Vision Therapy in Calgary

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At Calgary Optometry Centre, we offer vision therapy under the supervision of professionals. Learn more about vision therapy and come in for a consultation to see if vision therapy is right for you.

What Is Vision Therapy?

Vision therapy aims to get your eyes and brain working as a team. The eyes take in the information you see, and the brain processes all that data and makes sense of it. If there’s a disconnect between the brain and the eyes, this can impact your child’s vision.

Vision therapy is performed under the supervision of our eye doctors with some at-home exercises as well.

Symptoms to Watch For

Some signs that your child could benefit from vision therapy include:

  • Skipping words or lines while reading
  • Mixing up similar words, like “was” and “saw”
  • Confusing the letters b, d, p, and q
  • Rubbing eyes or closing one eye when reading or doing near work
  • Holding books too closely or tilting their head when reading
  • Eye strain or headaches with schoolwork or computer use
  • Difficulty with reading comprehension
  • Blurred or double vision when reading
  • Avoiding homework
  • Poor attention span
  • Fidgeting and squirming in the chair

Of course, none of these are surefire signs of a vision problem. These symptoms could have many sources. But, if you have noticed your child exhibiting any signs like these, please bring them up during your child’s eye exam. If our optometrists know there’s an issue, they know what to look for.

What Vision Therapy Can Help with & What It Can’t

Vision therapy could assist your child with their vision, but it’s not a miracle cure. No results can be guaranteed, but some studies show vision therapy may be effective in helping correct certain conditions.

Vision therapy has proven helpful in cases of:

Although vision therapy can help address frustration at school or with close-up tasks by strengthening communication between the eyes and brain, it cannot and does not cure learning disorders like ADHD and dyslexia

Your vision therapy plan will be tailored specifically to you or your child. Discuss any questions or concerns you have with your eye doctor when you visit.

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  • Calgary, Alberta T2P 3G2

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  • Calgary, Alberta T2J 7G9

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  • Calgary, Alberta T2K 6H2

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