As they grow, a child’s vision needs change. Whether through family history, nervous system trauma, or other causes, sometimes a child develops wandering eye, eye turns, and other focus issues.
A Tampa optometrist can prescribe vision therapy for such a child, which should be able to gradually reverse many of these abnormalities.
What Is Vision Therapy?
This therapy is available from your Tampa optometrist. It’s an all-encompassing training that includes the body and the brain as well as the eyes to truly change behavior. Akin to physical therapy, vision therapy re-teaches eye teamwork, focus, proper eye movement, and correct alignment.
If a child has a learning defect, their parents should strongly consider getting them this therapy. These children may experience uncomfortable symptoms when attempting to read or do related activities, such as lack of concentration, inability to keep their place, blurry vision, headaches, and eyestrain. This therapy can improve on these reading difficulties.
What Are Its Benefits?
There are many benefits to this therapy. Here are some positive changes you can expect in your child during and after vision therapy:
- Better behavior
- Improved grades due to better reading comprehension
- Ability to read without frustration
- Ability to do homework in less time, which contributes to better grades
- Improved hand-eye coordination
- Better visual information processing
- Improved depth perception, eye tracking, eye teaming, and eye focusing
About Vision Eye Care, Your Lutz Optometrist
Are you interested in trying vision therapy for your child? Are you not sure where to go to get it? Contact us at Vision Eye Care, your Lutz optometrist. We offer this form of therapy as well as many other services for those in the Tampa and Lutz areas.
Such services include sports vision treatment, computer vision treatment, hard-to-fit contacts, vision and eye exams, contact lens exams, and sunglasses and glasses fittings.
To learn more or schedule an appointment today, give us a call at 813-425-9596. You can also visit us at Vision Eye Care on 17655 Dale Mabry Highway in Lutz.