HOW CAN VISION THERAPY HELP MY CHILD?
– Improve concentration (especially with near visual tasks, e.g. reading)
– Improve interests in reading, comprehension and stamina
– Improve hand-writing and spelling abilities
– Improved focusing control, flexibility and stamina
– Reduce symptoms of rubbing eyes, tired eyes, sore eyes and headaches after near visual tasks
– Improve general co-ordination, ball skills, and reduce in clumsiness
WHO CAN BENEFIT FROM VISION THERAPY?
As vision is learned, there is no limitation of how old you are, you can still benefit from using vision therapy to re-train or improve your current visual abilities.
Many adults thought or have been told they are too old to do anything about their poor visual abilities. Many adults may not even be aware that many of their life-long difficulties were caused by vision problem, despite they have good eyesight. These hidden vision problems affect one’s quality of life.
Here are some examples of life-long problems that can be caused by vision problems:-
- Falling asleep with reading
- Always avoiding reading and writing tasks
- Sore or tired eyes even with just a short time of near work
- Finding it difficult to make eye contact
- Difficulty judging distances while driving or playing sport
- Feeling “stupid” because of having to re-read everything twice
- Lacked confidence
WHAT IS VISION THERAPY?
Vision therapy is specifically directed toward resolving visual problems which interfere with reading, learning and educational instruction.
Vision therapy is a service to help people improve their visual abilities, much like occupational therapy or speech therapy work to improve people’s motor skills and speech respectively.
WHAT IS BEHAVIOURAL OPTOMETRY?
Behavioural Optometry involves diagnosing and treating any VISION problems, and not limiting itself from only dealing with the EYESIGHT.
Traditional Optometry is more involved with EYESIGHT whilst Behavioural Optometry is more interested in VISION.