Vision Skills Training
At Russo Optometry we are able to offer several different types of vision training to help you or your childs performance.
Vision Skills Training
Vision Skills training is commonly required when eyes have difficulty turning inwards (going cross-eyed) or holding focus on the page. Common symptoms of poor visual skills can be headaches, eye strain, blurred vision, double vision and difficulty concentrating.
Vision skills training involves both in-office sessions and practise at home. The therapy program usually runs from 1 to 3 months, depending on the individual profile and rate of progress of each person.
Vision Training for Turned and Lazy eyes
Vision training for turned and lazy eyes can be an excellent option to help you or your child learn to straighten their eyes. It is often most effective with eyes that drift outwards (exotropia). Some symptoms of turned eyes can be poor coordination, clumsiness, and weak 3D depth perception.
Vision training for turned and lazy eyes involves both in-office sessions and practise at home. The therapy program usually runs 3 months or longer, depending on the individual and rate of progress of each person.
Visual Learning Training
Visual learning training, is all about developing the skills through touch, movement and play. A therapy program is designed to follow a similar developmental sequence to the natural developmental sequence but in a more condensed time frame. Visual learning skills such as sequencing, memory and analysis are practiced through movement initially. Further into the program the processing skills are guided more through visualisation.
Visual information processing training takes time. It is not an overnight cure, but a developmental process designed to modify the child’s learned perceptual behaviour. With commitment and dedication from both parent and child it can produce excellent results.
Vision Training for Motion Sickness
Most people don’t realise that motion sickness is caused from an imbalance between what the eyes see, and what the balance centres in the ears feel. By conducting vision training to help re-calibrate this imbalance, we can help to minimise motion sickness in both adults and children
- Vision problems can and often do affect learning. Optometrists treat difficulties with vision and vision problems that can affect learning and performance.
- Optometrists DO NOT directly treat learning difficulties.
- Most visual processing and visual functional skills are developed over time, therefore they are able to be trained. Vision therapy aims to improve visual functional and processing skills.
- Vision therapy does NOT take the place of teaching.
- People with learning problems require help from many disciplines to meet the learning challenges they face. Behavioural Optometric involvement constitutes one aspect of the multi-disciplinary management approach required to help an individual meet their full potential.