Vision Problems and Autism
Vision therapy can be beneficial for children with autism, as it can help address visual problems that are often associated with the condition. While it is important to note that vision therapy does not treat autism, it can still help alleviate some of the most difficult symptoms that autistic children experience.
Many parents of children with autism struggle with finding effective treatments to help their children. They may invest in various therapies, such as neurofeedback, only to find that they do not yield the desired results. This can be frustrating and disheartening for parents who just want to help their children.
Dr. Sharieff has experience working with autistic patients at various levels and can provide a customized vision therapy plan for them. This can be particularly helpful for parents who are seeking a personalized approach to their child’s care.
Vision therapy can also help children with autism improve their lateral and directional skills, which can be challenging for them due to their tendency towards rigidity and difficulty with change. By stimulating their senses in small steps, children can develop their skills and make progress towards their goals.
At our center, we offer sensory learning services, which are not widely available at other optometry centers. This specialized approach can be particularly helpful for autistic children who need a tailored approach to their care.
In summary, while vision therapy may not treat autism, it can still be a helpful tool in addressing visual problems and improving skills for children on the spectrum. By working with an experienced optometrist like Dr. Sharieff and investing in a customized vision therapy plan, parents can help their children make progress towards their goals.
Our practice serves patients from Yorba Linda, Tustin, Anaheim, and Orange, California and surrounding communities.