AS AMERICA IS FACED WITH UNCERTAINTY IN OUR GOVERNMENT, IT IS TIME TO GET ON OUR KNEES AND PRAY. PRAY
FOR THE FUTURE OF DEFENSE, ECONOMICS, CAPITALISM
AND FREEDOM. OUR CHILDREN DESERVE A
FUTURE THAT STILL EMBODIES WHAT OUR FORE FATHERS
SET BEFORE US. AS WE LOOK TO THE FUTURE, DON'T EVER LET THESE THINGS FADE FROM OUR HOPES AND DREAMS.
MAY GOD BLESS EACH AND EVERY ONE OF YOU AND MAY
HE CONTINUE TO BLESS OUR
OUR PRACTICE CONTINUE TO GROW
IF YOU REFER A PATIENT TO OUR OFFICE WHO SIGNS UP FOR VISION THERAPY OR ORTHOKERATOLOGY,
YOU WILL RECEIVE A COMPREHENSIVE VISION EXAMINATION FOR YOURSELF OR A FAMILY MEMBER FREE OF CHARGE
THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONFIDENCE IN OUR PRACTICE
Q: WHAT IS VISION THERAPY?
A: Seeing the world clearly can be accomplished by prescribing glasses or contacts to correct
for less than perfect acuity (20/20). However, since approximately 80% of the information
we learn is acquired through the visual system, making sense of what we see requires much more than acuity. Unfortunately,
not everyone has eyes that function together as a team.
involves non-intrusive neuromuscular techniques that correct the imbalance in the visual system. Increased speed
and recognition, enhanced, improved or developed depth perception, improved reading skills, improved academic and sports performance,
improved communication skills, and positive behavioral changes are among the many benefits of Vision Therapy. Vision therapy corrects deficits associated with ADD, ADHD, Dyslexia, Amblyopia (lazy
eye), Brain Trauma, Stroke and early
childhood motor development.
Q: HOW DO I KNOW IF MY CHILD IS HAVING A VISION PROBLEM?
A: We recommend
that every child have a vision examination by the age of 2. Vision exams should be performed every year thereafter. A vision
problem may develop before the age of two or in between exams, therefore, it is wise for parents to pay attention to behavioral,
physical, and verbal complaints such as: frequent bumping into objects, turned eyes, repeatedly sitting too close to the TV,
headaches, eyes hurting, poor reading skills, poor grades, in-attentiveness in school or at home with tasks requiring visual
skills and behavioral problems at school or at home.
VISION, LEARNING, AND BEHAVIOR
Q: MY SON IS VERY BRIGHT BUT HE DOES
POORLY IN SCHOOL. IS IT POSSIBLE HE HAS A VISION PROBLEM?
A: It is most definitely possible your son does not see like
he should. Unfortunately, when a child is not doing well in school, vision is sometimes the last area to be investigated.
Translating intelligence into doing well in school requires the ability to:
Perceive information achieved through good acuity
Possess good binocular skills (the ability to use the eyes together as a team)
Understand and process information, through good visual attention and comprehension
Integrate prior knowledge with new knowledge achieved through good visual processing
Sequence events achieved through good visual memory
Think critically and develop good study habits which requires all of the above
Without help, many children never develop these
skills. Vision Therapy has been successfully used to re-mediate these skills in children and adults for over 70 years!
Q: MY DAUGHTER HAS DIFFICULTY READING. DO I NEED TO HAVE HER EYES EXAMINED TO FIND OUT IF SHE IS HAVING
A PROBLEM SEEING?
A: Reading requires that both eyes work together as a team and the ability to see centrally
as well as peripherally. If both eyes are working as they should, your daughter should be able to read with ease and speed,
comprehend the text, and make good grades in school. A high percentage of pre-school and school age children do not have full
functional vision. This is primarily due to habits developed at home or school. A comprehensive vision examination with visual
skills testing will reveal any deficits your daughter may have. Vision Therapy, both in-office and at-home training, will
correct deficits found and will ensure your daughter reaches her visual potential enabling her to excel in all academics and
Q: MY CHILD HAS ATTENTION DEFICIT DISORDER. IS THERE ANYTHING OTHER THAN PRESCRIPTION DRUGS THAT CAN
HELP MY CHILD OVERCOME THIS DISORDER?
A: Often, children diagnosed with ADD/ADHD
have deficits in their visual processing abilities.
When a child's eyes are not capable of working together
as a team, the world they see is confusing to them. Because there is a deficit in the visual
system, the child cannot make sense of the world around
them. This can lead to
disruptive behavior, lack of ability to concentrate and hyperactivity. VISION THERAPY techniques retrain the visual system. After a series of VISION
THERAPY sessions, a child's
eyes can be brought to full functional vision and behavioral problems cease to exist.