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Learn More about Vision Therapy

When Will I See Improvements?

Vision therapy can improve eye teaming, visual processing, focusing, tracking, and eye movements and thanks to our increased understanding of neuroplasticity, over 15% of the population can benefit.

The time frame varies from person to person; most children will see an improvement within the first 6-10 weeks.

Adult vision therapy takes a little longer because adult brains aren’t as flexible as children’s brains, but even so, it can still prove to be very beneficial. Even if learning happens more quickly when you’re younger, you can still observe improvements in your adult life due to neuroplasticity!

Who Can Benefit From Vision Therapy?

Parents and teachers should be on the lookout for the following red flags that indicate a vision problem:

  • Reading below age level
  • Reduced reading comprehension
  • Loss of place, repetition, or omission of words while reading
  • Confusing similar words, such as ‘was’ and ‘saw’
  • Reversing letters such as b, d, p and q
  • Spelling difficulties
  • Dislikes or avoids homework
  • Writing numbers backwards, such as 2 & 5 or 6 & 9
  • Difficulty maintaining attention
  • Difficulty changing focus from distance to near and back again
  • Poor judgment of depth
  • Messy handwriting

Which symptoms can vision therapy treat?:

  • Headaches or tiredness after reading
  • Poor eye-hand coordination
  • Constant squinting/head tilting
  • Finger-pointing when reading
  • Poor posture when reading or writing
  • An eye turning in or out, up or down
  • Tendency to cover or close one eye
  • Favouring the vision in one eye
  • Blurry or double vision
  • Difficulty following a moving target
  • Dizziness or motion sickness
  • Words or letters appear to move
  • Seeing a glare on white paper
  • Slow reading
  • Reduced attention and concentration
  • Comprehension difficulties