Vision Therapy Helped Her Stop Seeing Double

Last year, we had so many vision therapy graduates! This year, we want to get back into the habit of highlighting their hard work and accomplishments! 🙂
M was in grade 3 when she was referred to our office due to blurry vision, and seeing double when reading. She had noticed it getting worse over the last 6 months. She was performing on grade level for school, but didn’t like reading because it made her tired, and she found it easier to close one eye when reading. She was diagnosed with Convergence Insufficiency and Accommodative Insufficiency, which means her eyes had difficulty working together to point at the same target up close, and they had trouble focusing her eyes to see clearly at near. Imagine how hard she must’ve had to work in order to do her schoolwork!
She completed 14 sessions of vision therapy, and she no longer experienced double vision or blurriness when reading. She had also gotten a pair of reading glasses, which helped at first, but she doesn’t need to wear them anymore. Her parents noticed her reading a lot more on her own, and without complaining. She now can enjoy reading more 🙂 She worked hard to achieve her goals in vision therapy, and now schoolwork will not be so difficult! Congratulations M!!

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Children’s Vision Month

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

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Friday Success Story

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

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Oculomotor Dysfunction Affects Learning

In the classroom, approximately 80 percent of all academic work requires extremely fine, accurate eye movements and 1 in 5 children have an underdeveloped vision system that can contribute to several learning difficulties.
Here’s how an oculomotor dysfunction could be getting in the way of your child’s learning! This article is a great breakdown of the various visual skills that are needed to succeed in school

Read more: Oculomotor Dysfunction: Why my Child Skips Words, Can’t Cross the Midline, Experiences Double Vision (Integrated Learning Strategies)

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Concussion Recovery

Vision problems after a concussion or traumatic brain injury can be devastating for a patient trying to return to school/work. Research has shown that approximately 70% of young athletes who suffer a concussion have eye coordination, focusing, and eye movement problems.

“The traditional vision approach still relies on the spontaneous recovery of double vision, patching, and using therapies to learn functional approaches around vision deficits, as opposed to treating the vision deficits. However, many optometrists across our nation are providing optometric vision therapy in addition to therapeutic lenses and prisms to help resolve visual deficits.”

Read More: Parents Speak Out About the Visual Link In Concussion Recovery

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