Vision Therapy

Vision therapy for children – getting the eyes, brain and body working together

Vision problems can occur in children even when they have healthy eyes and can see clearly.

These vision problems, such as poor tracking, focusing, teaming, fixation, eye-hand coordination and visual information processing skills can be corrected with vision therapy.


What is vision therapy?

Vision therapy is an integrated program designed to improve the way the brain, eyes and body work together.  

Your child will be assessed, and tested by our Behavioural Optometrist, Dr Nicholas Altuneg (Dr Nick).  We will discuss your child’s vision problems, the areas that need improving and design a course of activities and exercises to work on.

Vision therapy ultimately leads to improved learning ability, concentration and academic achievement.  The earlier therapy begins, the greater the results achieved.

Benefits of vision therapy for your child

Vision Therapy can improve:

  • visual information processing skills
  • focusing and eye movement control
  • tracking accuracy
  • awareness of visual space
  • attention and concentration
  • clarity of vision
  • depth perception
  • reading comprehension and speed
  • reading interest

What’s involved in my child’s vision therapy?

Dr Nick, Behavioural Optometrist, will conduct a thorough assessment of your child’s needs to check all aspects of the visual system including the structure of their eyes, the way their eyes work, and how well your child processes visual information. If your child is found to have difficulties with visual processing, vision therapy may be recommended.

Dr Nick will put together an individualised vision therapy program to improve the functioning of their eyes.

Your child’s vision therapy includes 12 weekly visits to the practice for one-on-one sessions with Dr Nick. He will assess your child’s progress weekly, and together with your child take part in a program of exercises and activities, individually designed to meet their specific needs.

Dr Nick will prescribe, from a selection of at-home and/or entertaining computer vision training programs, the program that best meets the needs of your child. These activities are recommended to be completed daily for optimum improvements.

After three months of vision training a comprehensive vision assessment is performed to measure improvements and identify if there are any areas of further need.

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