At Vision Therapy Center of North Mississippi, Dr. Maynard uses a wide range of vision therapy methods in addition to general eye care services to help treat several eye-related conditions without the use of surgery. Dr. Maynard prescribes personalized therapeutic plans, which are individualized to meet the unique needs of each patient in order to ensure the best possible treatments results.
Vision therapy uses various non-invasive procedures and exercises to improve eye conditions and eye function. Not to be confused with exercises aimed at strengthening the eye muscles, vision therapy exercises improve visual abilities, function, skill, ease of use, comfort, and the ability to process visual information. Vision therapy sessions usually last anywhere from 30 minutes to one hour scheduled once or twice per week.
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How Can Vision Therapy Center of North Mississippi Help You?
If you believe you have an underlying functional vision problem, the Vision Therapy Center of North Mississippi can help. Functional vision issues are not always easily diagnosed but can have significant side effects for those who experience them. Poor visual abilities can make studying and office work strenuous and uncomfortable, impacting one’s quality of life.
If you believe yourself or a loved one suffers from any of the following issues, please call or stop by today.
Eye Teaming (Binocular Vision)
Eye teaming refers to both of your eyes working together to create one, clear and crisp image for your brain to interpret. If an individual has functional vision issues related to this, they may experience double vision, headaches, eyestrain, and fatigue. These symptoms normally increase as the day goes on.
Eye Focusing (Accommodation)
When an individual has efficient eye focusing, they are able to easily and accurately maintain clear focus throughout all tasks. If someone experiences poor eye focusing, they have difficulty calculating how much “power” is needed for the eyes and brain to work together. This creates an issue when eyes try to switch from near to far vision.
Eye Movement (Oculomotor Skills)
Oculomotor skills refer to the ability to move your eyes effortlessly across a page. As well, this refers to one’s ability to maintain focus on both moving and stationary objects. If you or your child find reading difficult or uncomfortable, there may be an underlying functional vision concern present.
Visual Perceptual Skills
The ability to organize and interpret what is seen by the eyes and give it meaning is referred to as visual perceptual skills. Recognizing differences in letters, perceiving differences in shape, size, and color, focusing on specific objects, spatial relations, among many other things all contribute to one’s visual perceptual skills.
Visual Processing Skills
Being able to quickly make sense of one’s environment using visual keys is a crucial component of life. A quick interpretation of visual cues improves one’s driving abilities, class participation, and other tasks requiring split-second decision making. Someone who has poor visual processing skills may be slower than others in understanding visual concepts.
Amblyopia (lazy eye)
Amblyopia is a visual condition which refers to a difference in the quality of eyesight between each eye. An individual may experience amblyopia for a variety of reasons, but ultimately one eye tends to see clearer than the other. The eye that sees clearer than the other is thought to do more “work”, thus the other eye is referred to as the “lazy eye”.
Strabismus (eye turn)
Strabismus is commonly referred to as “cross-eyed”. Individuals who experience this functional vision concern cannot have each eye focus on the same point at the same time. Having crossed-eyes interferes with other aspects of vision. For example, if each eye is not focusing on the same object at the same time, eye teaming is next to impossible. Functional vision therapy has been shown to help correct individuals suffering from strabismus.
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