This child could have a hidden eye problem...but how would you know? A person may have perfect sight, but poor vision! Understanding the difference can be complex and confusing, but to give yourself an idea see our symptoms checklist now.
Vision Training or Therapy is like "physiotherapy" for eyes & the visual cortex in the brain. It is used to treat visual conditions in both children and adults, allowing them to concentrate, learn, work and play free of frustrating vision problems. Harmony Vision offers office-based training, which research shows is the most effective.
Our optometrists practice modern optometry with a Behavioural Vision Care philosophy. Behavioural Vision Care acknowledges the effects of stress on vision, and the impact that poor vision has on learning, reduced concentration and performance. It recognises that visual performance can be improved with office based vision therapy and specialty lenses.
Our friendly team members are experienced and highly trained to answer all of your questions and book you in for a consultation with one of qualified staff. Consultations are available for a range of eye problems. Services include Behavioural Optometry, Vision Therapy and Ortho-K.
Eye Problems, Attention and Reading in Children
Dr Patrick Quaid, a Canadian optometrist and researcher discusses the relationship between eye problems, ADHD/ADD symptoms and reading in children. His research and this presentation clearly highlights the importance of eye exams for children suffering with reading difficulties or suspected of having attention disorders like ADHD or ADD. Of particular importance is that many of these children have normal "sight" and so need more extensive testing in order to find their vision problem.
Added: 2 May 2013
As seen in Coast Kids May Issue 2013....As parents we want to know how to set up our children for success and allow them to reach their potential. A cild in the early school years will almost never complain of blurred vision. So how can you avoid falling into the trap of assuming thier vision is fine? Here are the things you need to know. ... learn more
Added: 21 February 2013
Channel nine ran a story about eye problems in children last night. It featured a young girl who had struggled with reading and was nearly labelled ADHD. It turns out, that she suffered a hidden vision problem, that treated with glasses & vision therapy. Click here to read more...... learn more