The Myopia Institute highly recommends vision therapy in Chicago, IL, for children. This non-surgical treatment aims to correct your child’s vision through individualized treatment programs.
This primarily aims to correct visual-motor and/or perceptual-cognitive deficiencies, which cannot be done with the usual eyeglasses or contact lenses. This can also help develop your child’s vision skills, such as eye movement control and eye coordination. Let us discuss some of the vision problems it can correct.
Binocular Vision Problems
There are two major categories of vision therapy: orthoptic and behavioral. In the first classification, we will evaluate and measure your child’s eye deviations. Afterwards, we can come up with a series of eye exercises as part of your vision therapy for several months. Our programs typically involve eye exercises and training lenses. We may also use prisms, filters, and patches.
This method is helpful for children who have binocular function irregularities. These happen when the eyes are incapable of working together as a coordinated team. For instance, amblyopia or “lazy eye” syndrome happens when the brain ignores image perceptions from the visually impaired eye.
Eye Movement Disorders
We also recommend this vision correction in Washington, DC, when your child experiences eye movement problems. Strabismus, also known as “crossed eyes,” happens when the two eyes do not line up in the same direction.
Nystagmus or “dancing eyes” occurs when there are fast, uncontrollable eye movements. Through vision therapy, we can help improve your child’s visual comfort, ease, and efficiency.
Other Vision Impairments
When a child has developmental incapacities or brain injuries, he or she may experience visual attention and concentration problems. As a rehabilitative management, we may recommend the behavioral sort of vision therapy. This involves eye exercises, which can help correct your child’s difficulty with processing visual information and inability to sustain or shift focus.
After we perform a comprehensive eye exam in Washington, DC, we can determine if this is an appropriate management for your child. Depending on the extent of the vision problem, the course of therapy may last weeks to several years.
Call us today at (301) 363-0060, so we can start improving your child’s quality of life through vision therapy. You may also complete our form to schedule an appointment.