Many children we see for visual learning assessments have excellent eyesight, but poor ability to use their eyes to gather information in an efficient and meaningful way. Moving and teaming our eyes together can take practice and experience.
During vision therapy, we work on developing sound visual efficiency and visual processing skills, as well as working on integrating vision with other sensory inputs.
Vision therapy may be used in the treatment of such conditions as:
- Eye turn (strabismus);
- Lazy eye (amblyopia);
- Poor eye movement or eye focussing skills (fine visual motor therapy);
- In traumatic brain injury (accident and stroke);
- Enhance specific visual abilities. (ie. required in a sport);
- Developmental and visual perceptual deficits.
In our vision therapy program, skills are developed from a lower to higher order, until they become more automatic for the person to draw upon.
Interested to know more? To make an appointment with one of our behavioural optometrists or our vision therapist at Durkin & Black Eyecare Plus simply book online here or call one of our practice locations during business hours.