Do you have a child that is under performing in school, having difficulty with reading or comprehension, or daydreams when asked to do homework? Do you struggle with eyestrain, avoid reading and computer work or suffer headaches or fatigue after work or school? These symptoms may indicate an undiagnosed vision problem.
Good visual performance requires more than 20/20 eyesight. A complete Developmental Visual Evaluation includes testing for efficient eye-teaming, focusing and tracking skills. We need these skills to achieve clear, comfortable, and effortless performance during all near point tasks.
We provide diagnosis and therapy for children and adults with poor visual skills. Vision therapy can also diagnose and treat visual motor and visual perception deficiencies. Strabismus (eye turn) and amblyopia (“lazy eye”) respond well to therapy. These sometimes hidden visual system problems can result in poor school and work performance, headaches and difficulty with near work.
We also work with athletes looking to enhance sports performance. Dynamic visual acuity, tracking skills, proprioception (localizing and balancing your body in space) and consistent excellent visual performance under stress are just a few of the skills that can be improved with vision therapy. Many professional sports teams use vision therapy to help their players excel.
- Acquired or Traumatic Brain Injury
Patients with traumatic brain injury may experience mild to debilitating loss of visual function. This may lead to symptoms of difficulty reading, blurred or double vision, short term memory loss and visual field loss. Vision therapy is often used to help these patients regain their skills and to compensate for vision permanently lost. Treatment may also include prescribing appropriate lenses and prisms. We work in concert with a multidisciplinary group of professionals (such as occupational and physical therapists) to facilitate the patient’s rehabilitation.