Vision Therapy

SPECIALISTS IN VISION RE/HABILITATION AND THERAPY

Kirkwood Eye Center is pleased to partner with Dr. Charles Shidlofsky and Neuro-Vision Associates of North Texas to offer advanced vision therapy right here in Southlake.

 

Dr. Shidlofsky and his team are leading experts in the treatment of amblyopia and strabismus, visual processing disorders, vision-related learning disabilities, and vision difficulties related to traumatic brain injury. Neurovision Associates of Southlake is located inside Kirkwood Eye Center as a satellite location for patients living in the Southlake area who wish to receive vision therapy from Dr. Shildofsky’s specialized team.

WHO CAN BENEFIT FROM VISION RE/HABILITATION AND THERAPY?

Anyone (Adult or child) who has variable performance in school, at work or athletics can benefit.

 

Treatment for those who have visual processing problems commonly seen (but not limited to) the following disorders:

 

  • ADD/ADHD
  • Dyslexia
  • Autism spectrum disorders
  • Developmental delays
  • Genetic disorders
  • Low vision
  • Lazy eye (amblyopia)
  • Turned eyes (strabismus)
  • Sensory Integration Dysfunctions
  • Accommodative dysfunctions
  • Ocular-motor dysfunctions
  • Visual perceptual disorders
  • Learning-related vision problems
  • Traumatic or Acquired Brain Injury
  • Enhancement of Vision for Sports
Vision Rehab For Children And Adults

WHAT IS VISION REHABILITATION AND THERAPY?

Vision rehabilitation and therapy is a prescribed treatment used to enhance and/or develop visual skills so that there is a higher level of visual efficiency.  When we do this type of therapy, we are truly enhancing the connections between the eye and the brain. In essence, what we are doing is building more efficient and connected neural pathways.

THE THREE R’S OF THERAPY

1) Re-wiring

This is where we change the mechanism of getting visual skills from the eye to the brain. By creating new visual experiences through lenses, prisms and therapy, the visual system rewires itself and makes new connections to allow for more efficient processing.

 

2) Re-education

Once we re-wire, we must break our old bad visual habits and create the new and improved visual habits. This is done with vision re-education therapy and is part of a good vision rehabilitation and therapy program.

 

3) Retention

Hopefully, once we have completed the steps above, the patient continues to remind the system what it has learned so that the changes will become permanent.

 

The Goal: Completing these three steps is to teach the patient to better use their visual system to decrease visual stress and to allow more visual efficiency and performance thereby improving the patients quality of life.

Ashley’s Story

A Message from Ashley: Vision Therapy helped me get better grades. I enjoyed the fun activities and beating Dr. Conley at Spot It!

A Message from Ashley’s Mom: Ashley was not very organized and was to getting great test grades. As her eye therapy progressed, she started receiving
straight “A” grades. She is now organized and follows directions without us constantly repeating ourselves. Her eye therapy has literally re-wired her brain and now she is confident at school. Thanks for everything!

PROVIDING THE BEST POSSIBLE CARE

Charles Shidlofsky, O.D., FCOVD and Associates are pleased to present a new concept in vision care: Vision Re/habilitation and Therapy. As with most eyecare practices, we want you to be able to see 20/20. However, we take it well beyond 20/20 by evaluating how you process information, your visual perception ability and finally how your vision integrates with your other senses. We utilize state-of-the-art equipment so that your eyes receive the best possible care. Call our office today for more information 817-416-2010.