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Could Your Child Benefit From Vision Therapy?

Is your child facing learning challenges? Do they rely on finger-tracking while reading? Weak visual skills can have a profound impact on your child’s academic and everyday activities, impeding their performance and self-assurance. The good news is that our vision therapy programs can help your child improve their visual skills and restore their confidence — both in and out of the classroom.

While many people associate vision therapy with children, it is important to note that it can benefit adults too. Do you struggle with headaches, poor balance, or neck pain? You might find that our neuro-optometry offerings can greatly improve your visual experience and overall quality of life.

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Poor visual skills can have a significant impact on your child's life.

Difficulties in tracking, focusing, and coordination can hamper academic performance, leading to slower reading, reduced comprehension, decreased confidence, and even behavioral challenges. Furthermore, daily activities like sports, navigating crowded environments, or simply maintaining good balance can be challenging. Untreated visual skill deficiencies ultimately limit their potential and hinder their quality of life.

Fortunately, vision therapy offers a solution. Through personalized exercises and activities, vision therapy aims to strengthen the visual system. Improved eye coordination, tracking abilities, and visual processing skills achieved through vision therapy can positively impact academic performance, sports proficiency, and overall confidence.

With vision therapy, your child can overcome visual skill challenges, unlocking their full potential for a more successful and fulfilling life.

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What are the Benefits of Vision Therapy?

Improves Reading Difficulties

If your child still reads by tracking the words with their finger, this may indicate a visual tracking problem. Vision therapy helps individuals develop smooth and accurate eye movements, eliminating the need for finger tracking. This not only enhances reading speed and comprehension but also boosts confidence in their reading abilities.

Boosts Concentration

If your child struggles to focus in the classroom, it can be a sign of an underlying visual problem. Vision therapy aims to improve the eye-brain connection, enabling your little one to sustain attention and focus more effectively. As a result, tasks that require concentration, such as reading, studying, or working on a computer, become less challenging and more enjoyable.

Promotes better behavior

Learning difficulties can often lead to frustration for children. Vision therapy can play a crucial role in addressing these challenges, as it improves visual skills necessary for efficient learning. By reducing frustrations associated with learning, vision therapy can have a positive impact on your child’s behavior, promoting a more positive and engaging attitude towards their educational journey.

Enhances Sports Performance

For children or adults struggling with poor athletic performance, vision therapy can be a game-changer. Visual skills such as eye-tracking, depth perception, and peripheral vision are essential in sports activities. By training these skills, vision therapy can enhance hand-eye coordination, reaction time, and overall sports performance, enabling athletes to reach their full potential.

Reduces Headaches

Frequent headaches can be caused by eyestrain and visual stress. Vision therapy targets the visual skills necessary for comfortable and efficient reading, reducing the strain on the eyes and alleviating headaches. By addressing the root cause, vision therapy can provide long-term relief from these debilitating symptoms.

Helps Unsteadiness and Improves Poor Balance

Balance issues — in both children and adults — can often be linked to poor visual skills, as the eyes play a crucial role in maintaining equilibrium. Through targeted vision therapy techniques, the visual system can be trained to enhance coordination and spatial awareness, resulting in improved balance and stability.

Relieves Neck Pain

Neck pain can often be attributed to poor posture and visual strain. When individuals have to compensate for visual difficulties, they may adopt unnatural head and neck positions, leading to discomfort. Vision therapy addresses these issues by improving visual coordination and efficiency, promoting better posture and reducing the strain on the neck.

About our Vision Therapy Program

Our vision therapy program at Unger Eye Care is designed to address a wide range of vision-related issues. Our highly skilled eye care team has extensive experience in vision therapy and has developed a strong referral base from other providers and local optometrists. With our expertise and collaborative approach, we strive to deliver the best possible outcomes for our patients.

When you choose our vision therapy program for your child, you can expect a host of benefits. In terms of learning, vision therapy can significantly improve their reading skills, comprehension, and overall academic performance. Additionally, it can have a positive impact on their behavior by addressing attention and focus problems, improve their sports performance, and help them thrive in various other aspects of their educational and athletic journey.

Schedule an eye exam for your child with our developmental optometrists at Unger Eye Care today, and help them fulfill their potential.

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Vision Therapy in St. Louis, serving Illinois and St. Clair County

At Unger Eye Care, we are committed to providing compassionate, expert care to every patient who walks through our doors, young and old. Take advantage of our well-established and highly effective vision therapy program, and experience the life-changing benefits it can bring.

Schedule an eye exam at one of our branches in St Louis or St. Clair County, Illinois, today and let us help you or your child achieve optimal visual health and performance.

Remember, vision therapy is not just for children; adults can benefit too. Click here to learn more about our neuro-optometric services and how they can help you.

Whether you’re a concerned parent or seeking to improve your own visual skills, we are here to support and guide you every step of your vision journey.
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