No Sunshine Coast Behavioural Optometrist Offers Vision Therapy Like Eye C U!
Vision therapy — a type of physical therapy for the eyes and, most importantly, the brain — is a highly effective, non-surgical treatment for many common visual problems such as lazy eye, crossed eyes, double vision, convergence insufficiency and some reading and learning disabilities. Many patients who have been told, “it’s too late,” or “you’ll have to learn to live with it” have benefited from this, and now Sunshine Coast vision therapy is available through our office here at Eye CU Optometrists.
Vision Therapy and How it Relates to Learning Disabilities
I use vision therapy most commonly in the case of learning disabilities, and it is specifically directed toward resolving the sorts of visual problems which interfere with reading, writing, spelling, learning and educational instruction. Behavioural Optometrists do not claim that vision training is a direct treatment for learning disabilities, but we have achieved spectacular results in helping kids with learning problems using properly directed vision therapy.
So what is it? Well, we are not trying to become tutors or teachers, but our aim is to become the tutor or teacher’s best friend. If a child struggles to learn, especially to read, then chances are they are lacking in some of the basic visual skills that most other kids develop naturally as they grow and learn.
Vision Therapy is like an intensive for e child’s eyes and brain development, cramming years worth of skills and development into just a few months! Using my special techniques, we can teach children with learning disabilities, even mild cases, the skills they need to succeed in their school work. It takes a bit of effort, but because most of these therapies are games, a few months of work can cause massive improvement in a child’s performance at school.
And isn’t this what we all want to see?
I am also constantly revising, developing and inventing new, innovative therapies and That’s why our exclusive Vision Therapy program, available only here on the sunshine coast, is getting such rave reviews from parents and teachers!
And Darin is not alone in suggesting that Vision Therapy is a powerful tool for helping children with learning disabilities and behavioral problems. Here’s a CNN Report on ADHD and Vision Therapy
What is involved in a Vision Therapy program?
* a program of vision “exercises” or procedures, done at home under Optometrist supervision;
* coordinated through the internet to allow gradual downloads rather than overwhelming at the start;
* generally based around games and fun things most children enjoy, to ensure compliance;
* Most often achieves significant results in 3-6 months, depending on the problem treated;
AND, is available only at Eye CU, Your Sunshine Coast Behavioural Optometrists
But Vision Therapy Is Not Just Eye Exercises
Unlike other forms of exercise, the goal of Vision Therapy is NOT to strengthen eye muscles. Your eye muscles are already incredibly strong! Vision Training is not to be confused with any self-directed program of eye exercises which is or has been marketed to the public. Our Vision Therapy has been totally designed and is supervised by Darin himself, and it targets the visual skills which are essential for reading, writing and spelling.
The first step in any Vision Therapy program is a comprehensive vision examination. Having a regular eye check for your child at another optometrist is not the same, and given that we Bulk Bill, so the cost to you is FREE, why wouldn’t you come in to Eye CU, your Sunshine Coast Behavioural Optometrist, for a complete vision assessment for your child. Following this thorough evaluation, Darin can advise you as to whether our Vision Therapy Program would be appropriate treatment, or if special lenses and glasses are going to be helpful.