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Vision Therapy in Orange County for Improved Learning and Development

Vision problems can significantly affect a child's learning and development. Vision therapy, a customized treatment program to improve visual skills, presents a promising solution. At our Irvine and Dana Point Eye Clinics, we aim to enhance your child's vision through specific exercises and therapies, providing them with the necessary visual tools for academic success.

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What is
Vision Therapy?

Vision therapy is a series of customized exercises and procedures to correct visual-motor and perceptual-cognitive deficiencies. It is more than just "eye exercises"; it is a comprehensive program designed to improve brain-eye communication and efficiency.

Vision therapy can resolve issues that affect learning, such as eye tracking, focus, and coordination, which are essential for reading, writing, and sports.

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Does My Child
Need Vision Therapy?

If your child has any of the following, vision therapy can significantly change his or her life for the better.

  • Skipping words or lines while reading
  • Reading below grade level
  • Confusing the letters b, d, p, and q
  • Rubbing their eyes or closing one eye when reading or doing near work
  • Holding books too closely or tilting their head while reading
  • Experiencing eyestrain or headaches when doing schoolwork or using the computer
  • Difficulty with reading comprehension
  • Blurred or double vision while reading
  • Avoiding homework
  • Poor attention span
  • Fidgeting and squirming in their chair
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The Benefits of
Vision Therapy

Vision therapy offers many benefits, particularly for children and adults experiencing visual difficulties that cannot be fully addressed with glasses or contact lenses. It is a customized program of visual activities designed to correct vision problems and improve visual skills. Here are some of the key benefits of vision therapy:

  1. Enhances reading and learning abilities
  2. Improves eye tracking, focusing, and coordination
  3. Reduces eye strain and visual fatigue
  4. Corrects visual-motor and perceptual-cognitive deficiencies
  5. Increases success in sports by improving visual reaction times
  6. Helps in the treatment of amblyopia (lazy eye) and strabismus (crossed eyes)
  7. Enhances overall visual efficiency and processing speed
  8. Supports better academic performance
  9. Builds confidence in school and social activities
  10. Provides non-surgical alternatives for certain vision problems

Meet Our Vision Therapy Expert:
Dr. Connie Woo

At the center of our Vision Therapy program in Irvine is Dr. Connie Woo, a distinguished member of our eye care team. Dr. Woo brings unparalleled expertise to our practices, combining rigorous academic training with specialized clinical experience, particularly in vision therapy and neuro-optometry.

Her primary areas of focus include neuro-optometric rehabilitation for patients with concussions and head injuries, as well as vision therapy for children and patients with special needs. Dr. Woo actively participates in the Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Association and the College of Optometrists in Vision Development and is also pursuing a fellowship at the American Academy of Optometry.

Dr. Woo is passionate about using vision therapy to improve patients' quality of life. She provides individualized care to restore and enhance visual abilities. Outside the clinic, she enjoys taking long walks, traveling, and crocheting, reflecting her meticulous and patient-centered approach to eye care.

Connie Woo, O.D.
Dr. Woo attended the University of Notre Dame, where she studied pre-professional science and minored in Korean. She then earned her Doctorate in Optometry from the Southern California College of Optometry, graduating Magna Cum Laude. Following her studies, Dr. Woo completed a residency in primary care and brain injury vision...
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Give Your Child a Brighter
Future With Vision Therapy

At Advanced Eyecare Optometric Center, we are committed to unlocking every child's visual potential through effective vision therapy. By addressing the root of their vision problems, we can help your child achieve better focus, coordination, and performance in all aspects of their life.

Don't let vision problems hold your child back. Request an appointment with our vision therapy experts in Orange County and set the foundation for a lifetime of clear and healthy vision.

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