Patients of ALL ages can benefit from vision therapy.
Many professional athletes use vision therapy to speed their visual reaction times and improve hand-eye coordination. Computer users who notice they are experiencing eye strain can potentially benefit from vision therapy to reduce discomfort. Persons that have suffered strokes or head trauma can benefit from vision therapy. Many children who are diagnosed with learning disabilities, reading, spelling or writing problems, ADD/ADHD, on the autism spectrum and developmentally delayed (to name a few) have a 70-80% chance of having a vision problem significant enough to affect their performance.
THERE ARE NO UPPER AGE LIMITS FOR VISION THERAPY!
Our brains have the flexibility (neuroplasticity) to train, strengthen, and learn new skills throughout our entire life.
Concentration and Attention Difficulties
Binocular dysfunctions present many of the same symptoms as ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder). Therefore, ADD is often misdiagnosed. These binocular dysfunctions usually respond most favorably to vision therapy which can improve attention and concentration deficits dramatically.
Learning-related Vision Problems
Vision Therapy can help those individuals who lack the necessary visual skills for effective reading, writing, learning, and concentration (i.e., eye movement and focusing skills, convergence, eye-hand activity, visual memory skills, etc.).
Poor 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 (concentration, attention, reading, sports, depth perception, eye contact, etc.).
Strabismus and Amblyopia
Vision Therapy programs offer much higher cure rates for turned eyes and/or lazy eye when compared to eye surgery, glasses, and/or patching, without therapy.
Stress-induced Visual Difficulties
21st century 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. C.V.S. (Computer Vision Syndrome) 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.
Visual Rehabilitation for Special Populations
Vision can be compromised as a result of neurological disorders or trauma to the nervous system (such as, traumatic brain injuries, stroke, whiplash, developmental delays, cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, etc.). Vision Therapy can effectively treat the visual consequences of trauma (including double vision).
Sports Vision Improvement
Strong visual skills are critical to sports success. Not much happens in sports until your eyes instruct your hands and body as to what to do! 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.