Did you know that up to 25% off all school age children have vision problems significant enough to impair academic performance? These vision problems are often typically misdiagnosed as learning disabilities or ADD/ADHD.
Some visual conditions cannot be treated adequately with just glasses or contact lenses, and they may be best resolved through a program of vision therapy.
Vision therapy is a customized sequence of activities prescribed by the doctor and designed to develop efficient visual skills and processing.
Like physical therapy or occupational therapy, the goal of vision therapy is to learn to use the eyes and brain together effectively and, as a result, improve your child’s quality of life.
Vision therapy sessions include activities that are designed to enhance the brain’s ability to coordinate:
- Eye Alignment
- Eye Teaming
- Eye Focusing
- Eye Movements
- Visual Processing
Typical therapy sessions may include the use of a variety of tools and medical equipment, such as therapeutic lenses, prisms, filters, computerized and non-computerized activities. Other devices, like metronomes, balance boards, and balls may also be used.
At Uptown Family Vision, we offer a full developmental evaluation that will help us to determine if your child has a vision problem that is interfering with learning. This evaluation will also provide us with a baseline for treatment and help us to customize your child’s program.
For more information, please contact our office or visit covd.org to learn more about vision therapy.