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Vision Therapy Specialist in Westminster, Colorado - North Park Vision Center, PC
At North Park Vision Center, PC we welcome patients of all ages to our comfortable optometry office. Our warm and trusted Westminster eye doctor provide personalized optical and medical eye care services to satisfy your family’s needs at any age, from pediatrics to geriatrics. Depending upon your age, lifestyle and overall health condition, vision care requirements change. In our friendly clinic, we become familiar with each individual patient in order to customize eye exams and treatment options.
Our family eye care services include eye exams for kids and adults, vision therapy, myopia control, orthok specialty lenses, vision correction and management of age-related eye disease. Located conveniently to serve Westminster residents, we offer hours to suit every family’s schedule.
Vision Therapy: Effective Vision For Adults & Kids
Vision Therapy helps patients improve their foundation for reading, learning and playing sports. It’s a series of custom and individualized activities and exercises which function as a form of neuro-optometric rehabilitation. The goal is to enhance eye tracking, focusing and eye teaming abilities as well as eye-hand coordination and visual processing speed.
The program is not only for children. Vision Therapy is effective for adults!
A learning-related visual problem directly affects how we learn, read, or sustain close work. Because difficulties with reading and learning affect the child's ability to focus, vision related learning problems are often misdiagnosed as ADHD or other behavioural issues.
It is common for children who have Learning Disabilities to have vision problems that contribute to these learning problems. Vision Therapy does not correct learning disabilities, but correcting the underlying vision problems through Vision Therapy often solves many of the obstacles that make learning more difficult than it need be.
A brain injury such as a concussion will often disrupt the visual process that interferes with how information is taken in and processed. Vision can also be compromised as a result of a neurological disorder such as a stroke, whiplash, brain tumor, Cerebral Palsy, Multiple Sclerosis, and visual field loss. These are termed Acquired Brain Injuries or Brain Trauma. Common symptoms include vision-related deficits such as double vision, light sensitivity, balance issues and becoming overly visually stimulated, much of which can be rehabilitated. Vision Therapy and specialty prism lenses can help.
Q: My eyes are always burning and tired, what is causing this and what can I do about it?
A: These are often signs of dry eye syndrome, a very common condition that affects many people over time. Women are generally more prone to developing these symptoms and aging is often a cause as well. Dryness of our eyes is often due to a decrease in the oil production in our eyelid glands which causes the surface of the eye to become irritated. Certain medications and health issues can also contribute to dryness. There is no true cure for dryness but many treatments are available such as the use of artificial tears, nutritional supplements incorporating Omega 3, prescription medications such as Restasis, and eyelid hygiene. No single treatment works for every individual so we customize treatments for each person and their specific condition.
If you experience loss of vision, double vision, swelling, infection or any eye emergency, contact us immediately for guidance. We’ll help you with the best treatment to prevent complications and promote long-lasting clear eyesight.