Most people are familiar with contact lenses and glasses, and how these tools are used to correct refractive errors with our eyesight. Vision therapy takes a different tack and aims to empower the patient and train the visual system to act correctly. It is a form of physical therapy which requires dedication and practice from the patient.
There are many success stories for how vision therapy has transformed lives, and we’ve paid witness to such accounts first-hand at our Chestermere practice. Our optometrists have experience with vision therapy, and will happily take the time to talk to you about vision therapy, whether it’s for yourself or your children.
Vision therapy is effective against a whole range of problems, but requires commitment to bring real results.
While children benefit the most from vision therapy, adults also stand to gain from the process. Many of its benefits are universal regardless of age.
It’s a common belief that vision therapy is a technique developed for children. While many youngsters do benefit hugely from this therapy, adults are also encouraged to be active in their pursuit of improved vision. To learn more about our visual therapy clinic, feel free to drop in and arrange an appointment with Dr Sanchez.
Anyone with a visual-related problem may be able to benefit from vision therapy. There are a range of problems which, when met with an rigorous programme and studious practice, may be overcome.
For children, over 70% of learning as they grow up will be visual. With that in mind, vision therapy can be the key which unlocks their potential and allows them to grow both academically and socially.
That’s one of the key reasons we offer this service: children who have vision problems can become antisocial and extremely uncomfortable around others. Since this behaviour – like apparent disinterest at school – is often misinterpreted as “not caring”, children can have a pretty rough time of things.
Vision therapy not only offers them a chance to overcome their difficulties with seeing, but makes it happen in a way which is both empowering and hugely gratifying for the child, since it requires a lot of effort on their part.