Services/Vision Therapy

I provide comprehensive eye care for patients including: checking how the visual system is functioning, checking for prescription glasses, and checking the health of the eyes.  My main focus in practice is in children's eye care and vision therapy, but I provide eye care for ALL ages.

NOTE: Children are covered for their eye exams yearly by OHIP until they turn 20 years old.  Also Patients 65 and older are covered yearly by OHIP as well.

The other services I provide are:

Infant and Children Eye Exams (from 6 months and older)
Diabetic Eye Exams
Digital Retinal Imaging
Prescription Contact Lens
Prescription Glasses
Prescription Safety Glasses
Vision Therapy

What is it?

Think about vision therapy like physiotherapy, but the muscles that we condition are the eye muscles.  Vision therapy is a customized exercise program for the eyes to help improve visual functioning. 

How do I know if I need vision therapy?

If you suffer from regular headaches in your forehead or around your eyes, if your eyes feel tired and fatigued daily, if you can't focus on your computer or even read for more than 15 minutes at a time, then you may have some visual system problems.  If your child still reads with their finger, if they skip words when they read, if they avoid reading entirely especially if they loved to read in the past, then this is a good indication that there's a problem that we can help with.  Unfortunately not all eye problems can be fixed with glasses, so vision therapy provides treatment for cases that glasses can't fix alone.

How does it work?

If your are experiencing visual problems, a Binocular Vision assessment is performed to see what areas you are having difficulty in.  Afterwards a customized plan is made and weekly sessions are set-up with the doctor (me) to rehabilitate and strengthen the weaknesses in the eye system.  

If you'd like to see if vision therapy can help, call the office and schedule a regular eye exam first.  Then we can discuss the Binocular Vision Assessment and Vision Therapy after we find out what the eyes are doing.

For more information check out this website: covd.org