Eye Tracking Therapy FAQs

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Frequently Asked Questions About Eye Tracking Therapy

Maybe someone has suggested that you or your child could benefit from vision therapy near Reno Nevada. Maybe a medical professional has suggested eye tracking therapy in Reno, and you are looking into the process. Whatever the reason, we at Epic Vision Development are happy to answer your questions regarding eye tracking therapy.

What is Vision Therapy?

Vision therapy near Reno Nevada is a set of processes and procedures that are intended to improve functional vision. It may be done either at the doctor's office, or at home. Often, vision therapy is accompanied by the use of aids such as corrective lenses.

What is Functional Vision?

This is the type of vision that is responsible for your ability to track moving objects or words on a page, change focus between objects, and use both eyes together. A person can have 20/20 vision and still suffer from a functional vision problem. This is one of the reasons that it is important for your child to have a full vision assessment and not just the visual acuity test that may be given at school.

What is an Eye Tracking Problem?

An eye tracking problem is when a person finds it difficult to visually follow an object in motion or scan words on a page. It can go along with, or be caused by, an eye teaming or focusing problem. However, some people with poor eye teaming and focus problems nonetheless have no trouble tracking, and vice-versa.

How can Vision Therapy Help with an Eye Tracking Problem?

Depending on the reason behind the tracking problem, vision therapy may be used differently. People with an eye teaming problem, for example, may need to practice special exercises so that they can strengthen the muscles that move the eyes and teach them to work together. A person with a focusing problem may need to do different exercises that are aimed at the muscles that change the focus of the eyes. Because tracking problems can come from a range of issues, a full assessment is required before the doctor can tell you what type of vision therapy we would recommend.

How can I Schedule an Assessment for Eye Tracking Therapy in Reno?

If you think that you or your child might benefit from eye tracking therapy in Reno, call us at (775) 318-8118. Doctor Timothy Moore specializes in pediatric optometry and vision therapy, and currently sees patients for vision therapy at The See Center in Carson City. An eye tracking problem can make life difficult, both in and out of school, so don't hesitate: call us today!

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