Vision Therapy is “the best gift you can give your child,” said a parent of a recent VT graduate.
This “gift” is essentially a time-tested and proven therapy that can improve and correct specific problems of the visual system. Through an individually based, doctor prescribed program, vision therapy can reduce and even remove roadblocks to learning and achievement. If left untreated, vision related barriers often lead to stress, frustration, and low self-esteem.
Treatment consists of a controlled setting therapy program that includes the use of lenses, prisms, filters, and special instruments. The program may include procedures to improve balance, coordination, rhythm, and timing as well as judgment of space, size, and shape. Vision Therapy is an individualized, supervised, treatment program designed to connect visual-motor and/or perceptual cognitive deficiencies. Vision therapy sessions include procedures designed to enhance the brains ability to control visual function.
Vision therapy has proven to be a life-changing tool in helping people with learning related vision problems. Learning can be made easier, reading levels can rise, an in some cases, IQ scores have even increased.
- Tracking. The ability to follow a moving object smoothly and accurately with both eyes, such as a ball in flight or moving vehicles in traffic.
- Fixation. The ability to quickly and accurately locate and inspect with both eyes a series of stationary objects, one after another, such as moving from work to word while reading.
- Focus Change. The ability to look quickly from far to near and vice versa without momentary blur, such as looking from the chalkboard to a book or from the dashboard to cars on the street.
- Depth Perception. The ability to judge relative distance of objects and see and move accurately in three-dimensional space, such as when hitting a ball or parking a car.
- Peripheral Vision. The ability to monitor and interpret what is happening around you while you are attending to a specific central vision task; the ability to use visual information perceived from over a large area.
- Binocularity. The ability to use both eyes together, smoothly, equally, simultaneously and accurately
- Maintaining Attention. The ability to keep doing any particular skill or activity with ease and without interfering with the performance of other skills.
- Distance Acuity. The ability to clearly see, inspect, identify and understand objects at a distance. People with 20/20 distance sight may still have visual problems.
- Visualization. The ability to form mental images in your “mind’s eye”, retain or store them for future recall, or for synthesis into new mental images beyond your current or past direct experiences.
Six Signs That You May Need Vision Therapy.
- Headaches. Especially near the eyes or forehead, or occasionally at the back of the head.
- Double Vision. Two objects are seen when only one exists.
- Reduced Reading Performance. Losing your place while reading, rereading words or lines, difficulty with understanding or recalling what you have read, reading slowly.
- Discomfort, Fatigue. Body tension, stress, or pain; weariness at the end of a school or workday.
- Suppression. Information from one eye may be blocked or ignored to avoid seeing double. If the visual problem is not corrected, it may get worse.
- Underachievement. You have the feeling that your child is not doing as well as he/she should, but are unsure as to the cause. Often times, underachievement may have more to do with vision problems than a poor teacher or the difficulty of the class work.
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