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VISION & LEARNING

Vision problems can lead to reading & learning issues, even with 20/20 vision.

Young girl affected by Strabismus

STRABISMUS/AMBLYOPIA

We provide a non-invasive, therapeutic approach to treating these conditions.

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NEURO-REHABILITATION

From light sensitivity to poor memory, vision problems are common after brain injury.

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VERTIGO/BALANCE (VISION & VESTIBULAR)

Dizziness and imbalance may be signs of a visual problem.

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Understanding Vision

Vision is much more than 20/20 eye sight. Good functional vision involves clarity of vision along with the following:

  • Focusing – changing focus near to far, or maintaining near focus for extended periods of time
  • Eye tracking – accurate movement of the eyes, which is essential in reading and sports
  • Binocular vision – eye-teaming: both eyes pointing together at the correct place in space
    • Double vision is a condition that is often overlooked, but can cause serious avoidance of near work (reading)!
    • Strabismus, or an eye turn, is a binocular vision problem which can be treated with vision therapy
    • Amblyopia, or lazy eye, is also a binocular vision problem which can be treated with vision therapy
  • Visual perception – a big category that includes the following:
    • Visual discrimination, or “just noticeable differences”
    • Visual memory
    • Visual sequential memory – remembering a series of objects, letters or numbers
    • Visual figure ground – such as hidden pictures, or finding an object in a busy room, or even attending to the teacher when the room is full of distractions
    • Visual closure – seeing part of the information and inferring the rest of it
  • Body knowledge – understanding where I am in space
  • Bilateral integration – coordinated movement of both sides of the body
  • Space awareness – understanding where things are in space
  • Eye-hand coordination – letting vision guide your movement, which is essential for proper handwriting and sports activities
  • Vestibular / balance – helping the visual system be the “top dog” of the vestibular triad, which helps with motion sickness, car sickness and head injury rehabilitation

What Our Patients Say

Older woman holding her head sitting down

This is so encouraging!

I have noticed that I am a little bit more aware of the periphery, mostly when outside in the garden, which is a lovely way to start. I am not running my hand on the wall in the hallway, right side like I was doing more than I realized.  I was aware of doing that or having my hand out to right in public places. or getting clipped to the right.  this is so encouraging.  I am 3 years post-MVA so even though I am worlds better, I am aware of what is still problematic.  I am encouraged about the possibilities in vision therapy to help with other sensory issues.

Traumatic Brain Injury March 25, 2021