This is a very common question that we get, and the answer is that vision therapy does NOT treat dyslexia. However, functional vision problems can certainly get in the way of reading and learning, and that’s what vision therapy treats. Watch this video for a more detailed explanation!
In this video, 4 school teachers experience some common vision conditions which can affect a person’s ability to read and learn. Many of these conditions go undetected during school vision screenings; therefore, it’s important to remember that even if you do not need glasses – this does not mean perfect vision. If your child struggles in school, or you are struggling to do visual activities after a concussion, you may need a Visual Skills Assessment. We can treat these binocular vision dysfunctions with vision therapy.
Learn more at our Vision Therapy Info Night with Dr. Claudia Lee on September 28 at 6:30pm! The event will take place at Brooklin Vision Care (6 Roebuck St.)
Please contact Steph at (289) 240-6610 or firstname.lastname@example.org to register for a spot.
Are your children really ready to go #BackToSchool? Only if they’ve had an eye exam!
If your child was born in 2012, get him/her in for a comprehensive eye exam before the end of JK!
We have a wonderful Eye See Eye Learn program which allows us to provide JK students with glasses, if needed. 🤓 Thanks to our industry partners OGI and Nikon for their support! 😘
Call (905) 666-4848 to book. We welcome new patients! 🤗
Parents always ask me, “My child is struggling in school. Would vision therapy help?”
My answer is MAYBE – Yes is will help, if there is a vision problem. However, it is very often that vision is the missing puzzle piece that was never addressed!
Ontario Principals’ Council recently published this outstanding article by Sheri Ainslie, a school principal who has learned about the missing piece to the puzzle of children who struggle in school–the vital visual skills that mean vision is much more than 20/20! Read it here: Seeing The Big Picture
Here is a simple fine motor activity with playdoh and pasta that every toddler will enjoy!
October is children’s vision awareness month!
Good vision ensures your child can succeed to their full potential. 60% of children with literacy challenges have an undiagnosed vision problem. Make sure your children are ready to learn – Book an appointment for a comprehensive eye exam today! (905) 666-4848
Book your kids’ #backtoschool eye exam to make sure they’re ready for learning!
50% of vision problems can be missed by school screenings
Letters in particular gave Laurian quite a challenge as she frequently wrote them backwards. A comprehensive vision exam revealed that Laurian was a good candidate for vision therapy to improve her visual tracking skills. This would help her keep better track of where her pencil was going and to better understand the shapes of letters and words.
At age 5, Laurian started writing lots of letters backwards. She needed help with her visual tracking skills and vision therapy was just the thing! Click here to read about her story