Vision and Learning
Good vision plays a vital role in learning and academic performance. Our optometrist, Dr. Mark J. Gordon, is a Board Certified Specialist in functional vision problems.
We treat patients throughout western New York, including Buffalo, Niagara Falls, Amhurst, Williamsville, and Kenmore. Visit us at our office in Kenmore, NY, if you're interested in vision therapy and vision development services.
Common Vision Problems in Children
Several common vision problems can affect children and negatively impact their learning and academic performance. Some of these include:
- Refractive errors - Myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), and astigmatism can make it difficult for children to see clearly. This error may lead to eye strain, headaches, and difficulty focusing.
- Binocular vision disorders - Strabismus (crossed eyes) and amblyopia (lazy eye) occur when the eyes are not working together as a team, leading to double vision, eye strain, and difficulty with depth perception.
- Accommodative disorders - These occur when the eyes have difficulty focusing on near objects and can lead to symptoms such as eye strain, headaches, and blurred vision.
- Convergence insufficiency - This occurs when the eyes have difficulty converging (turning inwards) when looking at near objects and can lead to symptoms such as double vision and eye strain.
- Visual perceptual disorders - These occur when the brain has difficulty interpreting visual information and can lead to symptoms such as difficulty reading, writing, and other
- Nystagmus - This condition is involuntary eye movement, which can cause involuntary eye movement, and visual tracking.
It's worth noting that some of these vision problems may not be obvious or detected during a routine eye exam. Therefore, a comprehensive eye exam by an eye doctor is essential to evaluate the child's vision and see potential issues.
What Is Vision Development?
Vision development is a type of treatment that uses specific eye exercises, along with other techniques, such as prisms and lenses, to help improve the coordination and function of the eyes. It is also known as orthoptics or vision therapy.
Vision therapy aims to improve visual skills, such as eye tracking, focusing, and graphic processing, such as visual perception, memory, and visual-motor integration. It typically involves a series of exercises performed by an optometrist or ophthalmologist. This ongoing treatment is usually combined with other therapies, like corrective lenses.
Visit Our Board Certified Optometrist in Kenmore, NY
Vision issues can interfere with learning, so scheduling regular exams with an eye doctor are essential. Dr. Mark J. Gordon provides treatment to patients across western New York, including Buffalo, Amhurst, Niagara Falls, Williamsville, and Kenmore. Contact us today at (716) 871-0074 to request an appointment!