Do I need VISION THERAPY?
It is possible for a child to have perfect vision (20/20) but still experience visual problems. While some people can see 20/20 with each eye, others don't always work together well to create clear images. Vision therapy can improve the muscle systems of the eyes for better tracking, teaming and focusing. The eye-brain connection can be improved so children can better interpret visual information. These therapies can help improve visual ability and classroom learning. Because they don't have an objective reference point for optimal functional vision, children are often unaware that they have vision problems. As children move through school, it is important to have regular eye exams. It is common for visual problems to be misdiagnosed. These visual issues may look very similar to ADHD symptoms. Reading issues Poor attention span in school Frequent mistakes Schoolwork is difficult to complete An optometrist can help determine if visual problems cause academic difficulties. He will examine the eyes and assess their ability to work together. ADHD can also be caused by vision problems that can worsen ADHD symptoms. To understand if vision therapy can alleviate some symptoms, it's important to see an eye doctor. These are signs that you may need vision therapy. When reading, skip words and lines When reading or near work, rub your eyes Near work or reading, one eye close to the other Holds paper or reading material close to the face. Place your feet close to the television Reading or doing homework can cause headaches. Poor reading comprehension, but a good word reader Poor handwriting Blurred vision during the transition from far to near vision Homework can be frustrating or takes too long Attention span is short for reading and schoolwork If a child experiences any of these symptoms, the American Optometric Association recommends that a comprehensive exam be done. Early intervention is key to reducing the impact on student performance and student confidence. Vision therapy can also be used to prevent or improve the outcomes of surgery. Call our office to schedule a Vision Therapy appointment for your child or yourself. While some people can see 20/20 with each eye, others don't always work together well to create clear images. Vision therapy can improve the muscle systems of the eyes for better tracking, teaming and focusing. The eye-brain connection can be improved so children can better interpret visual information. These therapies can help improve visual ability and classroom learning. Because they don't have an objective reference point for optimal functional vision, children are often unaware that they have vision problems. As children move through school, it is important to have regular eye exams.

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