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Adults and Vision Therapy

Is it Too Late?

Vision Therapy is not only for children.  Adults have as much need and can benefit from Vision Therapy as well.  At times, a problem first manifested in childhood, but was never addressed.  At times, the problem reaches a critical point in adulthood and becomes more debilitating.
Vision Therapy is often more effective for adults because they are usually more motivated to improve their visual abilities, whereas children may not understand that they have a problem or how that problem may affect their interests or future.Many people have visual problems sustaining near-centered work, including reading, writing, and computer use.  When people have trouble using both eyes together or can't focus for great lengths of time, they do not simply grow out of these problems.  Children with visual problems often become adults with visual problems.

How a Vision Problem Can Affect Your Life

Adults will figure out many ways to compensate for their visual problems so that they can continue with any strenuous visual work they need to do.  This leads to their coming home from work extremely tired although all they did was sit at a desk and do paperwork.  Children, on the other hand, will just tend to avoid tasks that are difficult or make them feel inadequate.

How to Improve Your Vision

Dr. Roth, a Fellow of the College of Optometrists in Vision Development, has helped adults with many differnet kinds of vision problems, including strabismus, amblyopia, binocular vision issues, and those who have had brain injury.  The proper lenses along with vision therapy make a tremendous difference in an adult's ability to function at work or sports, just as with children of school age.
An interview with
Dr. Susan Barry, Phd., Neurobiologist.
Dr. Barry had 3 eye surgeries as a child.  The surgeries made her eyes appear to others as though they were straight, but unfortunately that did not enable her to use the two eyes together.
As an adult, she had Vision Therapy and gained the ability to use her 2 eyes together to see in stereovision.
Adults who have had Traumatic BRAIN INJURY (for example, a motor vehicle accident or a blow to the head) or Acquired Brain Injury (for example, a stroke) can benefit greatly from Vision Therapy.  This often facilitates and enables the individual to gain more from other therapies such as physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, cognitive therapy, etc.
We are constantly being challenged by near vision demands at work and at home. Environmental stresses on the visual system (including excessive computer use or close work) can induce eyestrain, headaches, and/or visual difficulties which can be effectively treated with corrective lenses and/or Vision Therapy.  Find out more about Vision Therapy and the elimination of blurry vision, headaches, and eyestrain at Success with Symptoms.