Our weekly individualized vision therapy program will help develop the visual foundation necessary for academic achievement and visual proficiency. Our program includes activities designed to improve proficiency skills that will help process and organize information more effectively in a learning environment.
Vision plays a key role in how we learn. Many symptoms and behaviors associated with learning disabilities are similar to those caused by vision problems. This is why it is so important that a comprehensive eye exam be part of the evaluation of all children who are failing to succeed in school.
These issues can be effectively remediated through vision therapy. In addition, there are developmental and neurological issues such as ADD/ADHD which respond well to vision therapy. Additionally, children are spending more time in front of screens for school work and recreational activities which significantly strain the eyes.
Children should be referred for a comprehensive eye exam to a developmental optometrist whenever visual symptoms are noticed or if they are not achieving their potential. Many of these vision problems will not be detected during a school vision screening or limited vision assessment as part of a school physical or routine pediatric health evaluation.
Poor reading comprehension
Rubs eyes after reading
Gets headaches after reading or towards the end of a school day
Holds a book too close to face
Has poor attention when doing near tasks
Has poor spacing while writing
Uses finger or a pencil to track while reading
Loses place, repeats and/or omits words while reading
Reverses letters and/or words
Has difficulty changing focus from distance to near and back
Has difficulty judging sizes and shape