What Is Vision Therapy?
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.
Why does vision therapy work?
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.
What Parents Are Saying About Us
In 1st grade we noticed Maverick was having a lot of difficulty reading and his handwriting was becoming progressively worse. He had also been complaining that if he looked at something too long everything would get very blurry. I took him to get an eye exam and a functional vision screening through which we learned the vision in his right eye was about 20/20 and the left eye was about 20/40 and also showed he had intermittent amblyopia (lazy eye) amongst other things and it was recommended I start him in Vision Therapy ("VT"). Dr. Sharieff was recommended to me by a Pediatric Neurologist and I'm so glad she was. She and her staff have been so helpful. They have been working with Maverick now for almost 9 months and in that time we have seen drastic improvements in Maverick's reading and writing. His school does a reading assessment at the start, middle & end of the school year. The start of 1st grade he was way below the benchmark he needed to be and by the end he had reached the benchmark he needed to be at which I attribute to help I received from the school, working with him at home & all the help from VT. VT has not only helped Maverick academically but also his coordination has improved which was noticed by his Tae Kwon Do Instructor. The improvements he's shown have given his overall self-esteem a boost and where he used to resist reading he now enjoys it more. VT has really made a difference & for that I THANK Dr. Sharieff and your staff for all the hard work and dedication you provide us & your other patients.
Vision Therapy May Be What Your Child Needs | FAQ
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.