Vision Therapy in Oakville

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Strengthen the Connection Between the Eyes & Brain

Babies aren’t born knowing how to see: if you’ve ever watched an infant’s eyes, you will notice they seem to lack the coordination to work together and can often look like they are crossed or they have a lazy eye.  Over time, with a great deal of practice, mostly from trial and error, the connection between the eyes and brain becomes coordinated and the eyes begin to work as a team.

Throughout our entire life control over our eyes and visual system continues to develop with a great deal of the basics starting while we are children.  In the first few years of life, vision becomes clearer, eyes become coordinated and we gain the visual skills needed to interpret our world.  We then use these skills to learn, to read, to write, to play sports and to interact with our environment.  Strong, healthy vision is crucial to development and coordinating your entire body. 

Sometimes a child will skip a step in developing their visual system.  These errors, if not corrected, will often stay present all the way through adult life and can lead to a great deal of problems that many people do not even attribute to their eyes.

Luckily, any visual skills that are lacking can often be practiced, strengthened and relearned through vision therapy

What Conditions Can Benefit from Vision Therapy?

It’s estimated that 1 in 10 school-aged children have an undiagnosed vision problem severe enough to affect their success in school. But many childhood vision problems respond well to treatment. Children often don’t grow out of their visual problems becoming adults with visual problems.

If you, or someone you love has any of the following conditions, it is worth to check to see if there is an issue with the way the eyes are coordinated:

  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) / Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD)
  • Dyslexia
  • Skipping lines while they read or having to use a finger to track along the line
  • Headaches / Migraines
  • Motion Sickness
  • Post-Concussion Syndrome that lingers beyond 10 days

What Is Vision Therapy?

Vision therapy is like physical therapy for your eyes. It’s a non-surgical, personalized treatment plan designed to improve visual comfort, improve fundamental visual skills, and change how a patient processes visual information using science-based practices.

Vision therapy is as unique as your fingerprints: every vision therapy plan is customized to the specific individual. Common tools can include

  • Therapeutic lenses
  • Prisms
  • Filters
  • Occluders or patches
  • Software driven visual skills training
  • Balance boards

There is no age limit to when you can learn new visual skills, vision therapy can be effective at helping children, adults or even seniors.    Vision therapy can treat many vision problems, from childhood eye conditions, issues resulting from traumatic brain injury or even sports enhancement vision training.

Learn How We Can Help

At Abbey Eye Care, our experienced and knowledgeable team is committed to helping you improve your vision. There’s a lot to know about vision therapy, though, so we encourage you to reach out to us and ask us as many questions as you need. We’re excited to show you how we can help you or your child achieve life-long strong vision!

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Find us on the corner of Third Line & Dundas. (Plaza with: Shoppers Drug Mart, Starbucks & Freshco)

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There is a large parking lot in front of our office with free parking.

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D15, 2501 Third Line
Oakville, ON L6M 5A9

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Hours Of Operations

Monday
9 AM6 PM
Tuesday
9 AM6 PM
Wednesday
9 AM8 PM
Thursday
9 AM8 PM
Friday
9 AM6 PM
Saturday
9 AM5 PM
Sunday
Closed

*Closed Wed/Thu 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM for staff meetings

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