Vision Therapy is a customized doctor supervised, non-surgical program that provides physical therapy to the entire visual system. Studies have shown that vision therapy and training can help reduce eyestrain and symptoms of computer vision syndrome, which affects many adults and children. It also helps improve the reading skills of children and hand eye coordination needed for sports. Vision therapy can also help with a lazy eye (amblyopia) or a turned eye (strabismus). It consists of a series of in office, computer and at-home therapy sessions unique and designed specifically for each patient.
1 in 4 kids have visual problems that can affect learning however school vision screenings can miss the majority of these problems. A comprehensive vision exam with an optometrist that specializes in vision therapy can check for aspects of eye health, vision, and visual skills, and can ensure you or your child is not struggling with an undiagnosed vision problem. Any child who struggles with schoolwork, sports, reading and/or attention may have an undiagnosed visual problem that can be confused with dyslexia, ADD, and ADHD.
If you are concerned about your child or student today, schedule a vision therapy assessment today!
Strabismus, most commonly known as an “eye turn” or “crossed eyes” is due to the inability to point both eyes in the same direction such that the eyes appear misaligned.
Amblyopia most commonly known as a “lazy eye” is where the vision is reduced in one eye compared to the other due to the eye and brain not working well together. Until recently, patching the better seeing eye was the only method of treating amblyopia. However, new research has shown that vision therapy can be an effective treatment for strabismus and amblyopia, resulting in sustained and significant improvement.
If you or someone you know has a lazy eye or an eye turn, call our clinic today to find out how vision therapy can help you.
There are several types of brain injury that happen after birth and can affect the way a person functions in their daily lives including affecting the visual system.
There are several types of Brain injuries including:
- Motor Vehicle Accident
- Bicycle Accident
- A fall
- Gun shots
- Explosions, Blasts
- Contact Sports
- Whiplash injury
- Workplace injuries
After a concussion/traumatic brain injury you may be told that you have 20/20 vision. But vision is more than seeing the small letters. When communication between the brain and eyes are affected the following signs/symptoms can occur:
- Glasses for reading and distance to help focus the eyes
- Tints to help with light sensitivity, glare, and relaxation
- Prism/Occlusion to help with double vision and vision confusion
- Vision Therapy/Neuro-optometric rehabilitation to improve eye movement and focusing ability
Optometric Vision Therapy and Vision Rehabilitation can resolve many of the effects of Brain Injury. Please contact our office today to get more information on how we can help.
If you have any of the following signs and symptoms, call our office today for a full binocular vision assessment:
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