Although an outright cure for nearsightedness has not been discovered, your eye doctor can now offer a number of treatments that may be able to slow the progression of myopia.

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Functional Vision Evaluations

Only a Functional Vision evaluation will diagnose a Functional Vision problem. When a functional Vision problem is diagnosed Vision Therapy can help correct by retraining a person’s visual system to work properly.

Vision therapy is healing process that mainly effects children. Good vision requires your eyesight, visual pathways, and brain to all work together. When they don’t, even a person with 20/20 eyesight can experience difficulty reading, writing and processing information

Signs & Symptoms

Patients who may require vision therapy generally experience the following challenges:

  • Poor focusing, tracking, and visualization in learning environments.
  • Crossed eye or lazy eye
  • Eyestrain and headaches from large amounts of exposure to screens
  • Traumatic brain injuries, strokes, whiplash, or other neurologic ailments
  • Poor visual reaction time, eye-hand coordination, and peripheral vision in sport environments

Dr. Cassandria Warr

Optometrist

“Vision Therapy is very rewarding for both myself and the patient. It is a joy to watch a child, who hated to read, become an avid reader and earn better grades at school."

Functional Vision Evaluation

The only way to ensure that all the essential visual skills are working correctly is through a Functional Vision Evaluation. This evaluation is distinctly different than typical vision screenings, which only test for clarity and are not offered by schools or most optometrists.

The evaluation takes 60-90 minutes to complete. Once the evaluation is completed, the doctor will review the results of the testing and create an individualized treatment plan. Not Every Patient Requires Vision Therapy.

Vision Therapy Treatment Program

An individualized vision therapy program is critical for effective treatment for vision problems. The recommended program will combine both office and home-based vision therapy that address a patient’s specific visual problems, delivers the most efficient results.

Activities

Activities to build or improve visual skills. Here patients perform certain visual activities and procedures that will help correct the visual functioning of their eyes.

Regular Visits

For best and most efficient progress, regular visits to the office are required. There are many important visual activities are done in the office with a vision therapist that cannot be done at home.

Length of Treatment

We will be building your visual-motor skills and endurance through the use of specialized computer and optical devices. Therapy programs can range in length from one session to 2-3 years. Most programs last between 6-9 months.

According to the American Optometric Association,

1 in 4 children has an undetected vision problem that affects their ability to learn.

This is because typical school vision screening don’t test for skills such as ‘tracking’ and ‘focusing’.