Vision Therapy is used to treat a range of visual processing issues such as:
Sustained near focusing
Vision therapy is like going on a guided tour of the amazing world of vision. The vision therapist uses age/appropriate, enjoyable tasks to demonstrate and improve specific areas of visual function. The activities are then practised at home so that they become automatic and then the patient is ready for new activities at the next visit.
Improving just one visual skill can be the difference that makes riding a bike, writing everything the right way around or getting 100% in a spelling test, possible. The way the brain understands the images it receives from the eyes is a learned skill and not present at birth.
Most visual perception skills improve to a near adult level by the age of 8.
Importantly, the brain must learn to co-ordinate visual information with movement information. Many things can interrupt normal visual development in early years which impact on the development of learning skills which are later needed for literacy, numeracy and all written learning tasks.
Vision skills must also be practised enough to be automatic so they don’t reduce attention and concentration levels.
Our Vision Therapy Programs are tailor-made to suit the specific needs of each child.
HOW WE WORK WITH YOUR YOUNGSTERS
VISION & READING
Vision therapy is like going on a guided tour of the amazing world of vision. The vision therapist uses age appropriate, enjoyable tasks to demonstrate and improve specific areas of visual function. READ MORE>
98% percent of all newborns come into the world with normal, healthy eyes. However having normal healthy eyes, does not guarantee that your child is able to efficiently interpret.... READ MORE>
Many people do not realise that it is possible to have excellent 20/20 sight but actually be living with a visual processing issue. Imagine sitting down to read a book and within 30 seconds ..... READ MORE>
EYE FOCUSSING & VISUAL PERCEPTION
We have two eyes and for us to experience comfortable, efficient use of our two eyes, they must first co- ordinate the eye aiming muscles. We need to know “where” to READ MORE>
Eye Movements can be either pursuit ( smooth) or saccades (fast) . Both are important , but accurate fast eye movements are particularly important in reading READ MORE>
Eye focusing involves the accommodation muscles of the eye. These muscles exert pressure on the internal lens which for the first 40 or so years READ MORE>