Reading & Learning
Reading and Learning difficulties may be associated with vision disorders. They can include double vision or poor tracking, focusing, eye teaming, or reading comprehension. It is important to rule out a vision disorder to determine if it is affecting reading and learning. These difficulties may often be found in children with dyslexia or ADD/ADHD, and even in patients misdiagnosed with disorders such as ADHD.
Adult Vision Therapy
Many people think that vision therapy is only for children. However, adults have as much need for specialized vision care as children. When people have trouble using both eyes together or can't focus for great lengths of time, they do not simply grow out of these problems. Children with visual problems often become adults with visual problems.
Strabismus & Amblyopia
Strabismus, or crossed eyes, is the inability to point both eyes in the same direction at the same time. Strabismus may cause double vision. To avoid seeing double, vision in one eye may be ignored resulting in a lazy eye (amblyopia). Strabismus and or Amblyopia often develops in infants and young children, although it can occur in adults too.
Tracking Difficulties (Sports)
Children with tracking problems may show the following behaviors or signs: frequent loss of place during reading, skipping lines, omitting and substituting words during reading, head movement or finger pointing during reading, slow reading speed, poor copying. Reduced tracking ability can also cause poor eye hand coordination which can impact the childs ability to excel in sports.