Have you noticed your child having difficulty reading? Or maybe they’re having trouble concentrating in class because they can’t clearly see the chalkboard. What seems like a small issue quickly turns into a larger issue, potentially causing them to experience headaches and fatigue. If left untreated, your child may begin to fall behind in school or act out. When you notice your children are facing vision problems, it’s important to schedule a comprehensive vision exam with an optometrist.
What Is Vision Therapy?
If your child is experiencing any vision problem, an optometrist may recommend that they undergo vision therapy. Think of vision therapy as physical therapy for your eyes, utilizing different exercises and movements to help strengthen your child’s eyes and visual processing. First, the optometrist will perform a series of tests on your child to determine what the specific issue is and review the symptoms at hand. Then, by putting together an individualized treatment plan designed specifically to correct the vision issues your child is facing, you can expect them to strengthen their vision and learning skills.
Conditions Treated by Vision Therapy
Vision therapy is an effective treatment for a variety of vision problem, including:
- Focus Change
- Depth Perception
- Peripheral Vision
- Low Vision
- Maintaining Attention
- Near Vision Acuity
- Distance Acuity
If your child’s vision tests determine that they have one of the eye conditions listed above, your optometrist will have your child undergo vision therapy to correct the issue and help them develop the necessary skills.
When to Schedule Vision Therapy for Your Child
Sometimes it can be hard to decipher what is causing your child’s learning issues, especially if it is because of a vision problem. However, there are some telltale warning signs that indicate you should schedule a comprehensive vision exam and have your child’s visual system checked out. If you’re trying to determine if your child needs vision therapy, watch for the following symptoms:
- Unable to concentrate
- Difficulty reading
- Blurred or double vision
- Inability to read whiteboard
- Blurred vision
- Avoids doing homework
- Eye(s) turn in or out
- Read or does work slowly
- Itchy or uncomfortable eyes
- Motion sickness
- Unable to judge distance
- Poor or illegible handwriting
- Behavioral issues or learning difficulties
If you notice your child exhibiting any of these warning signs, it’s important for you to schedule a comprehensive vision exam to help them see the world more clearly — making it easier for them to concentrate in school.
Call Rancho Santa Fe Optometry for Vision Therapy
The Rancho Santa Fe Optometry team provides complete diagnostic and therapeutic care for children and adults with these type of vision problems:
- Eye tracking
- Eye teaming
- Eye focusing (Visual Acuity)
- Eye turns (Strabismus or Amblyopia)
- Learning-related vision problems
- Visual Information Processing
- Computer-related vision problems
- Sports Vision
- Acquired brain injury related vision problems
Call Rancho Santa Fe Optometry for all your vision therapy needs. To learn more about our vision therapy treatment, call our team at (858) 201-7241 or book an appointment.