Over 70% of learning happens visually. Fortunately, we can assess and improve visual skills at any age with vision therapy.
Reduce eyestrain and fatigue associated with prolonged visual tasks.
Many post-concussion symptoms are visual and can linger for years after injury. After resting, it's time to rehab and re-develop the strength of the eye/brain connection.
Programs aimed at eliminating or reducing an eye turn (strabismus) or lazy eye (amblyopia).
Bring your game to the next level by improving visual efficiency, response times and accuracy.
Underlying visual deficiencies may be making it harder for a child to succeed at reading. Help your child reach their potential.
Vision goes beyond 20/20. In order to have clear and comfortable vision, we must simultaneously perform several difficult tasks. We must be able to move our eyes in a perfectly synchronized way towards our target, then adjust our focusing system on the target, all while moving our bodies or completing a task (ie. reading). If any component of this system is not performing optimally, these symptoms may be reported:
When these troubles are encountered in school, we often refer to this as a learning-related visual dysfunction. Components of visual perception are also tested and trained.
Injuries such as a head trauma, concussion, or stroke all have the potential to disrupt the normal function of our visual system. There are at least 32 separate visual processing areas in the brain, which make it extremely vulnerable to damage. Visual skills that were once seemingly natural become uncomfortable resulting in any of these symptoms:
Vision therapy works to rebuild damaged neural connections through carefully planned visual activities carried out under professional supervision.
For more information on concussions and vision, visit https://concussionproject.com/
An initial consultation is a complete binocular vision assessment. During this session, we test the accuracy and efficiency of the eyes for the necessary visual skills including:
Visual skills will be assessed objectively with a comparison to age-specific normative data. Areas of deficiency will be highlighted and presented with recommendations in a written report. This report is yours to keep and may be shared with other members of your healthcare team. We believe in a collaborative approach as improving underlying visual errors will allow for more substantial gains to be made in other areas of rehabilitation.
Please budget 90 minutes for your initial assessment. If you are unable to participate for this period of time, we are happy to schedule two separate appointments. If you fatigue greatly with effort, perhaps arrange for a driver. Dilation drops will be used when indicated.
We are happy to now offer online booking for new consultations or via email/phone. An online intake form and questionnaire will be sent in advance of your appointment so we can better understand your appointment needs.
Our Vision Therapy program consists of weekly, 50-minute sessions lead by a Vision Therapist. Each exercise in the session will have been designed with your goals and identified weaknesses in mind. Activities will vary week-to-week and use a variety of equipment. Therapy sessions are meant to be a challenge but aim to be fun and interactive at every increasing skill level.
Following each therapy session, activities will be assigned for daily practice at home. These tasks will vary weekly and the necessary equipment will be provided to you at no extra cost. For best success in the program, it is expected that 15 minutes of the assigned visual activities are completed 4-5 days per week.
The number of sessions required will vary based on the person, visual condition, therapy goals and neurological response. Average treatment lengths are between 12-28 sessions. This will be better estimated after the initial consultation where a diagnosis and treatment plan is created.