- Double vision
- Dizziness or nausea
- Light sensitivity
- Attention or concentration difficulties
- Spatial disorientation
- Losing place when reading
- Can’t find beginning of next line when reading
- Comprehension problems when reading
- Words move or blur when reading
- Unstable peripheral vision
- Associated neuromotor difficulties with balance, coordination and posture
- Stationary objects appear to move
- Consistently stays to one side of hallway or room
- Bumps into objects when walking
Depending on the type of problem found sometimes glasses can help. If glasses won’t solve the vision problem then vision therapy is needed.
Vision therapy is much like “physical therapy”, but rather than treating the muscles of the body, it works on the eyes and visual system. It is an invaluable tool that has changed not only our patients’ vision, but has improved many related areas of their lives as well.
Vision Therapy, also known as vision training is used to improve vision skills such as eye movement control, eye coordination and teamwork. It involves a series of procedures carried out in both home and office settings, usually under professional supervision by an optometrist.
The first step is a thorough evaluation to determine if vision therapy is the best course of care. If it’s necessary, the doctor will prescribe an individualized program of vision therapy that train your eyes to work together, track, perceive and focus properly. Strengthening these basic visual skills can really change the way you see, allowing you to enjoy activities, such as reading, that may have been difficult before.