Vision Therapy

Vision Therapy Overview

Vision therapy is an individualized program of prescribed activities using specialized instruments and computer technology to redevelop and strengthen the neuro-connections between the brain and the visual system thus improving deficient visual skills. Through repetition and intensity, the improved and developed skills become automatic and transfer to everyday function that impact academic, work and sports performance. It is the treatment of choice for diagnosed visual disorders that contribute to reading and learning difficulties. The efficacy of Vision therapy is supported by ongoing evidenced-based clinical research.

OCVT’s vision therapy treatment program consists of Doctor prescribed and supervised one-on-one weekly in clinic sessions directed by a highly trained vision therapist. To reinforce the developed skills in clinic, a specialized program of activities are implemented at home.  Regular progress evaluations monitor progress and modify treatments as needed. The Vision Therapy program duration is dependent on severity levels of performance on standardized testing, signs and symptoms and each patient’s individual needs. The program can vary from a few to several months. Read More

 

Who Benefits

Children and adults with:

Learning-related Vision Disorders
ADD-ADHD
Amblyopia (Lazy Eye)
Autism Spectrum Disorders
Balance / Dizziness Disorders
Behavioral-related Vision Deficiencies
Brain Injury
Convergence Insufficiency / Eye Teaming
Dyslexia
Eye Focusing Problems
Eye Tracking Deficiencies
Learning Challenges – Giftedness
Special Needs
Sports Enhancement Needs
Strabismus (Eye Turns)
Visual Processing Deficiencies

 

 

Success Stories

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Adults

 

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Vision and Learning Facts 

  • 25% of all children have a learning-related vision problem.
  • 60% of students identified as “problem learners” have undetected vision problems.
  • 70% of children diagnosed with learning difficulties, ADHD, reading/writing/math problems, developmental delays, Dyslexia, or Autism have learning-related vision problems.
  • 75% of classroom learning takes place through the visual system.
  • 80% of children who are reading disabled have difficulties with one or more basic visual skills.
  • 85% of our perception, learning, cognition and activities are mediated through vision.

 

 

Vision and Learning Overview

1 in 4 children struggle with reading and learning because of overlooked and undiagnosed vision problems.

Some common symptoms that indicate a learning-related visual problem:

  • Excessive reversals of letters or words
  • Poor reading comprehension
  • Repeatedly omits or misreads words
  • Difficulty completing assignments
  • Loses place while reading
  • Mistakes copying from the board
Fortunately, many learning-related vision problems can be corrected through Vision Therapy.  If your child exhibits any of these symptoms, consider a consultation with an OCVT Doctor. Read More

 

 

FAQs

For Teachers & Parents: How do I screen for Learning-related Vision Problems?
Is my child's struggle in reading associated with vision problems?
Success in School: Why is 20/20 eyesight not enough?
What are signs of Visual Processing Problems?
How are behavioral problems an indication that a child’s vision may be impaired?
Are learning-related vision problems exclusive to school-aged children?

 

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