Vision Therapy

When glasses aren't enough

What is Vision Therapy?

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Our areas of focus

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5 Components of Vision

Orientation

This is the way a person organizes spaces. If not processed properly, symptoms may include writing uphill or downhill, being clumsy, & knocking things over.

Binocular

To see singly and clearly at near, the eyes must team together, meaning the eyes must point to the same place at the same time and maintain this fusion. If not done properly symptoms may include double vision, words “swimming” on pages, words run together when reading, head tilting when reading, one eye closing when reading, & difficulty copying from the chalkboard.

Accommodation

To maintain clear vision at near our eyes must focus, or accommodate, to see clearly. This skill is closely related to binocular vision, as the two are many times seen together. If there is a difficulty accommodating, symptoms may include headaches with near work, difficulty copying from the chalkboard, & holding reading too close.

Ocular Motility

The eyes must move together as one unit. There are two separate eye movements that are needed in basic skills such as reading: saccades-quick movements (think word to word, line to line) and pursuits-smooth movements (think tracking across a page smoothly). Poor ocular motility may cause symptoms such as skips/repeats in line reading, omitting small words when reading, and misaligning columns of numbers.

Perceptual

Visual perception is the ability to interpret the surrounding environment by processing information contained in visible light. Some symptoms of a lack of visual perception could be having low reading comprehension, trouble keeping attention while reading, difficulty completing assignments on time, always saying “I can’t” before trying, doesn’t use time well, loses belongings, and having a forgetful/poor memory.

Request an Appointment

If you or your loved ones are struggling with a vision problem, we can help. Go ahead and schedule an appointment to get started.

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