Individuals With Binocular Vision Dysfunction
Binocular vision dysfunction, or eye teaming difficulty, occurs when a person struggles to use both eyes together. There are several causes of binocular vision dysfunction which include strabismus (eye turn), amblyopia (lazy eye), and convergence insufficiency (reduced ability to comfortably use the eyes together at near). When symptomatic, individuals with binocular vision dysfunction will complain of headaches, eyestrain, fatigue, difficulties with reading, double vision, reduced depth perception (unable to see 3D), or appear clumsy during sports or other recreational activities.
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Individuals With Visual Perceptual Challenges
Visual perception refers to the way in which the brain interprets and processes visual information. Visual perception is not tested using an eye chart, and the ability to read the 20/20 row does not mean a person is free of visual perception deficits. Visual perceptual deficits can affect academic performance in areas such as reading and math as well as sports performance and other day to day activities. Commonly, individuals with visual perceptual deficits are encouraged to “try harder” or to “work harder”. Unfortunately, individuals do not outgrow visual perceptual deficits and cannot overcome them by simply working harder.
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Individuals Looking to Optimize Visual Performance During Athletics
Whether you are a professional athlete or a weekend warrior, the visual demands of sports are quite different from everyday life. Advanced Vision Therapy Center specializes in assessing and strengthening the visual system for athletes of all ages and ability levels. Our Athlete Vision Assessment tests your visual performance based on the specific visual demands of the sport (or sports) in which you participate. Based on the results of this assessment our doctor will design an individualized program that allows you to achieve your visual potential. Sports Vision Therapy improves areas of weakness and maximizes your strengths.
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Individuals With An Acquired Brain Injury
Whether the damage is due to trauma (including concussions), a stroke, or inflammation, the visual system can be dramatically affected by an acquired brain injury. A Neuro-Optometric Assessment will allow our doctor to evaluate how your eyes and vision have been affected by the injury and design a treatment plan unique to you. Neuroplasticity, or the ability to form new neural connections within the brain, allows individuals of any age to improve their visual system following an acquired brain injury. At Advanced Vision Therapy Center, our doctors and therapists will develop a program to help you improve.
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Vision therapy (VT) is an individualized program that is designed to create and estabilish new neural patterns within the brain to treat a number of binocular vision conditions. These conditions include: convergence insufficiency (poor eye teaming), accommoative dysfunction (poor eye focusing), oculomotor dysfunction (poor eye tracking), amblyopia (lazy eye), and strabismus (eye turn). Vision therapy is also effective in enhancing visual perceptual abilities. Our residency-trained optometrist will diagnose your specific vision conditions and then design a personalized VT program based on your condition and your goals.
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Interactive Metronome Therapy
The Interactive Metronome (IM) is a brain-based rehabilitation assessment and training program developed to directly improve the processing abiities that affect attention, motor planning, and sequencing. This, in turn, strengthens motor skills, including mobility and gross motor function, and many fundamental cognitive capacities such as planning, organizing, and language. Individuals with motor planning and sequencing problems, speech and language delays, motor and sensory disorders, learning deficits, and various cognitive and physical difficulties may benefit from the IM program.
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