Vision rehabilitation is a service that can restore function after vision loss. It is just like physical therapy but for your eyes. Vision rehabilitation will allow people who have recently lost their vision or have low vision to continue to live normally and maintain their regular daily routine.
There may be many different parts of a vision rehabilitation session. Some of these include assessing and evaluating your needs and what your routine was like prior to your vision loss. Some others include teaching adaptive independent living skills, utilizing community support services, facilitating psychosocial adjustment to vision loss, and record keeping.
ADD and ADHD
These disorders can potentially impact anything that requires planning and coordinating, from sleeping and eating to doing long-term projects. They can even affect the way someone speaks and listens to conversations.
Many people are hyperactive, but some are more hyperactive than others. Many of these people suffer from ADD or ADHD. Currently 11% of Americans between ages 11-17 have ADD or ADHD.
Some symptoms of ADD or ADHD include trouble focusing and being easily distracted. People may struggle to follow directions and become impatient quickly. They may show emotions without restraint and be full of energy. Many are quite forgetful and struggle to focus on just one thing at a time.
If left untreated, one can experience low self-esteem, suffer from depression, or even engage in self-harming behavior. If you or a loved one suffers from ADD or ADHD, there are some easy steps you can take to reduce the effects of the disease. By getting help quickly, you will start to feel like yourself again.
Doctors see various types of concussions, some more serious than others. Though many people don’t think that they need to see us, visual problems can be a sign of a concussion.
A visionary concussion is when the visual area of the brain is affected. Most concussions that linger past a few weeks actually have a visual component associated with them. This is why it is so important to be checked out by a sports vision clinic when you first get a concussion.
Vision exercise and vision therapy can help you recover from your concussion. Here at Family Eyecare Center PC, we have the best doctors to ensure that your vision returns to how it was before. It is our goal to get you back to playing sports and being active as soon as possible.
Low vision is described as a vision problem that makes it difficult to perform everyday activities yet it can’t be fixed with glasses, contacts or standard treatments.
Visual rehabilitation also aids in increasing the vision for those that currently have low vision. Low vision can affect how an individual performs everyday tasks (including, but not limited to) driving, sightseeing, and viewing TV/computer screens.
Reading and Learning Disabilities
Approximately 80 percent of what children learn in school is presented to them visually. Experts say that vision and learning are closely related and good vision is vital for students to be able to reach their fullest academic potential.
When a child has difficulty in school, this could be an indicator of vision problems and should be evaluated right away.
Beyond the common problems of nearsightedness and farsightedness, there is a wealth of other visual disorders that can make the learning process more difficult. These disorders are less obvious and relate to the ways the eyes function and the ways the brain processes this visual information. Vision-related learning problems should not be confused with learning disabilities.
Some common symptoms of vision-related learning problems include headaches, eye strain, blurred or double vision, crossed eyes or eyes that move independently from each other, reading or writing close up to the face, excessive blinking or rubbing the eyes frequently, and persistent reversal of words or letters.
We understand that children with special medical needs have a higher incidence of visual problems. In addition to nearsightedness and farsightedness, they may have other disorders such as eye turns, eye movement dysfunction, distorted depth perception, and visual information-processing defects.
An eye exam is a critical component in the care of adults and children with special needs and we recommend working with a provider who has both a special interest and extensive training in the area.
We provide a specialized examination for patients who require modifications. The examination is tailored to the patient’s level of verbal responsiveness and ability to communicate with the doctor. We will adapt each examination to the patient’s needs.
Sports Vision Training
A sports vision training program can be individualized to fit your specific needs and goals. For example, in archery it is important to know which eye is dominant so you can choose the right bow to align with the target. We will help you determine this. In many cases, it is not actually the eye that people may think.
Depending on your sport and the results of comprehensive eye testing, you may need training that will help you with skills such as anticipating the trajectory of a bouncing ball. Computer simulations can be used as training tools, including those that help batters accurately anticipate where a fastball or a curve ball will be located when it’s time to take a swing.
Some sports vision specialists even use techniques such as visual imagery (visualization) to help athletes imagine themselves performing at a peak level. You may be asked to see yourself dashing across the finish line in record time or aiming your rifle in precisely the right way to hit the target. These are just a few examples of how sports vision training can be extremely beneficial to you.