Vision Therapy can reduce the symptoms associated with focussing problems, dyslexia and dyspraxia
Is your child struggling at school due to a learning difficulty such as dyslexia, ADHD or are they just very slow to copy from the white-board? You are no doubt doing everything in your power to ensure your child’s condition does not get in the way of their learning. P J Brogan Opticians can aid you by offering Vision Therapy – a revolutionary treatment that can help to reduce and even overcome the problems associated with these learning barriers.
Vision Therapy (treatment used in ‘Behavioural Optometry’) is designed specifically for the individual, and enables them to use their visual system with improved efficiency. This enables an increase in learning ability, as their focus moves from reading the individual words on the page to understanding the meaning of the paragraph.
Many aspects of vision other than an individual’s eyesight are assessed, such as focussing ability and speed, ability to use the two eyes together, spatial awareness, tracking ability and accuracy of saccades (eye movements used for reading).
Often once Vision Therapy refines eye movements and performance, an improvement in eye-hand co-ordination and spatial awareness will occur.
It’s important to keep in mind that, even if your child has perfect eyesight and doesn’t need glasses, they can still enhance their visual skill – it’s something that top sportspeople who need excellent hand-eye coordination have to do. As 87% of learning happens visually, this will improve their learning ability too.
Optometrist and Director, Roisin Brogan is fully accredited by the British Association of Behavioural Optometrists (BABO). This is a qualification that only a handful of opticians throughout the UK are qualified to offer.
Vision Therapy is an evidence-based treatment and already has a huge presence in Australia and the U.S.A.
If you would like to speak to a member of our team about Vision Therapy, or to register your interest in the treatment, simply call your nearest P J Brogan Opticians branch. Alternatively, to find out more about behavioural optometry, visit the official website at www.babo.co.uk.
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For more information, or to book an appointment with one our optometrists, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. You can contact our Lisburn practice by calling 0289 2662 828 or our Ballynahinch practice by calling 028 9756 2278.