Vision Therapy is an individualized, supervised treatment program designed to correct visual-motor and/or perceptual-cognitive deficiencies. Our Vision Therapy program offers a full range of services to patients of all ages, from children to older adults. Some visual conditions cannot be treated adequately with glasses, contact lenses, surgery, and/or eye patching and are best resolved through a program of Vision Therapy.
In Vision Therapy, we strive to improve all aspects of the visual system including:
Tracking: 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.
Accommodation (Focusing): The ability to sustain clarity at the near point as well as looking quickly from far to near and back without blur.
Eye Teaming or Binocularity: Aligning both eyes at the same place at the same time and moving them together as a team –smoothly, equally, and accurately.
Depth Perception: Quickly and accurately judging the distance and speeds of objects – such as catching a ball.
Eye / Hand / Body Coordination: How the hands, feet & body respond to visual information.
Visual Perception: 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
Exaggerated 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 of 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
Sports Vision Training