Who are vision therapy patients?
We treat a wide range of people at Vision Therapy Academy. Below are some examples of cases we encounter.
Students struggling in school with learning-related vision problems
Vision therapy can help students who lack the necessary visual skills for effective reading, writing and learning. Those may include eye movement and focusing skills, convergence, eye-hand activity and visual memory skills.
Students entering college
Even excellent students may find they want to be better prepared for the increased demands of college. The visual demands of college are much greater than high school. Many of our high school patients are top students but want to improve the efficiency of their visual system to keep up with the increased amount of reading and coursework.
Poor eye teaming (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, including reading, sports, depth perception and eye contact.
Lazy eyes (strabismus and amblyopia)
Vision therapy programs offer much higher cure rates for turned 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 age 21.
Eye fatigue and stress-induced occupational visual difficulties
Our 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 (CVS) is one of the fastest growing health concerns in the workplace today. Environmental stresses on the visual system (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.
Vision can be compromised as a result of neurological disorders or trauma to the nervous system. These can include traumatic brain injuries (TBI), stroke, whiplash, developmental delays, cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis and autism spectrum disorder. Vision therapy can effectively treat the visual consequences of trauma (including double vision).
Eye-hand coordination improvement for sports
Strong visual skills are critical to sports success. 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, to mention just a few.
Vision therapy can be the answer to many developmental and learning issues. Don’t hesitate to contact us with your questions.