Therapy for Visual Skills
All sorts of skills develop over time—even the ones we take for granted, like walking, talking, and eyesight. We develop visual skills in much the same way as other skills. And, just as other skills are important for life, we require visual skills for almost everything we do.
The body is a complex system, with the brain working in tandem with other parts of the body to produce function and movement. If the brain and eyes don’t work together as a team, vision therapy may be needed to help correct this. Think of it as physiotherapy for the eyes!
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What Is Vision Therapy?
Vision therapy is more than just eye exercises. It’s an evidence-based practice that aims to retrain vital visual skills. Most importantly, vision therapy is tailored to each patient. Everyone’s treatment plan will look a little bit different depending on their needs.
At a comprehensive eye exam, your optometrist will evaluate more than just your vision. We’ll assess how well your eyes are working together as a team, depth perception, eye focusing, eye tracking, and more.
Once we determine if vision therapy is right for you, we’ll develop a treatment plan that includes a combination of in-office procedures led by a doctor and at-home work to help solidify your skills.
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Valuable Visual Skills
Children aren’t born with the visual skills they need—they develop them over time, just like they develop the ability to walk and talk.
Good visual skills are essential to learning. Approximately 80% of what children learn happens through their vision. Whether it’s reading, interacting with other kids, throwing a ball around, or seeing what the teacher writes on the board, eyesight is involved.
The following issues may indicate that your child needs an appointment with an optometrist to discuss vision therapy:
- Poor reading comprehension
- Holding books close to the face while reading
- Short attention span with close-up tasks
- Losing or misplacing items
- Clumsiness and knocking things over
- Skipping or repeating lines while reading
If you want to set them up for success, visual skills must develop normally. Children who start school with undiagnosed vision problems may struggle to keep up in class. They may be misdiagnosed with ADHD or another behavioral disorder.
- Learning at a slower rate than their peers
- Behavioral and disciplinary problems
- Higher risk of dropping out of school
If you notice any problems with your child’s learning, be sure to book them an appointment to rule out a vision condition and get started on vision therapy if it suits their needs.Book Appointment
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