VISION DEVELOPMENT & REHABILITATIONVision Therapy and Training for Children & Adults
What is Vision Development and Rehabilitation?
Vision Therapy is a Doctor-supervised program designed to improve the function of the visual system. Vision Therapy allows patients the opportunity for new visual experiences through the use of lenses, prisms, filters and 3-D activities, among other things, and is individualized to the unique needs of each patient in order to improve or resolve conditions such as:
- Strabismus (eye turn)
- Amblyopia (lazy eye)
- Learning Difficulties
- Traumatic Brain Injury including: Concussion, Post-Concussion Syndrome, and Stroke
- Vestibulo-Ocular Dysfunctions
- Autism Spectrum Disorders
- Progressive Myopia Control
- ADHD and Dyslexia are often found to have underlying processing difficulties
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What is Vision Training?
For millions of Canadians, vision training has helped them look, see, and feel better. For people living with an eye misalignment, recovering from eye surgery, or looking to increase their hand/eye coordination and visual skills, vision training is a painless and rewarding process.
Suitable for both children and adults, vision training is a specialized process that is tailored to the needs of the patient. It is ideal for correcting eye alignment, improving eye teaming, and empowering the eyes to focus more efficiently. By using tasks, training, eye patching, and testing we work to teach the brain how to use both eyes correctly.
How Vision Training Helps Kids
Millions of kids all over the world struggle in school because they are not able to properly see and interpret what they are learning. Over 80% of what a child learns in school is presented visually; if your child is struggling to see, school can be overwhelming.
We have helped thousands of children see better. Beyond determining if their growing eyes are healthy, we assess whether or not a child has the visual skills they need in order to be successful in school.
Correct Eye Alignment Problems
Eye alignment concerns, such as amblyopia or strabismus, can take a tremendous toll on someone. In addition to the problems such conditions cause with our vision, there is also a serious confidence and self-esteem impact. For children, amblyopia or strabismus can make learning nearly impossible.
Our Developmental Optometrists are eye alignment specialists and will work directly with your child to correct these issues.
Improve Engagement & Visual Comprehension
Approximately 1 in 5 children have not developed the visual skills needed to excel in school. The most common visual issue is being able to see up-close, such as when reading. Reading is one of the most demanding tasks placed on our visual systems.
Vision training helps your child by improving their eye teaming (how the eyes work together), tracking (how the eyes remain focused on an object), and comprehension skills.
Visit us to see if vision training is right for your child.
Working together, we will help your child see and understand the world around them with greater ease and clarity.
Vision Training is Effective for Adults, Too!
Many adults believe that vision training is only meant for children. While it’s true that a younger, more adaptable mind has a definite advantage throughout the vision training process, the benefits that many adults receive from vision training are incredible. In fact, because adults are typically more invested and better able to understand the vision training process, they tend to internalize therapy faster which leads to great results.
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Improve Eye Alignment, Tracking & Accommodation
Eye alignment problems are rarer in adults than children, but as it is with children, vision training is an effective tool to resolve them. Often, vision training is used after eye alignment surgery as a way to retrain the eyes and ensure they remain properly aligned.
Using Syntonic Therapy (Light Therapy) to Improve Vision
Syntonic therapy is a powerful method to improve vision and our experience has shown it to be a powerful vision training tool.
What is Syntonic Therapy?
Syntonics, or optometric phototherapy, is the branch of ocular science dealing with the application of selected light frequencies through the eyes. It has been used clinically for over 70 years in the field of optometry with continued success in the treatment of visual dysfunctions, including strabismus (eye turns), amblyopia (lazy eye), focusing and convergence problems, learning disorders, and the aftereffects of stress and trauma. In recent years, Syntonics has been shown to be effective in the treatment of brain injuries and emotional disorders.
Light is essential to life. Our planet revolves around the sun and all life on earth is sustained by sunlight. The Greeks were the first to document the use of phototherapy. Currently, light is used on a variety of disorders from the “bili” lights used on jaundiced newborns to the more recent psychiatric use of white light for the treatment of Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). In optometry, the use of phototherapy to treat visual dysfunctions is called Syntonics.
Listowel Vision Care offers state-of-the-art technology to assist our Vision Therapy patients.
What is NeuroTracker?
NeuroTracker, based out of Montreal, is a unique technology that allows people to improve performance by training the brain with multiple-object tracking. Using a large 3D display and specialized eyewear, the purpose of NeuroTracker is to heighten concentration and focus, improve response times and enhance situational awareness. With NeuroTracker, we are able to train athletes, students and distracted drivers with their ability to focus on the task at hand.
What is RightEye?
RightEye is the world’s first commercialized eye-tracking system for general healthcare and wellness. It is designed to quickly, easily and accurately expose vision and brain health in ways impossible with standard eye tests.
What is Vivid Vision?
Vivid Vision is a virtual reality system designed for people who have Amblyopia, Strabismus (lazy eye) and Convergence Insufficiency. We are also able to offer Vivid Vision in a home-use system. The Vivid Vision program must be prescribed by your Vision Therapy Optometrist.