Here at Oasis Eye Care, we are committed to providing the very best in overall eye health- Which includes Vision, Perceptual and Sports therapy
- We offer on site vision therapy assessments and provide customized therapy programs.
- Dr. Sharma is also provides vision therapy secondary to traumatic brain injury, such as concussion (After a MVA or Sports injury).
- In addition, we also specialize in perceptual therapy as well as sports vision therapy.
- Please call our clinic to determine if such a program would fit your needs.
- Vision therapy is a highly customized and targeted form of visual training used to aid in various ocular conditions
- Our goal is to treat vision problems in addition to symptoms that cannot be treated with glasses alone
- These are a series of exercises directed towards specific deficiencies in the movements and/or focusing the eyes.
- Vision therapy and learning disabilities:
- Vision therapy does not correct learning disabilities. However, many children with learning disabilities will have an underlying vision problem as well.
- It is recommended to start first with a complete eye health exam, before initiating any form of therapy.
Visual Perceptual Therapy:
- Visual perceptual/information processing is a set of skills that we all use to gather information from our surroundings and integrate it efficiently with our senses.
- It is important for many activities but most specially for learning.
- Although, some perceptual exercises may incorporate visual therapy exercise the two are very different.
- Visual perceptual therapy is directed towards perceptual dysfunctions which affect language and learning abilities.
- In addition, visual perceptual processing is divided into categories these include: visual discrimination, visual figure ground, visual closure, visual memory, visual sequential memory, visual form constancy, visual spatial relationships, and visual-motor integration.
Sports Vision Therapy:
- This training works with athletes to help improve there visual abilities in a specific sport; it can also extend much further into day to day activities.
- Training is tailored to improving the visual abilities of an athlete. These skills are necessary for them to achieve excellence in their career.
- It can include but is not limited to:
- Hand eye coordination
- Dynamic Visual Acuity
- Visual reaction time
- Depth Perception
- In addition, athletes are at an increased risk of concussion. Over 50% of our brains pathways are related to vision, a concussion will often result in many visual symptoms. These symptoms can affect the time in which athletes are able to return to playing, and their performance once they do return.
- See below for more information regarding Post Trauma Vision Syndrome.
Post Trauma Vision Syndrome:
- Symptoms of Post Trauma Vision Syndrome include:
- Blurred vision/ Poor reading comprehension
- Double vision/ Limited attention or concentration
- Light sensitivity/ Poor spatial judgment
- Reading problems/ Impaired depth perception
- Movement of print on the page/ Poor visual memory
- Loss of peripheral vision/ Headaches with visual tasks
- Typically occurring after some injury to the brain
- Treatment can include the following:
- Eyeglasses or contact lenses to improve eyesight
- Bifocal eyeglasses for better focus flexibility and reading
- Lenses to expand peripheral awareness
- Specialized filters to eliminate double vision
- Prism lenses to improve spatial orientation
- In-office Vision therapy
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