Vision Related Learning Problems
While learning disabilities, ADHD and dyslexia are common, many struggles in the classroom may be a result of binocular vision dysfunction. We offer tools to help you know the difference. Our self assessment provides a vision symptom checklist and will score you or your child’s likelihood of a vision problem that impacts learning. We also give a free screening at our clinic.
Strabismus & Amblyopia
Commonly referred to collectively as “lazy eye”, strabismus refers to an eye that is misaligned, which may result in decreased vision in that eye (amblyopia). These conditions are often successfully treated with vision therapy. As the brain learns to coordinate the visual system, a patient can develop the ability to align the eyes and even improve vision if amblyopia is present. While some cases may benefit from surgical intervention, vision therapy works with the underlying neurology of our binocular system to reduce the need for surgery.
TBI Related Vision Problems
Vision is processed in almost every part of the brain. If a person sustains a head injury, the likelihood of post-concussive visual dysfunction is very high. Dizziness, nausea, blurry or double vision, light sensitivity and headaches are common after a head injury, and many treatable visual symptoms often go undiagnosed or even dismissed. Vision therapy may be the answer.
Vision therapy is effective in treating many common vision problems known generally as binocular dysfunction. If your child seems to struggle with headaches, poor reading comprehension, eye strain, difficulty getting work done in a timely manner, or if performance doesn’t match potential, there may be a treatable vision problem standing in the way.
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