Visionary Eye Care Improves Children's Vision and Eye Function with Vision Therapy

LUTZ, Fla., Oct. 09, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Children need good vision for academic performance and full participation in sports and other activities requires eye-hand coordination. Vision therapy improves the vision of children and allows them to reach their full potential, reports Visionary Eye Care. Children should receive an annual comprehensive eye exam and any necessary vision therapy services to promote their vision health and correct vision problems with a Tampa optometrist. Optometrists evaluate vision and identify and treat vision problems that can impact learning in and out of the classroom at Visionary Eye Care.

Up to 80 percent of children’s learning is visual. Even children with 20/20 eyesight may be suffering from conditions that are affecting their vision. A comprehensive eye exam can evaluate the needs of a child and vision therapy can help treat an array of vision issues. Eye conditions that can be addressed with vision therapy include eye focusing, eye teaming, eye tracking, depth perception, processing of visual information, eye-hand coordination and eye turn. Any of these conditions can cause a learning problem. Such children can also be incorrectly diagnosed with ADD/ADHD or a learning disorder due to the difficulties they have when trying to focus on reading.

Learning issues can cause difficulty completing school assignments and lead to frustration at school and home. An optometrist can identify vision problems with a comprehensive eye exam. Vision therapy sessions lasting 30 to 60 minutes may include eye exercises, use of specialized medical equipment, software-based visual exercises, optical filters, prisms and more to correct vision problems and help them succeed throughout the school year.

“Vision therapy can make a positive impact for children with vision problems,” said Dr. Jennifer Brady Cook, M.S., O.D. “Many parents are surprised to learn that even children with 20/20 eyesight can require vision therapy. This makes a comprehensive eye exam necessary every year to identify any vision and eye function problems that can interfere with a child’s learning and performance. As a Board Certified optometrist, I can identify symptoms of vision problems and problems with eye teaming, eye tracking and more in children and improve their eye function and vision issues with vision therapy. Vision therapy supports good vision and eye function for all children.”

Dr. Jennifer Brady Cook, M.S., O.D., Board Certified optometrist in Tampa, and Dr. Michael A. Cook, O.D., F.C.O.V.D. at Visionary Eye Care serve residents in and around the Tampa area. The team of eye care professionals and staff are dedicated to helping patients care for eyes through all life stages. Visionary Eye Care is a one-stop shop for the entire family’s eye- and vision-related needs. Services include comprehensive eye examinations, contact lenses, Ortho-K, vision therapy and computer vision exams.

Call (813) 425-9596 to learn more about vision therapy services for children or visit

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Source: Visionary Eye Care