Vision therapy can help those individuals who lack the necessary visual skills for effective reading, writing, and learning (i.e., eye ovement and focusing skills, convergence, eye-hand coordination, visual perceptual skills, etc.)
25% of disabled readers have poor visual skills. True dyslexia is a neurological dysfunction marked by the inability of the language centers in the brain to decode print or to use phonetics to make connections between written symbols and their sounds. However, not all students who struggle with reading suffer from phonological processing problems. Although many of the symptoms may be similar, the reason may be vision and not a language-based deficit. Poor visual processing plays a significant role in a lot children/students and juvenile delinquents who struggle to read. These students process visual information more slowly than that of their peers. Visual deficiencies are reported in over 75% of the population diagnosed with reading problems.
A complete eye exam by a developmental optometrists trained to diagnose and treat visual related learning problems can determine if vision is at the base of the students struggle to read and comprehend.
Vision therapy helps individuals develop normal coordination and teamwork of the two eyes (binocular vision). When the two eyes don’t work together as an effective team, performance in many areas can suffer (reading, sports, depth perception, visual processing).
Vision therapy programs offer much higher cure rates for turned eyes and/or lazy eye when compared to eye surgery, glasses, and/or patching without therapy.
21st century life demands more from our vision than ever before. Many children and adults constantly use their near vision at school, work, and home. Environmental stresses on the visual system (including computer use and extended close work) can induce blurred vision, eyestrain, headaches, etc.
Vision can be compromised as a result of neurological disorders or trauma to the nervous system. Vision therapy can effectively treat the visual consequences of brain trauma (including double vision).
Vision therapy can be the answer to many visual problems. For more information, visit our sports therapy page. Visually related learning disabilities Functional vision delays associated with prematurity of birth, autism, dyslexia, CP, developmental delays, and anxiety Motion sickness and balance disorders Inconsistent and/or poor sports performance.
Therapy procedures are individualized and use different techniques to train different abilities. Specialized therapeutic visual training equipment, lenses, prisms, and filters will be utilized.