Vision is more than 20/20
Vision is more than 20/20 eyesight. Seeing objects clearly is important but being able to understand what you are seeing is the key to great vision.
Signs and Symptoms of Vision Disorders
Does your child experience any of these symptoms?
- Skips/repeats lines while reading
- Short attention span with near work
- Covers an eye while reading
- Experiences frequent headaches
- Avoids close-up work
- Crossed or lazy eye
- Focusing problems
- Eye tracking difficulties
- Headache/eye strain with 3D content
If you answered yes to any of these questions, your child may have a vision disorder. Find out more about vision disorders and how the team at the Center for Vision Development can help.
Jack started out not able to read a whole page of words and numbers. He was easily frustrated by reading and was frequently carsick. Things didn’t really ever seem easy for him in sports or school.
Even though it was tough in the beginning, Jack has made huge changes in his attitude and his reading skills. He has started working hard and even started reading chapter books. He is no longer frustrated by a page full of words and numbers. He doesn’t even get carsick anymore. We are thrilled with his progress and his new desire to learn.
April, Mother Of Jack 8 yrs | Lincoln, NE
What is Vision Therapy?
Vision is a learned skill involving over 20 different processes. We are constantly developing our vision throughout our lifetime.
Vision Therapy is designed to teach the brain how to use both eyes together to see. Through a series of exercises and treatments, your child will learn how to understand what they are seeing, increasing reading comprehension and school performance.
Vision Therapy is intended to make the visual system more efficient. Our team of vision therapists, along with Dr. Smith, can create a plan combining the latest instruments and techniques to improve your child’s vision.
Vision Disorders Alleviated by Vision Therapy
|Lazy Eye||Lazy eye, or amblyopia, is the loss or lack of development of central vision in one eye that is unrelated to any eye health problem and is not correctable with lenses. (aapos.org)|
|Crossed Eyes||Strabismus is a condition in which both eyes do not look at the same place at the same time. It occurs when an eye turns in (cross eyed), out, up, or down and is usually caused by poor eye muscle control or a high amount of farsightedness. (aoa.org)|
|Convergence Insufficiency||Convergence insufficiency is the inability to maintain binocular function (keeping the two eyes working together) while working at a near distance. (aapos.org)|
|Accommodative Insufficiency||Accommodative insufficiency is a condition in which a patient has an inability to focus or sustain focus at near. (covd.org)|
|Oculomotor Dysfunction||Oculomotor dysfunction occurs when the muscles around the eye are not properly coordinated.|
|Learning Disorders||Learning disorders impede the academic progress of students with normal intelligence. Sometimes, these learning disorders can be improved with Vision Therapy. Depending on the type of learning disorder, we can determine a plan that is right for your child.|