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IS VISION THERAPY FOR ME?

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“Over 10,000 vision therapy patients helped by our

Mayfair Eye Care Team!”

WILL VISION THERAPY HELP YOU?

Patients of all ages can benefit from vision therapy. At Mayfair Eye Care, we are dedicated to helping our patients learn how to use their vision in a more meaningful way. The benefits of doing vision therapy include:

  • Reading more accurately

  • Increased reading speed

  • Better contact with hitting the ball or puck

  • Increased depth perception with driving or sports

  • Decrease in fatigue after hours of computer work

  • And so much more!

80 percent of the sensory information to the brain is by way of the visual system. (Anything that impacts on your vision will impact on learning).
Dr. Margaret Penny
Optometrist

TYPICAL PATIENTS FOR VISION THERAPY:

“I can hit home runs now!”

little boy playing baseball

“Now I am not so tired after hours of studying and homework”

“I can read more road signs and keep up at school!”

Adorable African American elementary age schoolgirl sitting at a table in the library and reading a book. Cute young African American girl reading a book at the school library

“My target accuracy results have improved by a lot”

“It helped me make better split second decisions when I flew in the military air force”

CHILDREN AND ADULTS WITH VISUAL DYSFUNCTIONS SUCH AS THE FOLLOWING OFTEN BENEFIT FROM VISION THERAPY:

STRABISMUS AND AMBLYOPIA

When a person’s eyes do not aim in the same common direction, this condition is called ‘strabismus’. Commonly known as ‘crossed eyes’ or ‘wall eyes’, the eyes may turn constantly upward, downward, inward or outward. Amblyopia or ‘lazy eye’ is often the result of strabismus but may be related to large refractive differences between the two eyes.

COMPUTER VISION SYNDROME

Computer Vision Syndrome, also known as C.V.S, is one of the fastest growing health concerns in the workplace today.

Children and adults in our technological society constantly use their near vision at both work and home. Environmental stresses on the visual system can cause eyestrain, headaches, and visual difficulties which can be effectively treated with Vision Therapy.

SPORTS VISION IMPROVEMENTS

Strong visual skills are critical to sports success. Not much happens in sports until your eyes instruct your hands and body what to do!

Accurate vision and athletic visual skills can be measured, developed, and enhanced through Visual Therapy. We can improve eye-hand coordination, visual reaction time, peripheral awareness, eye teaming, focusing, tracking, and visualization skills.

VISUAL REHABILITATION FOR TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY

Vision can be compromised as a result of neurological disorders or trauma to the nervous system such as traumatic brain injuries including concussion, stroke, and whiplash.

Vision Therapy can effectively treat the visual consequences of trauma including double vision, tracking and focusing dysfunctions, and can provide compensations for visual field loss.

DO YOU EXPERIENCE ANY OF THESE ISSUES IN YOUR DAY-TO-DAY ACTIVITES?

  • Avoiding visually-based tasks

  • Skipping lines or words as you read

  • Closing one eye while working or driving

  • Reversing words or letters

  • Depth perception challenges while driving or doing sports

  • Frequent headaches while at work, especially with computer-based jobs

  • Double vision or fatigue after working

IS YOUR CHILD SHOWING SIGNS OF NEEDING VISION THERAPY?

  • Having trouble learning to read or write, or other learning difficulties

  • Noticing signs of issues with depth perception in sports

  • Lower self-confidence because of vision processing issues at school

  • Reversing letters and numbers, sequences within words

  • Avoiding near visual tasks

“A vision therapy program tailored to you”

The nature of the vision therapy program varies with the level of condition being treated.  With a vision therapy program tailored to you, which is what we believe is essential, we allow sufficient time between sessions to allow the brain time to make changes and adjust to the improvements in vision. Some other clinics may ask patients to attend too many sessions too quickly; therefore not giving your mind the time it needs to learn the new processes.

WILL VISION THERAPY HELP ME TO SEE WITHOUT MY GLASSES?

Although vision therapy is amazing in many ways, unfortunately it is not meant to help people rid themselves of the need for common prescription eyewear. Many of our patients wear glasses due to myopia (nearsightedness) and their glasses allow them to see things clearly in distance, which is not something that vision therapy typically corrects. Vision therapy targets other vision issues such as tracking, focusing, binocular vision and pereception.

IF I DON’T NEED GLASSES, WHY DO I NEED VISION THERAPY?

That’s wonderful that you don’t require prescription glasses! Be aware that vision therapy actually helps something different than typical eyeglasses do. Vision therapy works for those who wear and those who don’t wear glasses because vision therapy is more targeted on how your eyes and your mind work together as a team to improve areas such as depth perception, focusing, eye teaming and tracking.

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