Vision Therapy

Vision therapy is a one-on-one therapeutic approach to develop or improve visual skills and abilities in effort to have visual comfort, efficiency, optimize visual processing and interpretation of visual information.

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What to Expect During the

Vision Therapy Program

During the program, we use a very effective, yet straight forward approach to vision therapy. Our program is tailored to each patient’s needs but typically carries out for 3-12 sessions in which the activities are prescribed and monitored by our doctors.

Vision therapist Shantia has experience in vision therapy since 1999. Shantia is AOA certified Paraoptometric Assistant and is committed to delivering excellence in the Vision Therapy Program at Lifetime Vision Care.

Each patient meets with Shantia for in-office scheduled sessions and completes prescribed vision therapy homework on a daily basis. Upon completion of the program, patients are re-examined by our doctors to evaluate progress, and a maintenance program is specifically designed for each patient.

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Who is a Candidate for Vision Therapy?

Anyone can benefit from vision therapy. The majority of patients who benefits most are those with vision related learning difficulties and previous physical or emotional trauma.

What are some of the signs/ symptoms to watch for?

  • Holding printed material close to eyes
  • Headaches, blurred or double vision while reading
  • Using finger or bookmark to keep place
  • Skipping words or lines of print unknowingly
  • Comprehension declining as reading continues
  • Moving head back and forth while reading
  • Learning is much better if material is presented orally rather than visually
  • Concerns with schoolwork performance
  • Frustrations with homework
  • Double vision
  • Restlessness especially when doing near work
  • Difficulty with balance in sports and everyday life activities
  • Covering an eye for more comfort

Visually Related Learning

It is estimated that one out of every six children are significantly behind on grade levels in reading with almost 80% of these children having profound near vision problem. They may see 20/20 but they have poor eye tracking, eye aiming and focusing skills that cause fatigue and frustration. Many teenagers and adults also have these problems and as a result have headaches, eyestrain, motion sickness and difficulty with comprehension as a result of their poorly developed visual system.

Trauma Influence on Vision

This is an area getting more and more attention with its impact on the visual system. Head injuries, sports injuries, whip lash motions, post-stroke, and emotional traumas have large influences on vision and vision function. Many times symptoms are noticed but patients are unaware of the effect on vision.