“We recognize that while many of these symptoms appear to be related to A.D.D., poor behavior or learning problems, a vision problem may actually be the culprit,” Dr. Davis said.
Gainesville, VA (PRWEB) February 10, 2012
Dr. Tod Davis, a Developmental Optometrist, is proud to announce another successful application of vision therapy to help a child. The child, Sam, 9, was experiencing difficulties with studying and reading comprehension prior to treatment by Dr. Davis.
Before Dr. Davis, Sam's family had hired a tutor. Little did they know, Sam was not simply struggling with the material, but was actually experiencing learning-related vision problems. On January 30, 2012, Dr. Davis, a Developmental Optometrist with over 25 years of experience, reported a full recovery.
“After Sam’s initial visit with Dr. Davis, he determined that he was seeing double images,” Sam's mother said. “His eyes and focusing muscles needed help in order to work properly. Once he started vision therapy, his grades improved dramatically. Now he’s getting all A’s and B’s, his confidence level has increased and there’s no tears when it’s time to do homework. We are thrilled with the results.”
Vision therapy is an individualized, supervised treatment program best described as physical therapy for the eyes and brain. Dr. Davis uses specialized computer and optical devices in the process. Vision therapy is often used to treat conditions such as eye alignment, tracking and learning, focusing, movement and visual processing.
Dr. Davis’ vision therapy is successful for children who may have been misdiagnosed with learning disorders. Students who come to Dr. Davis often complain of headaches, say they have difficulty seeing the board in class, and have a short attention span for homework.
“We recognize that while many of these symptoms appear to be related to A.D.D., poor behavior or learning problems, a vision problem may actually be the culprit,” Dr. Davis said. “When the two eyes fail to work together as an effective team, performance in many areas can suffer.”
About Developmental Optometry & Vision Therapy Services
Developmental Optometry & Vision Therapy Services, operated under Dr. Tod Davis, specializes in developmental vision care and vision therapy. Dr. Davis has over 30 years of clinical experience, and is committed to excellent, professional, educated care. Developmental Optometry has three offices, located in Fredericksburg, Gainesville, and Winchester, VA. Visit DavisVisionTherapy.com for more information.