Sarnia - Lakeshore / (519) 542-3937
Sarnia - Vidal Street / (519) 336-4113
Grand Bend / (519) 238-6086

Vision Therapy Can Resolve Learning & Behavioural Problems

Sometimes it seems like your child just doesn’t get it. They’re smart enough, but for some reason, they just can’t grasp the lessons like everyone else does. On top of that, they seem to act out for no reason. Sound familiar?

Often learning and behavioural problems in school stem from a vision problem. When a child can’t understand what seems to come easily to their peers, they get frustrated and act out. As a first step, we recommend you bring them to us for an eye exam; we may be able to help with vision therapy.

What is Vision Therapy?

Vision therapy is a series of exercises and games designed to teach the eyes and brain to all work together. By training the eyes to communicate more effectively with the brain, you improve a child’s cognitive abilities and the way they grasp new concepts.

How is Vision Different From Eyesight?

While eyesight happens in the eyes, vision happens in the brain. It’s entirely possible that your child has perfect eyesight, but poor vision. When the brain and the eyes aren’t working together the way they’re supposed to, it impacts the way a child assesses situations, processes information, and approaches problem-solving.

Book an Eye Exam For Your Child

If you think your child has vision problems or would benefit from vision therapy, schedule an eye exam for them. We’ll test their eyesight and their vision; looking closely at their eye coordination. After the exam, we’ll thoroughly go over the results with you and your child, making sure you understand what we’ve discovered, and suggesting any treatments that might be necessary.

Common Childhood Vision Problems

Strabismus is a misalignment of the eyes caused by uneven muscle tension around the eyes or eye muscle weakness. When a patient has strabismus, one of their eyes points inwards, outwards, upwards, or downwards while the other points straight ahead.

This condition can usually be treated with vision therapy. Without treatment, it can cause double vision.

Strabismus often results in amblyopia (sometimes known as a lazy eye) if it’s not corrected. When the brain is getting a separate message from each eye (as it would with double vision), it tries to simplify the process by ignoring one eye. Because that eye is no longer getting instructions from the brain, it turns off in a sense; drifting off in a different direction from the functioning eye.

Amblyopia will not go away on its own. Many parents assume children will grow out of the condition, but it must be treated or it will simply get worse. Vision therapy, in conjunction with other methods of treatment, can be very effective in correcting amblyopia.

Come See How We’re Making Eye Care Better

Visit one of our three In Focus Eyecare locations today.

Sarnia - Lakeshore Road

1206 Lakeshore Road
Sarnia, ON N7S 2L2

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Phone: (519) 542-EYES (3937)
Fax: (519) 542-2800

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Sarnia - Vidal Street

120 Vidal St. N
Sarnia, ON N7T 5X5

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Phone: (519) 336-4113
Fax: (519) 336-1639

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Grand Bend

43 Main Street East
Grand Bend, ON N0M 1T0

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Phone: (519) 238-6086
Fax: (519) 238-6068

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