One out of every four children struggles with reading and learning due to having an undiagnosed vision problem. Often, this is misunderstood and put down to a conventional learning or cognitive disorder and this can mean that the child in question receives the wrong kind of support. Alternatively, some children demonstrate real trouble with focus, learning, and behavior that is actually a result of the visual challenges that they face.
When a child’s visual system isn’t performing properly, it can lead to them experiencing a range of issues in school. These include being unable to learn effectively, which could compromise their education and prevent them from fulfilling their potential. They may also experience social difficulties due to their vision making it difficult for them to communicate properly with those around them.
Vision therapy can help to address many common childhood visual problems, making school a much more pleasant experience and enabling children to achieve their potential.
While there are lots of solutions designed to assist with vision problems, it may be possible to teach the visual system to, at least partially, correct itself through a process known as vision therapy.
Vision therapy is a type of physical therapy for the eyes and brain. The goal of vision therapy can vary depending on the patient, but it is typically recommended for one of two reasons. The first is a treatment to help with learning problems caused by visual issues. The second is to help sportspeople hone their skills and enhance their performance by training their eyes to perform optimally. Some of the key benefits of vision therapy include:
- Helping patients to develop or improve fundamental visual skills and abilities.
- Improving visual comfort, ease, and efficiency.
- Changing how patients process and interpret visual information.
Vision therapy is normally provided as a progressive program of treatment, incorporating visual exercises that are designed to help you meet your individual goals. These are carried out at weekly or bi-weekly appointments with our team in the comfort of our office. In addition to the therapy performed under our supervision, you may also be given visual exercises to complete at home which will reinforce the steps we are taking in your session.
Vision therapy has been shown to be successful in helping with a range of common visual conditions including:
- Lazy eye
- Crossed eyes
- Double vision
- Binocular vision disorder
- Eye movement disorders
- Reading and writing disabilities
For more information on vision therapy, or to schedule an appointment to discuss this popular form of treatment, please contact one of our convenient locations in Sandusky, Huron or Clyde, OH where our expert team will be happy to help.
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