Family EyeCare Center, P.C.
Optometrists & Contact Lens Specialists located in Pella, IA
Vision therapy can be an effective solution when vision correction isn't enough to resolve your child's current issues with vision. Some of the problems that vision therapy might help with include lazy eye, crossed eyes, and some reading issues. At Family EyeCare Center, PC, in Pella, Iowa, Kevin Jones, OD, can help your child overcome difficulties and succeed in school and life. Book an appointment online or by phone now.
Vision Therapy Q & A
It's different for everyone because Dr. Jones customizes vision therapy for you or your child's needs. During vision therapy sessions, you or your child will perform vision exercises and use state-of-the-art equipment to improve eye focus, movement, coordination, and perception. Through these therapy sessions, your vision problems and related issues will self-correct.
Dr. Jones supervises vision therapy to make sure that patients get the most effective treatment and optimal results. After vision therapy, you or your child will be better positioned to succeed in school, work, and social life.
The following signs might indicate that you or your child could need vision therapy.
- Frequent head tilting
- Holding a book very close when reading
- Using a finger to mark your place when reading
- Covering one eye (or squinting an eye shut) to read
- Poor hand-eye coordination
- Frequently bumping into things
- Frequently dropping objects
- Reversing words when reading
- Transposing numbers
- Lack of focus at school or work
- Behavioral difficulties at school (in children)
If you or your child is struggling with any of these problems, talk to Dr. Jones about whether vision therapy might help.
Vision therapy at Family EyeCare Center can help both children and adults with a variety of conditions and issues, including:
- Progressive myopia
- Lazy eye
- Crossed eyes
- Ocular motor dysfunction
- Binocular dysfunction
- Accommodative dysfunction
- Vision problems related to learning
- Traumatic brain injury
If you or your child wants to improve vision while playing sports, Dr. Jones may also prescribe vision therapy. Sometimes, children with certain types of behavioral disorders might benefit from vision therapy.
Usually, patients have 1-2 vision therapy sessions weekly, with each session lasting an hour or less. Sometimes, Dr. Jones gives vision therapy homework, which are exercises to do every day at home.
To learn more about vision therapy and how it can help you or your child overcome difficulties, reach out to Family EyeCare Center by phone or through the online scheduling tool today.