Vision Therapy for Children

Welcome to Vision Therapy Centre where we help our patients achieve their vision’s highest potential! Did you know that headaches, poor school performance, short attention span, subpar sports performance, and reading or learning difficulties can be due to an underlying vision problem? Vision Therapy can help!

What is Vision Therapy?

Vision therapy comprises of an individualized series of vision procedures and exercises that help develop and improve upon our functional vision and visual information processing speed. It is a proven individualized neuro-optometric program performed under the supervision of a Developmental Optometrist that works at the level of the brain.

Functional vision is the ability of the visual system to not only obtain clear vision, but also comfortable vision at various distances for prolonged time periods. It contributes to the overall efficiency of the visual system. Visual information processing is the brain’s ability to take the information provided by the eyes and make sense out what is being seen.

Vision Therapy can help improve your child’s academic performance

1 in 10

children have a vision problem significant enough to affect their learning in school

0 %

of school-aged children have a vision problem that can be treated with vision therapy

Do not let your child’s vision problem go undetected. Vision Therapy can help improve a child’s academic performance by treating underlying vision problems that might be not be obvious. Other avenues such as tutoring, extra reading time at home or reading programs may not be as effective If a child has an underlying vision problem.

A child needs 17 visual skills to perform well in school and seeing 20/20 is one of those 17 skills.

Many children suffer in silence due to their vision problems and fall behind in school despite being bright. Vision Therapy can change a child’s life by helping them perform to their highest potential! Book an appointment with our board-certified developmental optometrist, Dr. Arora, for a Vision Therapy Assessment. A Vision Therapy Assessment should be one of the first avenues to be explored for a child struggling in school.

How to detect a child’s vision problem
Symptoms Possible Vision Problems
  • Complains of blurred vision
  • Rubs eyes frequently
  • Squints
  • Farsightedness
  • Nearsightedness
  • Astigmatism
  • Closes or covers one eye
  • Occasionally sees double
  • Rubs eyes frequently
  • Able to read for only a short time
  • Poor reading comprehension
Eye teaming problems
  • Holds things very close 
  • Complains of blurred vision
  • Poor reading comprehension
  • Says eyes are tired
  • Able to read for only a short time
  • Has headaches when reading
Eye focusing problems
  • Moves head excessively when reading
  • Frequently loses place, skips lines when reading
  • Uses finger to keep place
  • Poor reading comprehension
  • Short attention span
Eye tracking problems
  • Mistakes words with similar beginnings
  • Difficulty recognizing letters, words, or simple shapes and forms
  • Can’t distinguish the main idea from insignificant details
  • Trouble learning basic math concepts of size, magnitude, and position

Visual form perception delay

  • Trouble visualizing what is read or poor reading comprehension
  • Poor spelling
  • Trouble with mathematical concepts
  • Poor recall of visually presented material

Visual memory delay

  • Sloppy handwriting and drawing
  • Can’t stay on lines
  • Poor copying skills
  • Can respond orally but not in writing

Visual motor integration delay

  • Trouble learning right and left
  • Reverses letters and words
  • Trouble writing and remembering letters and numbers

Laterality and Directionality delay

At Vision Therapy Centre for learning and performance, we change the lives of our patients through vision therapy every day. With almost a decade of proven success, you can trust our team to provide your child the care they need. Help your child acquire the foundational visual tools they require to thrive in school, sports and their day-to-day life.

Frequently Asked Questions

Absolutely! A vision therapy assessment is different from a routine comprehensive eye examination. A vision therapy assessment examines the 17 visual skills required for a well-functioning visual system and involves a different battery of tests compared to a comprehensive eye exam.

No, you do not require a referral to book a vision therapy assessment. You can simply call our office at (825) 413-0912 to book an appointment.  

Vision Therapy may be covered under medical insurance and most health spending plans. This is different from vision insurance, which typically covers routine eye examinations, eyeglasses and contact lenses. At the end of the vision therapy assessment, our clinic provides you with medical diagnostic codes that apply to the conditions that were diagnosed during the assessment and a detailed report of the diagnosis and treatment plan. This information can be submitted to the insurance company.

Book an Appointment

Schedule a Vision Therapy Assessment with our board-certified developmental optometrist, Dr. Arora, for a thorough assessment of your visual skills and visual processing speed.