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