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Seeing is Believing: How Vision Therapy Can Boost Children’s Confidence

child learning 640×350To do well in school and play well, kids need good vision. When a child’s visual system isn’t fully developed, it can cause them to lag behind academically, socially, and athletically. That's where vision therapy comes in — helping your child see clearer and gain confidence as a result.

For example, if a child experiences reading difficulties, they may struggle to see words clearly and keep up with their peers in class. This can lead to feelings of frustration, shame, and inadequacy, and in many cases, can even result in them avoiding reading or schoolwork altogether.

Vision therapy has also been shown to have a positive impact on children's sports performance. Not only can it help prevent sports-related injuries by improving depth perception and peripheral vision, but can also lead to better accuracy, ball tracking, and reaction times. These improvements can result in more success and enjoyment in sports and playground activities, building self-confidence and a lifelong appreciation for physical activity.

Give Mohawk Eyecare in New Castle a call today to learn how to identify vision problems and improve your little one's self-esteem and overall quality of life.

How Does Vision Therapy Work?

Vision therapy involves training the eyes and brain to work together more effectively. It is often used to treat children with vision problems, such as amblyopia (lazy eye), crossed eyes, or difficulty focusing on objects up close.

This type of therapy typically involves a series of exercises and activities designed to strengthen the visual system. These may include focusing on objects at different distances, tracking moving objects, and coordinating eye movements. Depending on the severity of a child's vision problems, vision therapy may be required for several months to a year or more. With consistent practice, many kids are able to make significant improvements in their visual abilities.

The Vision Therapy Process

  • Evaluation: The first step is to undergo a functional visual evaluation. This exam will include a detailed examination of your child’s visual abilities and any existing visual challenges they may be experiencing. Give Mohawk Eyecare a call today to have your child assessed.
  • Diagnosis: Based on the evaluation results, the optometrist will diagnose your child’s visual condition. If any visual skill deficits are found, we will then develop a personalized treatment plan.
  • Treatment: Treatment will involve a combination of activities and exercises designed to strengthen and improve various aspects of your child’s visual health.
  • Follow-up: We will monitor your child’s progress and provide ongoing support and guidance.

Boost Your Child’s Confidence with Vision Therapy

By giving your child a shot at healthy vision, you give them a fair chance at fulfilling their full potential.

With the aid of vision therapy, children can enhance their visual abilities, leading them to feel more self-assured and at ease in the classroom and on the field. Don't hesitate to book your child's appointment with Mohawk Eyecare today!