Georgetown Vision Therapy
Vision therapy at Texas State Optical Georgetown is an individualized program of eye exercises and other methods to treat non-refractive vision problems. The therapy is usually performed in an optometrist’s office, but most treatment plans also include daily visual tasks and eye exercises to be performed at home.
Optometrists who specialize in vision therapy and the treatment of learning-related vision problems are sometimes called behavioral optometrists or developmental optometrists.
Vision & Learning
The connection between good vision and success in school is undisputed. Experts say that about 80 percent of what a student learns in school is information that is presented visually. We live in a visual world. So good vision is essential for a student of any age to reach his full potential and find success in the school setting.
If your child is not succeeding in school, ruling out vision problems should be one of your first steps. Our doctor has the skills and expertise to identify if a vision problem is interfering with your child’s ability to access information and participate fully in school and in after-school activities.
Many schools implement a basic vision screening test to assess whether the child sees clearly at a distance, however these tests are limited in scope. They do not assess functional vision such as the child’s ability to focus, track words on a page or the eyes’ ability to work in tandem. They also do not look at the health of the eye itself. These tests are essential to know the comprehensive picture of how healthy the eyes are and how well they are doing their job. In fact, studies shown that up to 43% of children with vision problems can pass a vision screening test! A comprehensive eye exam will assess all of these functions as well as color vision, depth perception, and eye coordination.
Watch for these symptoms in conjunction with school challenges:
- Headaches or eye strain
- Blurred vision or double vision
- Crossed eyes or eyes that appear to move independently of each other
- Dislike or avoidance of reading and close work
- Short attention span during visual tasks
- Turning or tilting the head to use one eye only, or closing or covering one eye
- Placing the head very close to the book or desk when reading or writing
- Excessive blinking or rubbing the eyes
- Losing place while reading, or using a finger as a guide
- Slow reading speed or poor reading comprehension
- Poor eye-hand coordination
Having your student’s eyes checked is fast, easy and can relieve a lot of worry and guess work as you help to have him succeed in school.
Pediatric Optometrist in Georgetown
Vision plays a crucial role throughout childhood and beyond. Yet many parents don’t understand how vision helps their children develop appropriately.
- Children’s Vision – FAQ’s How often should your child’s eyes be examined? What’s the difference between a school vision screening and a comprehensive eye exam? and more.
- Your Infant’s Visual Development Knowing the expected milestones of your baby’s vision development during their first year of life can ensure your child is seeing properly and enjoying their world to the fullest.
- Are Contact Lenses a Good Choice for Kids? Contact lenses offer advantages in the areas of sports and self-esteem. But when is your child old enough for contacts?
- Controlling Nearsightedness in Children Certain types of contact lenses and eyeglasses may play a role in slowing the progression of myopia, or nearsightedness.
Learn more about TSO Georgetown Red, Pink or Sore Eyes treatment.