3 Unexpected Benefits Available from Vision Therapy Services

  • By:Dr. Katie Dugan

Visiting the eye doctor is more than checking your eyes to see if a prescription is needed. The right eye specialist can offer additional treatments known as Vision Therapy. Even though Vision Therapy isn’t widely known in the industry at this point, it doesn’t impact the benefits that are available. As you learn more about Vision Therapy and how it works, you’ll see that these treatments might be the solutions that you need to support you or a family member.

Benefits of Vision Therapy

Here are three possible benefits that can be enjoyed if you choose Vision Therapy services:

  1. Learning-Related Problems: If a child is having trouble in school, then the assumption is often that the student has a learning disability. Sometimes, the issue is with the eyes, which impacts the child’s ability to learn. Vision Therapy can help with common learning issues, such as dyslexia, ADD, and eye tracking problems that make it difficult to keep the eyes focused when reading.
  2. Brain Injury Problems: When a traumatic brain injury occurs (including sports concussions), it can have an impact on a variety of problems. Vision Therapy might be an effective treatment for certain TBI symptoms such as headaches, concentration difficulty, memory problems, visual field loss, double vision, and eye turning.
  3. Special Needs and Autism: Common problems with special needs and autism can be supported with Vision Therapy services. These treatments can be used to help with poor hand-eye coordination, concentration issues, attention problems, and poor eye contact.

Sometimes, Vision Therapy can be a great solution to consider when other treatment options aren’t as effective as you were hoping.

Is Vision Therapy Right for You?

If you or a loved one is looking for a treatment for the above conditions, then it might be time to have a conversation with an experienced Vision Therapist. You can schedule a consultation and exam to see if you are a good candidate. Then, the eye doctor will design a personalized treatment plan based on your needs. Call our Temecula office at (951) 302-1331 or the Murrieta office at (951) 600-9226.

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