Vision Therapy in Los Angeles

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More than Sight

Visual skills are learned, just like walking and talking.

Vision therapy is tailored to an individual’s specific needs. Vision therapy is more than just at-home eye exercises. It works to retrain fundamental skills necessary for sight. Visual memory, depth perception, and the ability to focus are just some of these foundational skills.

At Los Angeles EyeCare Optometry Group, your child will be supported by an experienced optometrist as they work on training their visual skills. 

When To Choose Vision Therapy

Struggling in school is a sign your child might need vision therapy. After all, 80% of what kids learn comes through their visual pathways. 

If you notice any of the following issues, it may be time to look into vision therapy as an option:

  • Poor reading comprehension
  • Headaches when doing close-up tasks
  • Clumsiness
  • Knocking things over
  • Misplacing items
  • Writing that runs uphill or downhill
  • Omitting small words when reading

What Does Vision Therapy Train?

Vision therapy is a program that focuses on several different visual skills that your child will depend on throughout their life. Even though certain issues may affect these skills, we can help maintain their vision and quality of life by training these skills with personalized exercises and tasks.

Vision therapy happens over a number of sessions, and success in the program is found by sticking to the recommended exercises and visiting us regularly for eye exams. By maintaining these skills, we can help your child confidently rely on their vision.

Eye-Hand Coordination

One of your child’s most useful visual skills is hand-eye coordination. Hand-eye coordination is essential for things like dribbling a ball, writing, or playing various instruments like drums, guitar, and more.

Eye tracking is essentially how your child “keeps their eye on the ball.” The skills your eyes use to do this include:

  • Saccadic eye movements, which help change between points of interest quickly.
  • Slow pursuit movements, which help track slow-moving objects.
  • Vergence movements, which help track multiple objects simultaneously.

Depth perception is the ability to see how near or far different objects are. However, certain eye conditions, like amblyopia or strabismus, can impact this skill, affecting your child’s ability to play sports or enjoy various activities.

Your child’s eyes need to focus to help keep objects clear. If your child has focusing problems (otherwise known as accommodative inefficiencies), they may struggle seeing objects at various distances.

Train Their Eyes on the Future

No one wants their child to experience difficulty in school, sports, or in life. We are invested in the success of our patients. Book an appointment today to help your child see the future clearly and confidently.

Where to Find Us

Our practice is located in downtown Los Angeles in Little Tokyo, right across the street from Japanese Village Plaza.

We validate and pay for parking during your visit.

Our Address

  • 334-B E. 2nd St
  • Los Angeles, CA 90012

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