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Vision plays a pivotal role in an athlete’s performance. Along with diet, exercise and practice we need our eyes, brain, and body to all work together for peak performance. The […]
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!
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, 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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.