Vision Therapy: 4 Main Areas Highly Treatable
Vision therapy is a series of prescribed, supervised exercises that treat vision problems that glasses and contact lenses do not correct.
Child Family Eyecare is the premier provider of vision therapy in Kansas. We have over 50 years of combined experience in diagnosing and treating the problems that vision therapy can correct.
Four Main Areas Highly Treatable With Vision Therapy
First, we are able to help children who have trouble with their learning because of their vision. We do this by checking on the skills required for the physical act of reading. These are focusing, tracking, and eye teaming. These skills are not normally checked in a regular eye exam. However, we are highly experienced and skilled at doing this work.
Second, we treat crossed eyes and lazy eyes. The success rate for treating crossed and lazy eyes is very high. We are able to diagnose these problems quickly and efficiently and to cure them in the vast majority of cases.
Third, we treat brain injury patients. This includes stroke and traumatic brain injury. Dr. Pirotte is on the staff at the Wesley Rehabilitation Hospital in Wichita and sees patients there each week.
Fourth, we treat patients who have correlated problems such as dyslexia and attention deficit disorder. It turns out that the science has shown that most of the children that have either of these diagnoses will also have a problem with the physical act of reading.
Please do not let your child fall behind in school! If your child is struggling with reading, we can help!
Vision Therapy Exercises:
- Discrimination Orientation Arrows: This activity develops visual discrimination; a skill that is necessary for determining the correct letter orientation. This skill is also essential for preventing the reversal of letters among students with learning-related vision problems. The activity attempts to mimic the process of choosing a direction for each letter when writing.
- The Stick-Man Activity: This activity is designed to improve the lateral and directional visual discrimination that is required for reading, writing, and noting the direction and orientation of letters and words.
- Letter Tracking Activities: These activities are meant to improve eye movement skills and visual processing skills, like discrimination. Visual discrimination is a process involving the ability to correctly identify the features presented in a visual stimulus.