You and Your Eyes
Most of us can agree that sight is possibly the most important sense available to us. 80% of whatever we perceive (become aware of through all 5 senses) is gathered from sight. Needless to say it can be very frustrating when you can’t focus on or see something clearly. Most people will chalk it up to myopia or astigmatism, but there is a good possibility that the issue is developmental rather than physical. Accent Eye Care specializes in detecting and treating these kinds of deficiencies at our Arizona vision therapy center.
What Exactly Is Vision Therapy?
In short, vision therapy is a combination of physical and mental treatment for a wide range of optical disorders. Among these disorders are:
- Convergence Insufficiency
- Divergence disorders
- Visually related learning issues
- Visual acuity problems
It is a non-surgical, medication free process that helps children and adults achieve greater vision and, as a result, an enriched lifestyle. We are very proud to offer vision therapy at our Arizona eye care center.
Why is Vision Therapy a Good Idea for You?
Vision therapy is an amazing advancement in medical science that is still under-appreciated and under-utilized. It helps people around the globe recover from serious head trauma, perform their best in school, and dominate on the field.
Advances in Treating Learning Problems
Every day children’s visually related learning issues are misdiagnosed or overlooked due to a lack of understanding of proper eye care. ADD/ADHD is the primary culprit here. It’s a very real condition that affects your attention span as a child and occasionally into adulthood. However, many children receiving medication for ADD/ADHD still seem to struggle in school or show symptoms such as:
- Frequent headaches
- Blinking fits, as if they can’t focus on something
- Lack of focus or short attention span
- Trouble with reading
Application in Sports and Athletics
Athletes are known for their endurance, strength, and speed; but no other muscle in the human body moves with the same agility, accuracy, and persistence as the human eye. In one hour of reading alone your eye can make up to 10,000 coordinated movements, not including involuntary motion. Now imagine the chaos of a hectic football field. It’s not difficult to imagine getting distracted. In the heat of the moment you need your eyes to focus as quick and precise as possible. Luckily, Accent Eye Care has a vision therapy program built for fine tuning your eyes to your particular sport. Call us today at 602-547-3255 to learn more about our Arizona sports vision therapy regimen!