Who Benefits

Children

Reading Delays
Any child who loses their place, skips words/sentences, or is not reading up to potential may benefit from vision therapy. By properly developing essential visual skills that have been lacking, a child can typically experience:

  • Decreased headaches & eyestrain
  • Increased reading speed & accuracy
  • Heightened focus & visual stamina
  • Improved comprehension

Many children with learning delays and comprehension issues can benefit from vision therapy. The improvements in visual processing skills typically transfer to handwriting, copying, math, reading, and organization abilities. By strengthening key perceptual skills, vision therapy can improve the following areas:

  • Visual form perception: analyzing size, shape, and correctly identifying letters, numbers and words
  • Directionality: knowing left from right, especially as it relates to letters and numbers
  • Visual memory: recalling visually presented information
  • Visual-motor integration: combining visual information with motor output such as in copying from the board
  • Visual processing speed: processing visual information quickly and accurately
Undetected and untreated vision problems can elicit some of the very same signs and symptoms commonly attributed to ADD/ADHD. Due to these similarities, some children may be mislabeled as having this condition when, in fact, they have an undetected vision problem. By strengthening key visual skills, vision therapy can be helpful in improving certain ADD/ADHD type behaviors such as:

  • Impulsivity
  • Distractibility
  • Hyperactivity
  • Inattentiveness

Children with special needs may demonstrate certain behaviors which can easily be mistaken as part of their diagnosis; when in fact, many of these behaviors could be due to underlying vision problems. In these cases, children respond very well to vision therapy treatment, which helps them to interact better with their environment. Vision therapy is beneficial for children who have been diagnosed with:

  • Pervasive Development Disorder
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Sensory Integration Disorder
  • Down Syndrome
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

Adults



Many adults experience visual stress while reading, completing paperwork, or working on the computer. By strengthening key visual skills, vision therapy patients experience:

  • Better eye comfort
  • Improved visual efficiency
  • Increased attention to detail
  • Heightened focus and stamina
Adults with visual related learning problems have often struggled with these issues since childhood. By improving key visual processing skills, vision therapy helps adults enhance their ability to:

  • Process visual information accurately
  • Multi-task, organize, and prioritize
  • Easily visualize and remember data
  • Comprehend directions and symbols
Vision Therapy can effectively treat the consequences of brain trauma and speed up the recovery process of those suffering from a:

  • Stroke
  • Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
  • Birth Injury
  • Whiplash
Strong visual skills are critical to success in sports. Vision therapy can give you the cutting edge, by successfully improving your:

  • Eye-hand coordination
  • Visual reaction time
  • Peripheral vision and depth perception
  • Eye focusing, tracking, and teaming
  • Visualization skills