The Impact of Vision Therapy and Opt Services on Eye Tracking Issues
If you feel you have visual tracking problems, consider vision therapy. Improving your vision tracking will enable you to perform tasks more quickly and with less frustration.
What is Vision Tracking?
If you lose your place often while reading or accidentally skip lines of text, you may have a tracking problem. Poor hand-eye coordination is also a symptom. Other symptoms include squinting, clumsiness, moving or tilting one's head, frequent rereading, and difficulty writing. Although vision therapy is most useful for small children, adults also benefit.
Effective tracking skills enable one to engage in school work, reading, and sports successfully. Reading difficulties caused by poor vision tracking skills may result in reading comprehension problems. If you or a family member experiences any of these symptoms, plan a visit to our office.
What is Vision Therapy?
Vision therapy is physical therapy for the eyes. It is a non-surgical solution that addresses and may correct several vision issues including vision tracking. Sight therapy may improve these three vision skills:
- Fixation - gazing at one particular object for a period of time. This skill is necessary for visual attention.
- Pursuit - using coordinated eye movements to watch an object move through space.
- Saccade - rapidly moving eyes with precision from one object to the next.
Vision therapy is more than merely strengthening muscles. These exercises help the patient interpret the images they see. In some cases, we can teach you ways to compensate for your lack of stereoscopic vision.
Vision therapy strengthens the neurological pathways between your eyes and your brain. By participating in sight therapy, you will gain muscle strength and cognitive processing for successful vision tracking. The sessions usually last thirty minutes once or twice per week, however the total number of therapy sessions varies with each patient.
Contact Us for Help
If you are suffering from tracking problems, schedule an appointment with our team. We want to help you improve your vision. Call us at Family Vision Center LLC to schedule a sight therapy appointment with our experienced team of eye care professionals today who can help you improve your vision tracking and give you the best quality of eyesight.