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Vision Therapy at Erin Mills Optometry in Mississauga

As children, 80% of what we learn is by means of sight. A high percentage of children with learning and reading difficulties have them as a result of visual-related problems. At Erin Mills Optometry, we offer special testing and vision training for children with learning difficulties.

Vision therapy is a non-surgical, doctor-supervised, customized program of visual activities designed to correct or improve certain vision problems or visual skills.

Vision Therapy: Beyond Glasses and Lenses

Sometimes eyeglasses and contact lenses are not enough to correct all vision difficulties. Vision therapy is like physical therapy for the entire visual system—including the eyes and the parts of the brain that control vision—in which the visual system is taught to correct itself. The process can include the use of prism lenses, colour filtered glasses, computerized visual activities and non-computerized viewing instruments. Successful vision therapy outcomes are achieved through active collaborative work of the prescribing doctor, the patient and, in the case of children, their parents. The goal in most cases is to achieve clear, comfortable binocular vision.

Many studies have shown that vision therapy can correct vision problems that interfere with efficient reading among schoolchildren. It also can help reduce eyestrain and other symptoms of Computer Vision Syndrome experienced by many children and adults.

New patients are welcome and we always strive to accommodate walk-in patients and emergency appointments. Call us today at 905-828-2383 to schedule an appointment. You can also email us at info@erinmillsoptometry.com. Visit us at: 3115 Glen Erin Drive, Unit 4, Mississauga, ON, L5L 1J3.