Many children we see for visual learning assessments have excellent eyesight, but poor ability to use their eyes to gather information in an efficient and meaningful way. Moving and teaming our eyes together can take practice and experience.
During vision therapy, we work on developing sound visual efficiency and visual processing skills, as well as working on integrating vision with other sensory inputs.
Vision therapy may be used in the treatment of such conditions as:
- Eye turn (strabismus)
- Lazy eye (amblyopia)
- Poor eye movement or eye focussing skills (fine visual motor therapy)
- Traumatic brain injury (accident and stroke)
- Specific deficient visual abilities. (ie. required in a sport)
- Developmental and visual perceptual deficits.
In our vision therapy program, skills are developed from a lower to higher order, until they become more automatic for the person.
Interested to know more? To make an appointment with one of our behavioural optometrists or our vision therapist at Eyecare Plus Ashgrove simply book online or call 07 3463 0349 during business hours.
Who would benefit from vision therapy? We ask Sally...
Vision therapy is suitable for patients of any age. For adults, vision therapy may help your eyes feel less tired, or help them to work more efficiently. For children, vision therapy has been shown to help improve attention span, concentration skills and coordination.
The best place to start is by booking in for an appointment where we can assess yourself, or your child for suitability for vision therapy.
You can also read more about vision therapy here.
Ready to book an appointment?
Online bookings available or call us on (07) 3463 0349.