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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

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Dr. Sandra Farnham

Dr. Amanda L. Barker

Jennifer Speight

Ashley Ross

Lauren Wishlinski

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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.

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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!!

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Many parents wonder what their infant is able to see and how they should assist in the development of their child’s vision. During the first year of life, your baby is experiencing rapid growth, physically, cognitively and emotionally. Being that vision is the least developed sense at birth, a lot happens during the first 12 months.

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It is too costly NOT to do Vision Therapy!  

The number one question we are asked is “Will my insurance cover vision therapy?”  Unfortunately, most insurance plans do not and this is left to the families to pay out of pocket.  Many families are concerned that vision therapy is outside their budget or too expensive per each session.

Shouldn’t We Patch a “Lazy Eye?”

Amblyopia or “lazy eye” is the most preventable cause of vision loss in children. This type of vision loss is usually in one eye, but can occasionally be bilateral. It is present in 2 out of 100 healthy children.