their visual potential for over a decade. This includes patients struggling in school, concussion rehabilitation, and sports vision enhancement.


Vision Plus is the only facility that is solely dedicated to neuro-optometric vision development and rehabilitation in the area. Located in Blacksburg, we serve Blacksburg, the New River Valley, Roanoke, and have patients travelling more than 3 hours for our unique services.


We understand everyone has a set of particular needs. Our team is dedicated to treat every patient and client like family. We strive to understand each person’s unique situation, help set individual goals, and customize a personalized treatment plan, accordingly.


We are an independent small business, locally owned and operated. Our founder, Dr. John Dovie, optometrist, is a proud graduate of Virginia Tech (’99, Biology), and has been practicing in southwest Virginia since 2005. We are proud to be part of this wonderful Blacksburg community and strive to serve it well.


Vision Plus Development and Rehab is dedicated to providing the best experience, and this includes equipment and technology. Our facilities house some of the most advanced technology for vision development and training available, including Senaptec Sensory Station, RightEye, Fit Lights, and more. To get better you need to up your game, and we can help.



We will work closely with your team of providers to ensure that you have the best outcome. We happily work with physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech language pathology, primary care, neurology, sports medicine, functional neurology, educational psychology, behavioral health, and more.


When you’re looking to improve your vision and visual potential, Vision Plus Development and Rehab, located in Blacksburg, is The New River Valley’s only dedicated office for optometric vision therapy, visual neurorehabilitation, sports vision development, and concussion rehabilitation. We have two optometric physicians, Dr. John Dovie, and Dr. Adrianna Hempelmann, with over a decade of specialized training and experience under their belt to craft you an individualized vision development and rehab plan to help get your visual performance where you want it. We see patients of all ages for many issues, including amblyopia, strabismus, binocular vision dysfunctions, convergence insufficiency (CI), concussions and traumatic brain injury (TBI), and sports vision enhancement.



At Blacksburg’s Vision+ Development and Rehab our team will listen to your individual needs and use a decade of combined experience to create a program to help develop vision and visual skills to the level you need. This may be better eye tracking and focusing to help your child read better, quicker visual processing and reaction time for driving, or better depth perception and eye-hand coordination to increase your batting average. We’re here to fully understand your needs and work to meet or exceed them!