Our Vision Therapy & Reading Therapy Programs Produce Dramatic Results|
Many people suffer eye problems
despite having 20/20 clarity. This may be the
result of having weak eye muscles or perceptual
times, both children and adults may suffer eye
problems due to weak or inefficient eye muscles.
The muscles that control focusing and eye movements
behave like other muscles in the body. When
placed under a load from excessive use, they
can fatigue, twitch, cramp, and even be inflexible.
As a result, a person could experience eye pain,
eye strain, headaches, blurred vision, double
vision, loss of place while reading, or reduced
If these symptoms are mild
and rarely occur, relief could be obtained by
resting the eyes. Just like someone might rest
after carrying a heavy package or running a
long distance. When symptoms are more persistent
and occur frequently, additional treatment such as vision therapy is
Treatments for eye muscle problems include corrective
eyewear and eye exercises (vision therapy). In most cases, prescription
glasses or contact lenses cure the problem.
However, in other cases, vision therapy using special eye exercises is necessary. Just like a
muscle performance in a person’s arm,
leg, chest or back can be improved with exercise,
so can muscles of the eye.
Vision Therapy is a Comprehensive Program to Re-Train the Eyes
Adults and children receiving vision therapy and the associated eye exercises,
build strength, flexibility, stamina,
speed and accuracy of their eye muscles. They
are able to see clearer, focus longer, and
track better. In some instances, they may even
be able to get rid of their glasses.
Vision therapy and eye
exercises are prescribed according to a person’s
specific needs and capabilities. During an eye
examination, the doctor can measure the strength
and flexibility of the eye muscles and then
assign which exercises will be most beneficial.
Vision therapy eye exercises are usually accomplished with
lenses, prisms, and filters which come in different
strengths. When participating in vision therapy,
a person begins with a lower strength exercise
and move up to a higher strength exercise until
their eyes work at full capacity.
are done at the doctor’s office and some
are done at home. Each person’s program
has to be monitored and altered as they make
improvement. Like other exercise programs, end
results vary depending on the severity of the
condition and compliance with the program.
We've Successfully Used Vision Therapy to Address Children's Reading Problems
children have problems in school, not because
of blurred vision or weak eye muscle, but because
they have difficulty perceiving or processing
what they see (Vision Perception). Vision
Perception problems include the inability to
sort, store, and recall by size, shape, colors,
texture, directions, sequences, and spatial
A student having trouble with any
of these skills they will confuse things and
make errors. In school, this can be exhibited
as poor copying skills, sloppy writing, letter
or word reversals, confusing left from right,
misalignment of number columns when doing math,
poor memorization, reduced comprehension, and
adding, omitting, or substituting unrelated
Students with perceptual difficulties
can be tested for their areas of weakness. Once
diagnosed, programs can be implemented that
train the student to pay attention to the right
details and to better organize the information
they have seen.
Carlsbad and North County San Diego residents get the best adult or children's eye doctor eye exam, eyecare, eyewear, eye glasses, vision / eye prescriptions, contacts, laser vision correction, vision therapy, reading therapy, eye infection treatment, eye allergy treatment, and vision problem diagnosis in the Carlsbad offices of Bloch Vision Care and Children's Optometric of North County. We are trained and qualified pediatric / children's eye doctor eye specialists and children's vision therapy specialists. We service the vision needs of patients residing in Carlsbad, North County San Diego, San Marcos, Oceanside, Vista, La Costa, Encinitas, California.