Vision therapy can help children learn more effectively and efficiently by improving eye teaming, focusing, and tracking problems. Do not be misled by believing that 20/20 vision alone is all your child needs to reach their full potential. Children and adults canface visual challenges, such as:

Learning-related Vision Problems

  • ReadingChild may have poor binocular coordination resulting in skipping words or lines and being forced to reread passages
  • Learning disabilitiesBright children who struggle with spelling or have difficulty copying from the board or a book may benefit from VT.
  • ADD/ADHDA child with ADHD may suffer from convergence insufficiency an eye coordination problem
  • Dyslexia- VT can be part of a multidisciplinary approach to treat children who reverse numbers and letters or suffer from other symptoms of Dyslexia
  • Tracking Problems tracking text could result in headaches while reading a chalkboard or often losing one’s place in a book

Vision Therapy can help those individuals who lack the necessary visual skills for effective reading, writing and learning. (i.e., eye movement and focusing skills, convergence, eye-hand activity, visual memory skills, etc.). Vision itself is a learned activity. A child learns to see just as she learns to talk or to walk. Therefore, vision can be trained. Specifically, children who have the following problems may benefit from eye training through VT:

 

 

Poor Binocular Coordination

Vision Therapy helps individuals develop normal coordination and teamwork of the two eyes (binocular vision). When the two eyes fail to work together as an effective team, performance in many areas can suffer (reading, sports, depth perception, eye contact, etc.).

To learn more about binocular vision, visit these websites on 3D vision and depth perception:

Strabismus and Amblyopia

Vision Therapy programs offer much higher cure rates for turned eyes (crossed-eyes) and/or lazy eye  when compared to eye surgery, glasses, and/or patching, without therapy. The earlier the patient receives Vision Therapy the better. However, our office has successfully treated patients well past 21 years of age.

Stress-induced Visual Difficulties

21st Century lifestyles demand more from our vision than ever before. Children and adults in our technological society constantly use their near vision at work and at home. Computer Vision Syndrome (C.V.S) is one of the fastest growing health concerns in the workplace today. Environmental stresses on the visual systems, including excessive computer use or close work, can induce eyestrain, headaches, and/or visual difficulties which can be effectively treated with corrective lenses and/or Vision Therapy.


Visual Rehabilitation for Special Populations


Vision can be compromised as a result of neurological disorders or trauma to the nervous system such as traumatic brain injuries, stroke, whiplash, developmental delays, cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, etc. Vision Therapy can effectively treat the visual consequences of trauma including double vision.

To learn more about brain injuries and how Vision Therapy can help, please visit:

· Brain injuries


Sports Vision Improvement


Strong visual skills are critical to sports success. Not much happens in sports until your eyes instruct your hands and body as to what to do! Accurate vision and athletic visual skills can be measured, developed, and enhanced through Vision Therapy. We can measure and successfully improve eye-hand coordination, visual reaction time, peripheral awareness, eye teaming, focusing, tracking and visualization skills; just to name a few.


Vision Therapy can be the answer to many visual problems. Don't hesitate to contact us with your questions. To read definitions of Vision Therapy by outside sources, visit children-special-needs.org. To browse through hundreds of stories by parents, teachers, adults and children, go to a national of catalog of Vision Therapy Success Stories.

 

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