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Do You Need Vision Therapy
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We will evaluate your scores and email you your results as well as a recommendation to get vision therapy if necessary.
Vision is more than just seeing clearly. It’s not an inborn trait, it’s learned, and sometimes, like any learned skill, people need more help mastering it than others.
Basic visual skills include:
- Visual Memory: Remember how we see something, not just what we see
- Visual Discrimination: Being able to tell the difference between letters, such as “d” and “b”
- Fusion: the brain’s ability to fuse images together instead of perceiving them with double vision
- Focus: The state of having clear visual definition
- Eye Synchronization: Using the eyes as a team (as opposed to independently, like eye turns, or lazy eye)
- Oculomotor Function: Moving the eyes across a written page and the ability to track moving objects
- Visualization: The minds ability to picture what we see
All of these skills contribute to our quality of life. Poor vision and visual processing are linked to such things as ADHD misdiagnoses, reading disabilities, non-surgical options for lazy eye (amblyopia), and acquired brain injuries like stroke, trauma, and surgery.
Vision therapy helps to strengthen or rehabilitate and improve the aforementioned basic visual skills, therefore improving quality of life. If you require vision therapy, first, visit www.covd.org for a specially trained optometrist who can prescribe a program suited to your individual needs.
Call us today at 717.687.8141 for more information, or to schedule an appointment with Dr Rob Lauver, FCOVD, board certified in Vision Development.