Discovering that your child has a vision disorder can be frustrating and overwhelming. You may see them struggling with everyday activities and want to do everything you can to help get the problem corrected. Vision Therapy is a type of visual training (like physical therapy for the eyes and brain) that uses a series of eye exercises to recover normal visual skills. It is very successful for treating many types of vision disorders including amplyopia (lazy eye), crossing eyes, visual tracking issues, focusing or convergence issues, or visual impairment due to a concussion or traumatic injury.
If you are considering Vision Therapy as an option, but are not sure if it is right for your child, read about these parents’ experiences after bringing their kids to Dr. Martin at the Family Vision Development Center in Aurora.
Vision Therapy Can Help With School Struggles
Prior to vision therapy, our son struggled in school. He avoided reading and anything that had to do with writing. Homework was a nightmare and very stressful on the household.
Since he has completed the vision therapy program, school has become easier & he no longer needs reading programs. If it wasn’t for Dr. Martin & his team, I believe things would have progressively got worse.
–Parent of C.C.
Before we started Vision Therapy, getting our daughter to do homework was a nightmare! No first grader should have to sit at the table for nearly an hour writing ten words. She was diagnosed with ADHD because of this lack of focus.
I learned about Vision Therapy and decided to go forward with it. The last few weeks really opened the door for her – she’s reading chapter books! She is blazing thru her math problems & she’s gotten more coordinated physically.
I am SO GLAD we found Dr. Martin while she’s this young – the future is now firmly in her own hands.
–Parent of A.H.
Thanks for all of your work with our son! He’s reading at grade level now and he gets more work done at school so he’s bringing home less homework!
–Parent of R.J.M.
Vision Therapy Can Bring the Joy Back to Reading
Thanks to the whole Family Vision team! My daughter is now an avid reader who is happy to pick up a book! What a change 6 months can make.
–Parent of M.H.
Thank you Family Vision for helping my son. He has been improving on his grades in school because he can now focus better. I think his concentration and being able to retain information has improved as well.
I was most excited when I saw him actually reading a book for fun! That never happened before!
–Parent of B.M.
Vision Therapy Can Improve Quality of Life
What an amazing life changing journey this has been for not only our son, but for us as well!
Before Vision Therapy, he struggled for years in school. Every evening there was homework for hours. His self-confidence was very low.
From the beginning, Dr. Martin & staff had a goal for him that no one else thought he was capable of. We cannot thank you enough for opening so many doors that were shut before.
Love you guys!
–Parent of H.S.
The Family Vision Team Really Cares
We’re very happy for our son’s therapy results! Dr. Martin put together a fantastic team to make it happen & make it a pleasant experience each week.
The environment is very positive – we really appreciate the knowledge, patience, & professionalism that Dr. Martin, Kim, & Nancy have demonstrated. We would recommend the team to anyone who needs a good, efficient, & cost-effective eye therapy.
–Parent of C.Y.
Vision Therapy may not be the right choice for every child, but Dr. Martin will do a comprehensive eye health and vision evaluation before starting any treatments in order to develop the most effective treatment plan for your child. Contact us at 630-862-2020 or request an appointment online to speak with our team and learn more about our advanced Vision Therapy services.
Family Vision Development Center carries an extensive line of designer glasses in order to offer our clients the very best selection, no matter your face shape, preferences or lifestyle. And we are proud to carry two top-quality brands that you won’t find at many other offices in the area.
When it comes to quality eyewear, it doesn’t get much better than Maui Jim. You might know them best for their sleek sunglasses, but that’s not all they do. Their MauiPassport prescription lenses offer edge-to-edge clarity you won’t find in other brands. Their state of the art technology and lens design delivers the widest possible field of view, while eliminating 99.9% of glare, enhancing color and contrast and promoting eye health.
Maui Jim eyeglasses are available in stylish designs with exclusive lens technology that truly enhances your daily vision. Each pair comes with features like scratch-resistant, anti-reflective and advanced hydrophobic coatings, as well as 100% UV protection. Other features are also available to suit your specific needs, and your vision experts at Family Vision Development Center will help you select the perfect pair.
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Nike prescription glasses and sunglasses come in a wide variety of shapes, colors and materials to suit any lifestyle while staying on trend for both men and women. And keeping athletes in mind, their cutting-edge technology allows for maximum performance in your sport of choice with virtually distortion-free optics. Frames are available with features like integrated spring hinges, rubberized nose pads, adjustable frame features and materials like titanium, lightweight plastic and Flexon memory metal.
Visit Family Vision Development Center in Aurora to see our full line of designer glasses and sunglasses, including Maui Jim and Nike. It is important to consider materials, designs and coatings before making your final selection, and we are here to help you make the best choice. Contact us at 630-862-2020 or request an appointment online.
Unlike problems that involve actual eyesight or sharpness of vision, visual processing disorders affect how visual information is processed by the brain. A child may have 20/20 vision, but still struggle with processing things like symbols, pictures or distances. Visual processing disorders can hinder a child’s ability to learn properly in the classroom and can also present challenges while playing sports or socializing with peers, all of which can have a negative effect on their self-esteem.
Signs of Visual Processing Disorder
There are certain signs or symptoms to watch for that would indicate that a child may have trouble with visual processing. These could include:
- Difficulty distinguishing between similar letters, shapes or objects.
- Difficulty distinguishing a figure from its background
- Tendency to skip lines when reading, or read the same line over and over
- Trouble writing within the lines, copying from a book or bumping into things when walking
- Trouble remembering what they’ve seen or read
- Difficulty determining how close objects are to each other
- Difficulty identifying an object when only parts of the object are showing
- Frequent reversal of numbers, letters or words
- Organization problems
- Untidy handwriting
- Poor retention of visual classroom material
Vision Therapy is One Treatment Option
Vision therapy is a kind of physical therapy for the visual system which includes the eyes and brain, and can produce successful results for correcting visual processing disorders. In-office, one-on-one vision therapy treatments can improve visual processing speed, visual memory, visual-motor integration and more in order to improve a child’s visual processing issues and in turn help them to improve in the classroom, on the field, and with their peers.
Family Vision Development Center’s Dr. Martin has focused extensively on vision therapy techniques and applies his expertise and understanding of this form of vision treatment to his clients of all ages. Contact us at 630-862-2020 or click here to schedule an appointment where Dr. Martin can thoroughly evaluate your vision issues and determine the most effective treatment options.
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