Is Your Child Struggling With Learning & Reading?
- Is your child not reading at grade level?
- Is your child not performing to their potential at school?
- Attention difficulties or dislikes homework?
Vision therapy isn't just about correcting refractive errors; it's a specialized program to improve vital visual skills. Unlike standard eye exams, it enhances focus, eye coordination, teaming, and visual processing.
What Is Vision Therapy?
Vision therapy goes beyond traditional eye care, focusing on exercises and activities to enhance the visual system’s functioning. It targets essential skills like focusing, eye tracking, teaming, and visual processing, which are crucial for clear and efficient vision. This comprehensive approach aims to improve overall visual abilities, not just correct refractive errors.
Benefits of Vision Therapy for Kids
Vision therapy can provide a range of benefits for children, including:
- Improved reading skills: Enhanced reading fluency, comprehension, and speed.
- Enhanced concentration: Increased ability to focus and stay on task.
- Reduced eye strain: Improved comfort during near-work activities like reading, writing, and using computers.
- Improved coordination: Enhanced hand-eye coordination for sports, games, and other activities.
- Improved academic performance: Better reading and focus can improve grades and overall academic success.
- Increased self-esteem: Feeling more confident and capable in school and social settings.
Common Vision Problems That Vision Therapy Can Address
- Lazy eye (amblyopia)
- Convergence insufficiency
- Eye tracking difficulties
- Visual processing disorders
Is Your Child a Candidate for Vision Therapy?
Identifying signs that may indicate a need for vision therapy in your child's life:
- Struggling with reading, skipping words or lines
- Not meeting grade-level reading standards
- Difficulty distinguishing between letters like b, d, p, and q
- Exhibiting habits like rubbing eyes or closing one eye during reading or near work
- Holding books too closely or tilting the head while reading
- Experiencing eye strain or headaches during schoolwork or screen use
- Challenges in reading comprehension or frequent blurry/double vision
- Avoidance of homework or demonstrating a short attention span
- Fidgeting or squirming in their chair
Get Started & Take The Next Step
If you're concerned about your child's vision and learning, schedule an appointment with an eye doctor specializing in vision therapy. Early intervention through vision therapy can significantly impact your child's learning, development, and overall well-being.
Enhance your child's learning today with vision therapy at Eyes of New Mexico Family Optometry and Contact Lenses in Albuquerque.
Have Questions About Vision Therapy? Check Out Our FAQ
How long does vision therapy take?
The length of treatment varies depending on the individual child's needs. We can resolve most cases within six to 12 months.
What types of exercises are involved
Vision therapy exercises aim to improve your child's visual skills. They may include eye muscle exercises, lens activities, and visual-motor training.
What are the success rates of vision therapy?
Studies have shown that vision therapy is an effective treatment for various vision problems in children. Success rates range from 70% to 90%.
How do I know if my child qualifies for vision therapy?
The best way to determine if your child is a good candidate for vision therapy is to schedule an appointment with us. We will assess your child's vision and determine if vision therapy is appropriate.