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Vision Therapy in Port Moody

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Retrain Your Sight with Vision Therapy

Our eyes are responsible for receiving the visual world, but sometimes they get it wrong. Vision problems can occur for many reasons, from refractive errors to information misinterpreted by the optic nerve. Our eyes and minds inform our vision, and when something goes wrong, it can limit our perception.

Vision therapy uses methods, including ocular exercises, tools, and technology, to retrain our visual system. Much like an athlete training for a competition, vision therapy can improve how our vision works.

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What Is Vision Therapy?

Vision therapy is for anyone with significant visual system problems, but it is most effective in children. The term describes a program aiming to develop or improve visual skills and abilities. For example, some patients may need tools to change visual processing. Others may want to enhance visual efficiency or comfort.

Many types of vision or eye problems can benefit from vision therapy. For example, myopia control is a common type of vision therapy focused on slowing the progression of myopia (or nearsightedness).

Other areas of vision therapy can help with:

Vision Problems and Learning

Many children don’t realize they’re experiencing vision problems. They might think what they’re seeing is the same as everyone else. When children can’t communicate or don’t understand their vision difficulties, it can affect learning and concentration.

Some common symptoms to watch for include:

  • Headaches
  • Eye rubbing
  • Behaviour issues
  • Excessive blinking
  • Problems with laterality
  • Poor hand-eye coordination
  • Squinting or holding objects too close
  • Short attention span (compared to peers)
  • Using a finger or head movement to track while reading
  • Dislike of near-vision activities (playing with Lego, reading, colouring, etc.)

Although many symptoms are intuitive, there are also less obvious symptoms linked to learning, such as:

  • Poor reading comprehension
  • Day-dreaming during work time
  • Delayed learning of the alphabet
  • Difficulty with geometric shapes
  • Poor performance in school
  • Persistent word or number reversals
  • Skipping letters or lines while reading or taking notes
  • Difficulty or reluctance to complete assignments on time

Your child is unique, and so is their vision. They may experience other symptoms or express their visual experience differently. Regular eye exams can help keep track of eye health. It’s also an opportunity to check in with your child about their vision.

Vision Therapy for Adults

Vision therapy is also applicable for adults who need support enhancing their vision skills. Although vision therapy is highly effective in children, adults can also achieve sharper vision through therapeutic exercises.

If you’re not satisfied with your vision, talk to our eye care team. We can work with you to improve your vision and comfort.

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Set New Vision Goals with Port Moody Eye Care Centre

20/20 vision is a standard for describing normal or average vision, but it doesn’t say anything about your eye health or visual abilities. Your visual experience is personal, and it is more than a number. 

Vision therapy can enhance visual experience by training vision, boosting confidence or making sight more comfortable. If your child is exhibiting symptoms, talk to our team about how we can help.

Book an appointment for vision therapy at Port Moody Eye Care Centre.

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Our Location

Our office is located in Heritage Mountain Plaza, right across from Port Moody City Hall. Parking is available in the parking lot directly in front of our practice. 

If you’re having trouble finding us, please don’t hesitate to give us a call!

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  • 260-221 Ioco Rd
  • Port Moody, BC V3H 4H2

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