It’s that time of year again when we sit down with a pumpkin spice latte in hand and think of a resolution we can take upon ourselves for the new year. Here at Thompson Family Optometry, we believe that the best resolutions are the ones that positively impact other areas of our lives and enhance our overall quality of life. Vision therapy offers just that! This therapy is made up of a series of customized visual exercises designed to develop or regain visual processing skills.
Vision Therapy is highly effective in treating:
- Amblyopia, (or “lazy eye”)
- Strabismus, (or “eye-turn”)
- Eye movement disorders
- Focusing disorders
- Binocular vision problems
- Vision, balance, and memory problems associated with brain injury
Even those with 20/20 eyesight can benefit from vision therapy because perfect eyesight doesn’t mean perfect vision. Below are the ways in which vision therapy will help you kick-off the new year.
Improve Existing Vision Skills
You’re good at what you do, be it at work, school or sports. But can you do better? By training the eyes and brain to work in unison, you increase your potential for greater performance. Not only will you be more efficient, but performing tasks will become more enjoyable. This especially applies to school-aged children, as their brains are still in rapid development. Vision therapy effectively enables the brain to correctly process information for optimal academic success.
Learn New Skills With Ease
Many people make it their resolution to learn a new skill in the upcoming year but an underlying vision problem can interfere with that. Since learning is 80% visual, vision therapy offers an excellent opportunity to gear up for success! Undiagnosed or untreated vision problems related to convergence and focus can cause memory and reading problems and hinder learning. Dr. Rick Thompson and Dr. Greg Thompson will use an array of tools, such as prisms, specialized lenses, filters, balance beams, and computerized visual activities to train the eye-brain connection and help you learn more efficiently in almost any area that requires vision.
Gain The Confidence You Crave
Whether you’re a pro-athlete or a 4th grader struggling to read, improved vision skills will boost your confidence. This confidence will surely trickle into other areas of your life leading to increased self-esteem.
Start 2020 by empowering yourself or your child with vision therapy. Call Thompson Family Optometry to book your appointment today.
Thompson Family Optometry serves patients in Brampton, Milton, Mississauga, and Etobicoke, and throughout Ontario.