Did you know? 1-in-4 students have a vision problem!
Did you know? 1-in-4 students has a vision problem that interferes with learning! These problems are more than poor eyesight that can be corrected with glasses. Hidden problems with eye movements and visual information processing can hold kids back too. Some of the biggest visual problems include: amblyopia, strabismus, convergence insufficiency. Today, we are going to tell you more about convergence insufficiency a development problem that can significantly impact reading ability.
Vision Therapy can Treat Convergence Insufficiency
One of the most common visual problems in children is convergence insufficiency. Convergence insufficiency is an inability to turn the eyes in together. Converging your eyes is an important visual skills needed for reading. If a student’s eye don’t turn in together or converge easily when reading they may experience fatigue, headaches, and even cause blurred or double vision.
Does this sound like your child? Don’t worry because convergence insufficiency can be treated with vision therapy. In office, vision therapy is medically proven to be the best. This article from the Mayo Clinic explain the research and recommends Vision therapy for Convergence Insufficiency. https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/convergence-insufficiency/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20352739
Dr. Philip Raber OD is Stark and Wayne County’s expert in vision therapy and visual-learning problems. Dr. Raber is a developmental optometrist and fellow with the College of Optometrists in Visual Development. Dr. Raber is passionate about correct visual-related learning problems by helping children build visual skills so they can see better and read better.
If you or a family member are seeking treatment for visual headaches, reading problems, amblyopia (lazy eye), strabismus (eye turn), vision fatigue, or other learning-related vision problems, Dr. Raber and his experienced, certified staff of vision therapists provide comprehensive vision testing including sensory-motor and perceptual testing, as well as primitive reflex integration and reading skills testing.
At Cornerstone Vision Development Center, Dr. Raber offers full testing and vision therapy services for patients recovering from traumatic brain injury like stroke and concussion and patients struggling with reading because of visual-learning deficit. Visit CornestoneVDC.com to learn more about. Dr. Raber and vision therapy or call Cornestone’s Canton Office at 330-451-2040 or Cornerstone’s Kidron office at 330-816-003.