Vision Therapy in Newport, TN
Like physical therapy for your eyes and brain. Schedule an appointment to see if it’s right for you.
Vision therapy is a doctor-supervised, non-surgical and customized program of visual activities designed to correct certain vision problems and improve visual skills. It’s like physical therapy for the visual system, including the eyes and the parts of the brain that control vision.
Vision therapy is a highly effective, non-surgical treatment for many common visual problems, such as:
- Lazy eye (Amblyopia)
- Eye tracking issues
- Crossed eyes
- Double vision
- Sports vision issues
- Depth-perception issues
- Visual-sensory integration
- Traumatic brain injury (Concussion)
- Acquired brain injury (Stroke)
- Reading and learning disabilities
Unlike eyeglasses, contact lenses, or eye surgery that alters the anatomy of the eye or surrounding muscles, vision therapy aims to “teach” the visual system to correct itself.
Our vision therapy programs are administered in a one-on-one environment with a trained therapist. This format allows each program to be individualized, allowing for faster, and long-lasting results.
Make your appointment by filling out this form or by calling (423) 623-3875 today.
How we structure vision therapy
Vision therapy is offered in office one day a week for 45 minutes. Home therapy assignments are given each week for the patient to complete on their own
Can vision therapy help children with learning problems?
Yes! Vision and learning are intimately related.
Roughly 80% of what a child learns in school is information that is presented visually. Therefore, good vision is essential for students to reach their full academic potential.
Up to 25% of all school-aged children have vision problems significant enough to impair their academic performance. The rate may be as high as 60% for those children labeled as having vision problems.
Unfortunately, children with learning-related vision problems are unable to tell their parent or teacher that they have an issue. Children do not realize how they are supposed to read or how letters or pictures are supposed to appear.
Symptoms of learning related vision problems:
- Headaches or eye strain
- Blurred or double vision
- Avoidance of reading or close work
- Short attention span during visual tasks
- Tilting head to use one eye only or closing one eye when reading
- Excessive blinking or rubbing the eyes
- Difficulty remembering what was read
- Omitting or repeating words or confusing similar words
Just because you have 20/20 vision does not mean that you have good functional vision! Call our office for an appointment or fill out this form if you or your child experience any of these symptoms.