Experts estimate 80 percent of what we learn is acquired through vision.
When an adult or child sees 20/20, that does not always mean that the eyes are working together properly. There are many types of vision dysfunctions. Some can cause eyestrain, double vision, blurred vision, headaches, motion sickness, or dizziness. Some are visual impairments such as Amblyopia and Strabismus (eye turn) issues.
In its early stages, convergence insufficiency is the most treatable binocular dysfunction. Studies have shown a 70-95% success rate in treating convergence insufficiency.
Vision Therapy is the preferred treatment for many of these dysfunctions
Both children and adults can benefit from vision therapy for the treatment of binocular (two eyes) dysfunctions, Strabismus (an eye that turns), Amblyopia (reduced vision in one or both eyes), eyestrain from computer use, and for general visual enrichment.
Some of the signs and symptoms of having vision problems are listed below:
|A finger is needed to keep place while reading||Skips lines, words, or letters when reading||Closes or covers one eye for near work|
|Difficulty copying from the board||Complains of double vision||Rubs eyes when reading|
|Excessive blinking||Holds book close to face when reading||Reduced attention span, can only concentrate for a short amount of time|
|Covers one eye by leaning on a hand||Spends a long time doing homework that should only take a few minutes||Must re-read material several times to understand what has been read|
|Avoids activities that include reading or close-up work||Avoids academics|
"In first grade, Brandon’s school had a vision test and they noticed that both of his eyes would slightly cross. They recommended that I take him to an optometrist for further testing. I took him to a new optometrist and she confirmed that his eyes do cross and she recommended that we take him to Dr. Kageyama. I thought that Dr. Kageyama would be a good fit for my son based on all the positive reviews I have read. I made an appointment and after the consultation, I was told that Brandon would need 40 sessions of vision therapy to help his strabismus and depth perception."
"Dr. Kageyama was very patient with my son even when Brandon had bouts of stubbornness. The doctor kept me well informed of my son’s therapy every step of the way and gave me progress reports. Midway through the therapy, I realized how much Brandon’s vision improved. It turns out the slight crossing of his eyes gave him double vision which he wasn’t aware of since it was something he was born with."
"As soon as Brandon realized he was seeing double and with the aide of therapy, eh was able to change what he sees and make it converge. This change enabled him to improve in many areas academically and physically.
He developed better balance and learned how to ride a bike.
He also began reading and increased his reading level.
He finished the entire Harry Potter series within a few months.
At the end of therapy, the doctor assessed that his reading was on a 7th grade level. Vision therapy has significantly improved Brandon's vision, which affects all aspects of his life."