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Vision Therapy in Yorba Linda

Could Your Child Benefit From Vision Therapy?

Is your child not reading at grade level?
Is your child not reaching their potential in school?

Undetected visual problems may be keeping your child behind.

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What Is Vision Therapy?

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Did you know that having 20/20 vision is just one piece of the puzzle for efficiently functioning in school or sports? In fact, over 17 critical visual skills are required for optimal performance. If your child has reduced vision skills, they may work harder than their peers without achieving the desired results. Plus, they may struggle with concentration throughout the day.

That’s where vision therapy comes in!

It’s an evidence-based program designed to strengthen specific vision skills that may impact your child. Studies have proven that vision therapy can improve reading levels, comprehension, attention span, and sports performance.

If your child has been diagnosed with a reading or learning difficulty, or if they’re just not reaching their full potential at school or on the sports field, it may be time to schedule an appointment with Dr. Kauser Sharieff in Yorba Linda for a functional eye exam. We assess over 17 visual skills, including eye tracking, reading fluency, focusing, and depth perception.

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Why does vision therapy work?

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Vision isn't just in the eyeball - it's a complex process that happens in the brain. Our program focuses on improving how the brain processes visual information, ultimately leading to healthy vision. Like physical or occupational therapy, vision therapy helps form a richer web of interconnections in the brain.

For example, someone with a Ph.D. has a larger mental capacity to grasp complex information than a high school graduate. Similarly, vision therapy helps your child build a stronger foundation for processing visual information, improving their ability to acquire, process, and execute it.

So don't let your child suffer in silence. Talk to us about how vision therapy can help maximize their visual skills and resolve any underlying visual problems impacting their performance.

Call Vision Performance Optometric Center in Yorba Linda to schedule a functional vision exam today!

Help Your Child Reach Their Potential With Vision Therapy

At Vision Performance Optometric Center in Yorba Linda, we believe in taking a holistic approach to vision care. While a traditional eye exam is important, we go one step further and perform a functional vision exam to test the entire visual system for developmental maturity, strength, and stamina. This allows us to ensure that your visual system can function optimally for all daily visual tasks.

If we identify any areas of weakness in your visual system that could interfere with reading and learning, we create a personalized vision therapy program for you. Our program consists of customized eye exercises designed to improve visual functions and retrain the brain to interpret visual input more accurately.

If you have any concerns about your child's vision or want to schedule a functional eye exam for yourself, contact Vision Performance Optometric Center in Yorba Linda today. We are committed to finding the best treatment for your visual problems and helping you achieve optimal visual performance.

Kauser Sharieff, OD, FCOVD, FNORA

Kauser Sharieff, OD, FCOVD, FNORA

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Improve your child’s confidence levels with vision therapy!

Vision therapy is a non-surgical treatment program that is typically compared to physical therapy, but for the eyes and brain. Vision therapy uses exercises, lenses, specific instruments, and occlusions to enhance visual function.

All vision therapy programs are customized and can result in significant lasting improvements within a relatively short period of time. To learn more, contact us today and discover how we can help your child improve their performances both in school and on the sports field.

medical-plus medical-plus Isn't 20/20 Vision Enough?

If a child has been told that they have ‘20/20 sight’, it means that they can clearly see the letters on the chart 20 feet away. The child may excel in reading the letters on the vision charts on the wall, yet lack the necessary visual skills needed for reading, writing, and learning —  all of which can adversely impact their performance in school and in sports.  

Keep in mind that school screenings, and even some regular eye exams, generally evaluate sight (visual acuity) only and most do not assess the essential vision skills required for sports, extensive computer use, reading and learning. Furthermore, it is common to not need glasses and still have poor visual skills. Therefore, a functional vision exam will determine whether a child has poor visual skills, and if so, a tailor-made vision therapy program will be put in place to help the patient succeed and reach their potential. 

medical-plus medical-plus What Are Some Major Benefits of Vision Therapy?

Developing visual skills can lead children to become better learners and students. In fact, vision therapy can be a key component in preparing a child for higher education, as increased success can lead to a rise in self esteem and greater confidence in one's abilities. This newfound confidence will inevitably trickle into other areas, positively impacting the youngster's quality of life and achievements. 

medical-plus medical-plus How Long Does It Take to See Results?

Results depend on the child's active participation and compliance with the program. Over time, the more one trains their brain, the easier and more automated the exercises will become. Gains can be experienced from as little as a few weeks to six months.

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