A good percentage of the pediatric population has vision problems that can’t be rectified with a simple eyewear prescription. These conditions include amblyopia, eye teaming or focusing issues, and visual perception disorders. If these issues are not treated properly, they can cause a great deal of discomfort for your child as well as learning problems in the future.
That’s where vision therapy comes in. Vision therapy consists of optometrist-led eye exercise sessions. To maximize its potential, each therapy plan is highly customized for each individual child. While most vision therapy exercises are conducted in your optometrist’s office, your child may also be given some basic
exercises to perform at home.
Vision therapy does not mean that your child will not require glasses, nor does it mean that children with learning disabilities will no longer have them. Rather, it aims to treat ocular conditions that may contribute to learning disabilities. If you’re concerned about your child’s vision, make an appointment with our Centreville, VA optometrist today – also serving Clifton and Fairfax.