Eyeglasses alone will not correct visual processing problems. Rather, another form of treatment must be used. This is referred to as VISION THERAPY.
Vision therapy is a treatment approach that involves weekly office visits. During these visits, carefully selected and sequenced activists are given to the patient. This treatment is designed to help the child reach his/her normal level of development in the visual processing skills that are deficient. The success of vision therapy has been documented in scientific literature.
Will vision therapy alone eliminate the child’s learning problems?
Improvements in visual processing may not directly improve school or reading performance. However, these deficiencies can contribute to a learning difficulty. Therefore, improvements in visual skills can result in better learning efficiency and concentration. In many cases, the child may require additional educational support to overcome reading, math or other academic problems. Vision Therapy will help the child benefit from remediation. The combination of vision therapy and educational remediation will often lead to the best result. In some cases, counseling for emotional stress may also be helpful.
Exam / Visit Expectations
The patient will often have a series of three appointments
Comprehensive Eye Exam
A comprehensive evaluation of a patient’s level of vision, need for possible glasses correction, and a thorough evaluation of ocular health. Additional testing of eye alignment, depth perception, and color vision are performed.
Visual Motor Skills
A comprehensive evaluation of the patient’s visual motor system’s ability to track and change visual fixation, maintain and accurately change focus, and to maintain the efficient use of two eyes functioning together.
inefficient reading and poor attention span.
A comprehensive examination of the patient’s ability to process visual information and integrate this information with auditory and motor modalities. Visual recognition, copying skills, visual memory, and directional organizational concepts are tested and related to academic performance.
Patient Resources or at home actions
College of Optometrists in Vision Development
Other Extension Program Foundation
Parents Active for Vision Education
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