Vision Therapy For Adults and Children in Goodlettsville
Who Can Benefit From Vision Therapy?
Vision therapy is an ideal treatment to address visual dysfunction in patients of all ages. If any of the following symptoms relate to you or your child to any degree, contact us to schedule a functional visual assessment:
- Double vision
- Eye fatigue
- Difficulty focusing
- Frequent headaches or dizziness
- Eye strain, especially following computer work
- Difficulty reading
- Poor hand-eye coordination
- Frequent head tilting or squinting
Adults who’ve been diagnosed with certain conditions can also greatly benefit from a personalized vision therapy program. Some of these conditions include:
- Traumatic brain injury
- Amblyopia (lazy eye)
- Strabismus (cross eye)
- Convergence insufficiency
What Is Vision Therapy?
20/20 vision is but ONE of over 17 important visual skills required to function efficiently to perform well in school, sports, or work environment.
People with reduced vision skills may work harder than their peers, yet be unable to achieve the results they seek. Their poor vision skills may also cause them to struggle to concentrate throughout the day.
Vision therapy is an evidence-based program to effectively strengthen the specific vision skills impacting performance or learning and has been clinically proven to increase reading levels, enhance comprehension, maintain longer attention spans and even improve sports performance.
How To Know If Your Child Needs Vision Therapy
If your child has any of the following, vision therapy can significantly change his or her life for the better.
- Skipping words or lines while reading
- Still not reading at grade level
- Confusing the letters b, d, p and q
- Rubbing eyes or closing one eye when reading or doing near work
- Holding books too closely or tilting head when reading
- Eyestrain or headaches with schoolwork or computer use
- Difficulty with reading comprehension
- Blurred or double vision when reading
- Avoiding homework
- Poor attention span
- Fidgeting and squirming in the chair
If your child has been diagnosed with a reading or learning difficulty or just not reaching their potential at school, or on the sports field, schedule an appointment with Dr. Marie Kelly and Dr. Daniel Kelly in Goodlettsville for a functional eye exam. Over 17 visual skills will be assessed, including eye tracking, reading fluency, focusing and depth perception.
Don't let your child suffer in silence.
Vision therapy might just be the solution you have been seeking. Talk to us! We'll help your child maximize their visual skills and resolve any underlying visual problems impacting your child.
Reach Your Full Potential With Vision Therapy
At Kelly Vision Center, we use a holistic approach to vision care. In addition to the usual eye exam, we also test the entire visual system (functional vision exam) to check that it has the developmental maturity, strength, and stamina to function optimally throughout the visual tasks performed on a daily basis.
Once we identify any vulnerable areas within the visual system that could interfere with reading, learning, or concentration, we develop an effective vision therapy regimen of individually-tailored eye exercises to improve visual functions that retrain the brain to interpret visual input more accurately.
Contact Kelly Vision Center in Goodlettsville today for a functional eye exam, or visit us with your concerns, and we’ll be sure to find the best way to treat all visual problems.
What Parents Are Saying About Us
"We came to Kelly Vision Center in the fall of 2022 searching for direction in regard to our son. What we quickly discovered where not only answers, but support, encouragement, and hope. Not only did our son grow through Vision Therapy itself, but he also grew in self-confidence.
Being able to believe in himself was half the battle and with the support from the amazing therapist Mateen and the office staff, our son has now graduated from VT - something he is quite bummed about because of his love for his therapy times. We will forever be grateful for our time spent at Kelly Vision Center. - Signed, the Joneses"
Vision Therapy May Be What Your Child Always Needed | FAQ
Improve your child’s confidence levels with vision therapy!
Vision therapy is a non-surgical treatment program that is typically compared to physical therapy, but for the eyes and brain. Vision therapy uses exercises, lenses, specific instruments, and occlusions to enhance visual function.
All vision therapy programs are customized and can result in significant lasting improvements within a relatively short period of time. To learn more, contact us today and discover how we can help your child improve their performances both in school and on the sports field.
Isn't 20/20 Vision Enough?
If a child has been told that they have ‘20/20 sight’, it means that they can clearly see the letters on the chart 20 feet away. The child may excel in reading the letters on the vision charts on the wall, yet lack the necessary visual skills needed for reading, writing, and learning — all of which can adversely impact their performance in school and in sports.
Keep in mind that school screenings, and even some regular eye exams, generally evaluate sight (visual acuity) only and most do not assess the essential vision skills required for sports, extensive computer use, reading and learning. Furthermore, it is common to not need glasses and still have poor visual skills. Therefore, a functional vision exam will determine whether a child has poor visual skills, and if so, a tailor-made vision therapy program will be put in place to help the patient succeed and reach their potential.
What Are Some Major Benefits of Vision Therapy?
Developing visual skills can lead children to become better learners and students. In fact, vision therapy can be a key component in preparing a child for higher education, as increased success can lead to a rise in self esteem and greater confidence in one's abilities. This newfound confidence will inevitably trickle into other areas, positively impacting the youngster's quality of life and achievements.
How Long Does It Take to See Results?
Results depend on the child's active participation and compliance with the program. Over time, the more one trains their brain, the easier and more automated the exercises will become. Gains can be experienced from as little as a few weeks to six months.