Question: My child has visual challenges. How can vision therapy help?

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Some visual conditions cannot be treated adequately with eyeglasses or contact lenses and are best resolved through a program of vision therapy. Treatment includes non-invasive procedures designed to enhance the brain’s ability to control:
• eye alignment
• eye teaming
• visual focusing abilities
• eye tracking movements
• visual processing
• visual perception

Visual-motor skills and endurance are developed through the use of specialized equipment and optical devices, including therapeutic lenses, prisms, and filters. During the final stages
of therapy, the patient’s newly acquired visual skills are reinforced and made automatic through repetition and by integration with motor and cognitive skills.

Who benefits from vision therapy?
Children and adults with visual challenges, such as:
• reading/learning-related vision problems
• poor binocular (2-eyed) coordination
• convergence insufficiency (common eye muscle disorder)
• amblyopia (lazy eye), diplopia (double vision) and strabismus (cross-eyed, wandering eye, eye turns, etc.)
• visual stress-related problems: blurred vision,
eye strain from reading and computers, headaches, and/or vision-induced stomach aches or motion sickness
• neuro-visual problems: traumatic brain injury
(TBI), stroke, brain tumor, whiplash, developmental delays, visual-motor deficits and vision processing/perception disorders

rummelErrol Rummel, OD, FAAO, FCOVD, FNORA
C.O.V.D. Certified in Vision Development/Vision Therapy and N.O.R.A. Certified in Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation

Rummel Eye Care
2206 West County Line Road, Jackson, NJ
732-364-4111 |