vision therapy

Anderson Family Vision Care is proud to announce that we now include Neuro-Developmental Vision Assessments and Therapy Programs. Our clinic is fully equipped to treat patients using the most up-to-date methods and our vision therapist, Dawn Grandmont, has worked in the field of Vision Therapy for over 6 years bringing a wealth of experience to our clinic. She is a member of the College of Optmetrists in Vision Development and was the second therapist in Canada to have received her certification.

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    


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Call 1-204-633-7482 to find out more about Neuro-Developmental Vision Therapy.