Vision therapy is a specialized form of therapy that aims to enhance and improve visual abilities through a series of customized exercises and treatments. It goes beyond traditional eye care by targeting the connections between the eyes and the brain, effectively training and strengthening the visual system.
This therapeutic process is designed to address various vision-related challenges, including difficulties with eye tracking, focusing, depth perception, eye teaming, and visual processing. Whether you're experiencing visual issues due to developmental delays, learning disabilities, sports-related injuries, or other underlying conditions, vision therapy can be an effective non-invasive solution.
Through a personalized treatment plan, our eye doctors work closely with you to identify specific areas of visual weakness and tailor exercises to meet your unique needs. These exercises may involve the use of specialized equipment, therapeutic lenses, prisms, and other tools to facilitate visual improvement and enhance visual processing skills.
By engaging in regular vision therapy sessions, you can expect to see remarkable improvements in your visual capabilities. Enhanced visual skills not only contribute to academic success but also have a significant impact on daily activities such as reading, writing, driving, sports performance, and overall quality of life.
Moving the eyes smoothly across a printed page or while following a moving object and being able to quickly and accurately locate and inspect a series of stationary objects.
The ability to sustain clarity at the near point as well as looking quickly from far to near and back without blur.
Aligning both eyes at the same place at the same time and moving them together as a team - smoothly, equally and accurately.
Quickly and accurately judging the distance and speeds of objects - such as catching a ball.
How the hands, feet & body respond to visual information.
Understanding what is seen and integrating vision with the other senses.
Child becomes easily distracted
Avoids near tasks
Words move or float off page
Low reading comprehension
Frustrated with school
Exaggeration head movements
Loses place and skips lines
Very close reading distance
Rapidly fatigues when reading
Reading below grade-appropriate words per minute
Closing or covering one eye while reading
Turning or tilting head while reading
Headaches or eyestrain
Rubbing of the eyes
Re-reading words or paragraphs
Word or letter reversals
Misjudgments of distance, size and location in sports and play
As a child’s eyes develop, it is not uncommon for a number of problems to occur. Beyond blurred vision, children can develop a number of other visual and perceptual difficulties that are often not detected by a simple vision exam. Even a child with 20/20 visual acuity, can have underlying vision problems!
Amblyopia and Strabismus (Lazy eye)
Accommodation, Binocular, and Eye Tracking Deficiencies
Visual Processing Disorders
Concussions/Traumatic Brain Injuries