Who Can Benefit from Vision Therapy?
Vision therapy is often times the best treatment option for patients who experience deficits with eye tracking, eye teaming, eye focusing and visual processing. By addressing the underlying vision conditions, patients often experience significant improvements in visual tasks, such as reading, working on the computer for extended periods of time, scanning of the visual environment (while driving or playing sports for example) and performing under timed conditions. Vision therapy can help people at many stages of life, helping children and adults.
Symptoms one may feel:
- Discomfort (visual/eye strain, headaches, etc) during visual tasks, such as reading or computer work
- Blurred or fluctuating vision while performing near tasks (reading, computer, gaming, etc) or when transitioning focus between distance and near (such as when taking notes in class)
- Double vision, even if experienced occasionally
- Tracking difficulties that may impair reading fluency (skipping words, re-reading lines, loss of place, etc)
- Impaired depth perception that causes poor eye-hand coordination and makes a person appear 'clumsy'
- Difficulties processing visual information, making it difficult to keep up with the pace of life, work or school
- Children struggling with reading or academic performance