Who can benefit from Vision Therapy?
The Learning Disabled:
The eyes’ movement and focus have a huge impact on a person’s ability to read, understand, or learn information. Vision therapy trains the eyes to work together better.
Patients with eye alignment problems:
Turned, crossed, and lazy eyes are failures of the eyes to align correctly. With the help of vision therapy patients can often overcome these visual problems without the need of surgery.
Stroke or Head Trauma Victims:
Patients who have suffered severe head injuries or stroke often experience many vision-related problems. With the help of vision therapy, these patients can regain daily living activities and quality of life.
The Visually Stressed:
Close computer or desk work can cause eye strain. For those who experience headaches, muscle tension, or blurred vision, our vision therapy offers simple and continuous relief. The result is a greater mental efficiency which will positively affect all areas of your life.
Do any of the following apply to you?
- Eye strain or pain
- Eye fatigue or eye rubbing
- Blurry Vision that comes and goes
- Double Vision
- Headache after visual tasks
- Dizziness or nausea after visual task
- Poor Depth Perception
- Bump into objects/clumsiness
- Can’t tolerate “visually-busy” places
- Uncomfortable while driving/riding in the car
- Difficulty adjusting focus between near and far
- Head tilt or unsteady gait
- Closing one eye
- Skipping words or lines while reading
- Cannot read as long as you would like
- Poor reading comprehension or slow reading speed
- Poor memory
- Decreased ability to participate in hobbies/sports
Dr. Robertson is a third-generation optometrist. After completing a degree in microbiology at Brigham Young University, he moved with his family to Memphis TN where he attended the Southern College of Optometry.
He has served the Elkton community’s vision needs since 2011 and has seen a need for vision therapy services not just in Elkton, but in the Northern Shenandoah Valley. In response, he opened the Vision Therapy Clinic.
Did You Know That Vision Is More Than 20/20?
When Melina went to the eye doctor she learned that vision is more than 20/20! She told her friends what she had learned:
- My eyes and my brain have to work together to see 3D. (Otherwise I don’t see space
- My eyes and my brain have to work together to make objects clear, up close and in the
distance. (Otherwise I have a difficult time seeing well anywhere.)
- My eyes and my brain have to work together to read. (Otherwise the words move around on
the page or squish together.)
- My eyes and my brain have to work together to remember what I read and understand it. (Otherwise I have trouble comprehending what I read.)
- My brain and my eyes have to work together to pay attention. (Otherwise I am wiggly in my seat or daydreaming.)
- My eyes and my brain have to work together to write down what I see. (Otherwise I can’t get what I see or read about on paper.)
- My eyes and my brain have to work together to reach out and grab objects. (Otherwise I have trouble grasping things.)
- My eyes and my brain have to work together to hold a pencil, color or cut with scissors. (Otherwise I am clumsy with my tools.)
- My eyes and my brain have to work together to catch and throw a ball. (Otherwise I miss when catching and throwing or I am afraid of the ball.)
- My eyes and my brain have to work together to balance on a bicycle or roller skates. (Otherwise I may veer or fall down a lot.)
- My eyes and my brain have to work together to run and jump and play. (Otherwise I am clumsy, awkward, and hurt myself.)
- Good Vision Is Very Important To A Happier Me!
Elkton Eyecare Vision Therapy Clinic
Vision therapy at Elkton Eyecare is individually programmed for the specific needs of each patient. Basic visual skills are included in all programs, along with other activities selected according to the particular abilities needed by an individual and the special demands of the tasks he/she faces.
The therapy is performed in weekly 60-minute sessions along with home procedures to be done through-out the week.