Neuro-Developmental Vision Therapy is a treatment program for both children and adults who struggle with specific vision problems that conventional optometry does not typically address or opts to treat using conventional methods. Vision problems can be very disturbing and are known to negatively impact the ability to learn; therefore, we are committed to assisting those individuals for whom conventional optometry does not offer the best possible result. Rather than taking a “compensatory” approach to finding a solution, vision therapy offers an opportunity to “remediate” the problem.
Unfortunately, many people do not recognize that they have a vision problem. Most certainly, children rarely report they are having visual difficulties. There are physical clues that point to possible vision problems, but surprisingly, many of the symptoms that would indicate a person were having vision problems seem entirely unrelated to vision. Yet, these symptoms are manifesting as a direct result of a vision problem.
|PHYSICAL CLUES||PERFORMANCE CLUES||BEHAVIOR CLUES||LABELS|
|Red, sore, tearing, or itching eyes||Avoidance of near work||Smart, but struggling in school||Lazy|
|Jerky eye movements, one eye turning in or out||Frequent loss of place when reading||Low self-esteem, poor self image||Dyslexic|
|Squinting, eye rubbing, or excessive blinking||Omitting, inserting, or rereading words in a paragraph||Temper flare-ups, aggressiveness, emotional outbursts||Attention Deficit Disorder|
|Blurred or intermittent double vision||Confusing similar looking words||Frequent crying, over emotional||Slow Learner|
|Headaches, dizziness, or nausea after reading||Failure to recognize same word in next sentence||Short attention span, easily distracted, can’t concentrate||Behavioral Problem|
|Head tilting or closing or blocking one eye when reading||Poor reading comprehension||Fatigue after school / work||Working Below Potential|
|Exaggerated head movement when reading||Difficulty copying from the chalkboard||Frustration, stress||Learning Disability|
|Very close reading distance||Poor handwriting, misaligns numbers||Irritability||Immature|
|Inconsistent or poor at sports||Letter or word reversals after first grade||Withdrawn, lacks confidence, won’t try|
|Difficulty following directions|