Vision Therapy & Neuro-Visual Rehabilitation in North York

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What Is Vision Therapy?

Your eyes and brain share a close relationship—a relationship that is key to guiding every task you perform in a day. However, certain conditions can change how your brain and eyes interact, possibly affecting the skills you use to play sports, drive, read, write, and so much more.

These issues can occur at any age and stem from injuries, health events, or pediatric conditions, but we can help with our Vision Therapy & Neuro-Rehabilitation program.

Vision therapy (VT) is an all-ages treatment that focuses on training and improving the relationship between the eyes and brain using a series of personalized neuro-visual exercises. We customize each program to you or your child’s needs using various techniques and technologies.

Whether you want help keeping your eye on the ball or help your child get more from their education, we can help. Book a binocular vision assessment/pre-concussion screening today and discover the potential of your visual skills.

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FAQ / Symptom Checker

Learning-related vision problems are common among children and adults, leading to problems with reading, concentration, blurriness, fatigue, and squinting.

Several issues can lead to learning-related vision problems, including issues with eye tracking, binocular eye movements, focusing, perception, eye-hand coordination, and visual memory.

Have you ever heard of the phrase, “keep your eye on the ball?” This skill, known as eye-tracking, is your ability to keep track of objects at different distances, sizes, and speeds.

You use this skill every day for playing sports or even driving. However, you may also use this skill to keep your place while reading or following the action during a movie.

Hand-eye coordination is essential for playing sports or even learning to play an instrument. Injuries like concussions or health events like strokes can affect your hand-eye coordination, but ageing may also gradually affect this skill over time.

Visual perception is a skill we rely on to understand the things we see and how they may change.

Healthy visual perception is essential for reading, but it is also important for distinguishing different shapes, remembering sequences, recognizing partially completed objects, and remembering when things are removed from your visual field.

Binocular vision is your eye’s ability to work together and focus on objects at the same time. Issues like amblyopia and strabismus may affect your binocular vision skills, and you may experience issues with depth perception, hand-eye coordination, or even just walking.

Blurry vision can stem from several different vision problems, including some that affect the relationship between your eyes and brain.

One of the most common is an issue with focusing, also known as accommodation. Accommodation is your eye’s ability to focus on an object clearly for as long as you need to. However, if this relationship is affected by a condition or injury, you may struggle to find clear vision or focus on a task for a long time.

Sports Vision & Post-Concussion Therapy

One of the many reasons we focus on providing modern vision therapy and neuro-rehabilitation services to our patients is because we understand and appreciate the visual skills you use to excel at any sport. These skills include hand-eye coordination, eye tracking, focusing, and depth perception.

However, concussions can have a great impact on each of these skills. In fact, nearly 60% of people who experience a concussion will develop some form of vision problem. To help improve your sports vision or manage concussion-related vision problems, we’ll develop a personalized program using:

  • Therapeutic filters, lenses, and prisms
  • Computerized exercises and games
  • Personalized activities based on your visual needs

Programs may last for a few months to a few years, depending on your needs. We’ll continuously keep you informed on your progress and make regular assessments to see if you need to continue your vision therapy program.

Sports-Related Pre-Concussion Screenings

You want your athletes performing at their best, so we’re happy to provide pre-concussion screenings for individuals and teams.

Pre-concussion screenings can provide you with a baseline understanding of how your or your team’s vision works. Understanding your neuro-visual abilities can help you keep track of your or your team’s visual skills and how they’re affected throughout the season.

Even if you don’t play a contact sport, accidents can happen, so it’s important to monitor your vision and give it the help it deserves. You can book your pre-concussion screening for you and your team today by clicking the link below!

Pre-Concussion Screenings

Vision & Learning

Vision and learning go hand in hand, but several issues can affect how you or your child learns or even behaves. It’s important to know how vision problems affect learning, so always be on the lookout for symptoms like poor reading comprehension, double vision, blurry vision, or skipping lines while reading.

In some cases, vision problems may be diagnosed as learning disabilities like ADHD or dyslexia. We can help get to the bottom of these symptoms using several vision therapy screening techniques. If neuro-visual deficiencies are causing these issues, we’ll be happy to develop a personalized vision therapy program to address them.

Pediatric Conditions

Vision therapy is most effective when it treats a problem as early as possible, and several vision conditions could develop during childhood.

Some of the most common eye conditions a child can develop are amblyopia (lazy eye) and strabismus (crossed eyes). These issues generally develop early in your child’s life but could lead to permanent vision problems if not corrected.

One of the reasons we want to correct amblyopia and strabismus as early as possible is to help prevent vision loss, which can occur if your child’s brain ignores the images provided by their “weaker” eye.

Vision therapy addresses the issues causing your child’s symptoms, like uncorrected refractive errors or poor eye muscle control, using a program of exercises, patches, lenses, filters, and prisms.

Patient Referrals

Eyes on Sheppard uses a secure web portal that allows you to electronically refer patients.

If you have a client or a patient that needs an assessment, please fill out the following form and one of our team members will contact them directly to book an appointment!

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Where to Find Us

You can find our beautiful new office at 90 Sheppard Avenue East in North York. Access the building’s parking lot just off of Sheppard Ave East onto the Parkway, around the back of the building. You can also access the Parkway by Doris Avenue, just past the Toronto Catholic School Board.

Contact Information

Address

90 Sheppard Avenue East
North York, Ontario M2N 3A1

Hours of Operation

Monday
8 AM7 PM
Tuesday
8 AM8 PM
Wednesday
8 AM7 PM
Thursday
8 AM7 PM
Friday
9 AM1 PM
Saturday
9 AM1 PM
Sunday
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