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Vision Training Is Like Boot Camp For Your Eyes

Did you learn to play an instrument as a child?

If you had good teachers, they probably corrected your posture and finger placement as you learned. After enough practice, playing correctly became natural!

Training our eyes is similar. The brain’s incredible ability to adapt can actually remedy some vision problems through training, without lenses or surgery. Children are especially likely to see significant improvement for certain conditions through vision therapy.

What Vision Training Can Treat

Vision training is not a cure-all for eye problems, but it has been proven effective in treating certain vision challenges including:

  • Lazy Eye – An imbalance between the vision strength of the eyes, caused by the brain favoring input from one eye over the other. Also called amblyopia.
  • Strabismus – The eyes being unable to align in the same direction.
  • Eye Movement & Focusing Issues – Studies show vision training improves the eyes’ ability to make quick, accurate movements and focusing adjustments.

We Can Be Personal Trainers For Your Eyes

Like any fitness program, it’s essential that you plan your training regimen with a certified professional. Close supervision is important to maximize results.

We Are Board Certified In Vision Development

Dr. Weiss has completed advanced training and certification in the diagnosis and treatment of vision related learning difficulties. She is board certified with the College of Optometrists in Vision Development which has allowed her to serve her patients at a higher level. When a student presents with learning difficulties we perform a comprehensive developmental vision assessment. This includes tests to not only determine “eyesight,” but more importantly how our eyes work when reading and what the brain perceives from what the eyes see.

We look at:

  • eye tracking
  • eye teaming
  • eye focusing
  • visual information processing
  • visual motor integration

If any of these areas get in the way of learning, we develop a treatment plan to address the problems and get learning on the right track.

Our Patients See Results!

We see patients everyday getting great results with vision training. We see reading scores improve and a love of reading begin to develop in our patients that were struggling before coming to see us for vision therapy. We have video testimonials of our patients on our Facebook page. So head over and take a look at our great success stories!

Working Together Toward Fit, Healthy Vision

Modern living demands a lot from our eyes. Whether it’s driving, reading, or long hours on a computer, much of our safety and livelihood depends on our sight. If training is a viable option for a vision disorder you have, we’ll create a plan together that fits your needs!

We’re honored to be your vision health partners. Thanks for being our valued patient and friend!

Top image by Flickr user Francisco Osorio used under Creative Commons Attribution-Sharealike 4.0 license. Image cropped and modified from original.