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25% of ALL children have a vision problem significant enough to affect their performance in school

Not only does Vision Therapy help individuals with learning related visual delays and eye turns, but also helps those that have suffered traumatic brain injuries (TBI).

We know that 80% of learning comes through vision, but did you know that vision drives everything that we do: from moving our body in space to driving and everyday life skills??

According to the CDC, US Emergency Rooms evaluate over 130,000 youth sports-related TBI incidents (including concussions) per year! Vision therapy can help these patients recover visual functions and enhance their overall rehabilitation.

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What is Vision Therapy?

Vision therapy is an individualized treatment program designed to correct visual system deficiencies caused by stress, improper sensorimotor development, or trauma to the nervous system, all of which interfere with the ability to efficiently use the visual system.

Vision Therapy Symptoms

  • Loss of place while reading or copying
  • Trouble finishing assignments in the allotted time
  • Omitting or misreading words or letters
  • Slow, inaccurate copying
  • Distractible, loses attention quickly
  • Blurred, double or unstable vision

Our Doctors and Therapists

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Dr. Sandra Farnham

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Dr. Amanda L. Barker

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Jennifer Speight

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Ashley Ross

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Lauren Wishlinski

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Concussion/TBI

Vision problems after a concussion can affect a person’s daily life including work, school, sports, and socializing. Most post-concussion vision problems can be treated effectively with therapy.

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Strabismus and Amblyopia

Many children and adults are diagnosed with eye turn problems commonly called lazy eye, crossed eyes or wandering eye. Recommended treatments in the past have included patching or surgery.

Vision Therapy Benefits

Dyslexia, ADD or ADHD?

Many symptoms of visual disorders mimic symptoms of dyslexia, ADD and ADHD. Many children and adults carrying the label of dyslexic, ADD or ADHD really have functional vision problems.

Important Information

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How Vision Affects Learning

How the brain and eyes work together – vision – has a great impact on the learning process for both children and adults. Imagine sitting in a classroom taking notes and fighting a focusing problem that won’t allow you to change your focus from near to far and back again quickly enough to keep up with the instructor.

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Watch Actual Training!

These videos show a TBI patient who started vision therapy in June. In the first video he is doing an activity where he must find the ball in space and hit the ball with his hand.

In the second video, from December, he was finishing his vision therapy. He is now able to not only find the ball in space, but estimate when to move his hands to catch the ball! We are so excited for him to be finishing vision therapy!!

What Our Patients Are Saying...

Latest Articles & News

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Patching is in the past!

Clinical research in neuroscience is advancing the understanding of brain plasticity at any age. We now know that it is never too late (assuming there is no eye or brain disease) to improve a patient's binocular system to provide comfortable vision.
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Will I have a headache for the rest of my life?

Headaches, double vision, light sensitivity and dizziness are all visual related symptoms that can be a result of a concussion.
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Virtual Reality for Vision Therapy

Working hard can be fun! At Sightwork, we are now adding virtual reality therapy to our activities. The VividVision virtual reality system uses interactive test and therapies to improve the visual function of patients with binocular vision problems including strabismus, amblyopia and convergence insufficiency.

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Left Brain Development

Did you know that the right side of the brain develops before the left side?
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The Power of Vision

Please see our Facebook post or copy the link for a fascinating short video demonstrating how powerful your vision is at the brain level (https://youtu.be/yJ81LLxfHY8).