Vision Dysfunctions


Experts estimate 80 percent of what we learn is acquired through vision.
When an adult or child sees 20/20, that does not always mean that the eyes are working together properly.



There are many types of vision dysfunctions. Some can cause reading, learning and behavioural problems. Some are visual impairments such as Amblyopia and Strabismus (eye turn) issues.



Vision Therapy is the preferred treatment for many of these dysfunctions:



Both children and adults can benefit from therapy for the treatment of visual aspects of learning disabilities, general binocular (two eyes) dysfunctions, Strabismus (an eye that turns), Amblyopia (reduced vision in one or both eyes), eyestrain from computer use, and for general visual enrichment.



Some of the signs and symptoms of having vision problems are listed below:




Frequent headaches


Eyes tire quickly when reading or doing homework


Head moves when reading across the page


A finger is needed to keep place while reading


Skips lines, words, or letters when reading


Closes or covers one eye for near work


Difficulty copying from the board


Complains of double vision


Rubs eyes when reading


Excessive blinking


Holds book close to face when reading


Reduced attention span, can only concentrate for a short amount of time


Covers one eye by leaning on a hand


Reverses words or letters (b for d or was for saw)


Must re-read material several times to understand what has been read


Avoids activities that include reading or close-up work


Is a year or more behind in reading skills


Avoids academics


Spends a long time doing homework that should only take a few minutes


Difficulty learning motor skills


Trouble with balance


Poor memory and/or visualization skills




If you would like to explore how Vision Therapy can help with any of the above issues make an appointment with Dr. Matyas for a Visual Perceptual or Visual Skills assessment.



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