What is Vision Therapy?

Who Benefits from Vision Therapy?

Learning-related Vision Problems

Vision Therapy can help children and adults who lack the necessary visual skills for effective reading, writing, and learning (i.e., eye movement and focusing skills, convergence, eye-hand activity, visual memory skills, etc.).

To learn more about vision-related learning problems, visit any of these web pages on:

vision and learning, eyesight and reading, eye tracking and/or convergence insufficiency.

Find out how 20-20 Eyesight and 20/20 Eye Screenings - Not Perfect for Learning and School!

Information about learning related vision problems and: learning disabilities (LD's), Attention Deficit Disorders (ADD/ADHD), dyslexia and vision.

Vision Therapy helps students who have problems with reading or read below grade level, have difficulty with handwriting, homework (i.e. math, spelling, etc.).

Vision Therapy can also help students who have been labeled "slow learners, lazy students, Attention Deficit (ADD)"  or have behavior problems or require special education.

Poor Binocular Coordination

Vision Therapy helps individuals develop normal coordination and teamwork of the two eyes (binocular vision). When the two eyes fail to work together as an effective team, performance in many areas can suffer (reading, sports, depth perception, eye contact, etc.).

To learn more about binocular (two-eyed) vision, visit web pages on: What is Binocular Vision?,  What is Double Vision?, and 3D vision and depth perception.

Adults and children can gain binocular vision and depth perception (3D vision) with Vision Therapy.

Test your binocular vision with The Framing Game.

Vision Disorders that can affect learning and ocular comfort:

Convergence Insufficiency (common near vision disorder)

Recent scientific research – funded by the National Eye Institute and conducted at multiple centers including the Mayo Clinic – has proven that in-office Vision Therapy is the best treatment for Convergence Insufficiency.

To learn all about Convergence Insufficiency, go to:

What is Convergence Insufficiency Disorder?

What is Intermittent Exotropia; caused by Convergence Insufficiency?

Strabismus and Amblyopia

Vision Therapy programs offer much higher cure rates for turned eyes and/or lazy eye when compared  to eye surgery, glasses, and/or patching, without therapy. The earlier the patient receives Vision Therapy the better, however these conditions can be treated at any age.

Children, adults and parents tell their stories about Success with Lazy Eye, Crossed Eyes, etc..

An expert explains crossed eyes (strabismus) and lazy eye (amblyopia).  Are they all the same?

Find out about all types of eye turns at strabismus.org.

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions about eye muscle surgery for crossed eyes and lazy eye.

Even more helpful information and links can be found at children-special-needs.org and lazyeye.org.

Stress-induced Visual Difficulties

21st century lifestyles demand more from our vision than ever before. Children and adults in our technologically demanding society constantly use their near vision at work and at home. Environmental stresses on the visual system (including excessive computer use or close work) can induce eyestrain, headaches, and/or visual difficulties which can be effectively treated with corrective lenses and/or Vision Therapy.

Find out more about how Vision Therapy can help stress-induced  vision difficulties:

What is a Common Near Vision Problem and the Leading Cause of Eyestrain, Blurred Vision, Double Vision, and/or Headaches?
They were told they had 20/20, but Still Had Problems...
Dizziness, Motion Sickness, Eye Strain, Stomachaches, Double Vision...common symptoms of stress -induced visual fatigue?
Relief from Frequent or Chronic Headaches, Visual Stress, Eyestrain, and/or Stomachaches during or after Reading, School or Office Work.

Visual Rehabilitation for Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), Stroke, Birth Injury, Brain Damage, Head Injury, Cerebral Palsy, MS, etc.

Vision can be compromised as a result of neurological disorders or trauma to the nervous system (such as, head injuries, traumatic brain injuries (TBI's), stroke, developmental delays, cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis (MS), etc.). Vision Therapy can effectively treat the visual consequences of brain trauma (including double vision).

Information on traumatic brain injuries (TBI's) and hidden visual problems.
Vision problems associated with traumatic brain injuries (TBI's).

Read patient testimonials about the elimination of double vision and other visual difficulties at Success with Brain Injuries

Visual Rehabilitation for Special Needs - Developmental Delays, Visual Perceptual Visual-Motor Deficits, Attention Deficit Disorders, Autism Spectrum Disorders

To learn more about vision therapy as it relates to developmental delays or disorders, see:

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders (ADHD): Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatments

Autism Spectrum Disorders: Eye Examinations, Eyesight, Vision Therapy

Vision Therapy for Visual Perceptual Visual-Motor Deficits

Article: Diagnosis of Non-Verbal Learning Disorder (NLD), Hidden Disability.

Sports Vision Improvement

Strong visual skills are critical to sports success. Not much happens in sports until your eyes instruct your hands and body as to what to do! Vision Therapy can successfully improve eye-hand coordination, depth perception, visual reaction time, peripheral awareness, eye teaming, focusing, tracking, and visualization skills (to mention just a few).

Vision Therapy has helped many children and adults enjoy newfound Success with Sports and Coordination!

Vision Therapy can be the answer to many visual problems! Don't hesitate to contact our office with your questions.

To read definitions of Vision Therapy by outside sources, visit children-special-needs.org.

You are also invited to look through a National Catalog of hundreds of Vision Therapy Success Stories.

There's more to healthy vision than 20/20 eyesight!

Learn more about symptoms of visual problems which affect reading, learning, sports and quality of life.

Family Vision Development Center, P.C.
452 N. Eola Road Suite D
Aurora, IL 60502

P: (630) 862-2020
F: (630) 862-2027

Monday:   10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday:   10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday:   10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Thursday:   10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday:   9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday:   9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Sunday:   Closed
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