Vision Therapy - Diagnostics in Saskatoon

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Vision Therapy Goes Beyond 20/20

At Saskatoon Vision Therapy, we’re excited to see patients with a variety of conditions, all with different reasons for seeking vision therapy. Our team works with every patient to find the root cause of their visual issues and designs a treatment plan that is personalized to them.

Vision is complex and goes much beyond the patient’s ability to see 20/20. Vision happens in the brain, and we are here to help patients maximize their vision functioning by using neuroplasticity to enhance or rewire the brain to function in a more effective and efficient way.

Discover the difference vision therapy can make in your life

Vision Related Learning Issues

Visiting an optometrist is an important step in protecting your family’s eyes and checking their ocular health r. However, some potential vision issues are more difficult to detect during a routine eye examination. For children, in particular, these issues can lead to problems with learning. 

Once the underlying cause is identified, vision therapy can be used to help control and correct these visual issues. As 80% of what children learn in school is visual, taking care of their vision is crucial. 

Common symptoms of vision-related learning issues

  • Headaches or eye strain 
  • Blurred vision
  • Double vision 
  • Crossed eyes 
  • Short attention span during visual tasks 
  • Turning or tilting the head 
  • Excessive blinking or rubbing the eyes 
  • Dislike or avoidance of reading and close work 
  • Losing place while reading 
  • Slow reading speed 
  • Omitting or repeating words or letters when reading or writing
  • Difficulty remembering, identifying, or reproducing shapes 
  • Poor eye-hand coordination

Strabismus & Amblyopia

Strabismus, also known as an eye turn or crossed eye is a condition where a patient’s eyes do not point in the same direction. Vision therapy is used to correct this directional difference. This can help improve binocular vision. Sometimes surgical correction of strabismus may be required. Talk to your optometrist at Saskatoon Vision Therapy to see if a referral for surgery may be required.

Also known as lazy eye, amblyopia is a development problem where the patient’s eye is unable to attain normal visual acuity, even with glasses or contact lenses alone. Glasses or contact lenses together with visual stimulation of the affected eye may be required. Amblyopia can often be caused by strabismus, otherwise known as an eye turn. Vision therapy can help both eyes work together equally, correcting amblyopia.

Traumatic Brain Injury & Concussion

Your brain and your eyesight are intrinsically connected. If you suffer from a traumatic brain injury (TBI) or concussion, your vision may be affected. 

Vision therapies can help you regain control of your sight by making focusing more comfortable, providing clearer vision, treating binocular problems, reducing double vision, lowering light sensitivity, and minimizing visual confusion.

Sports Vision Training

Crisp, accurate vision can make a remarkable difference when playing sports. Seeing 20/20 is only one of the 17 vital visual skills needed for success in learning, reading, and sports.

Sports vision training creates customized vision therapy plans to help individuals achieve their sport-specific goals, build visual skills, develop reaction time, and improve hand-eye coordination. Learn more about how to strengthen the connection between the eyes and the brain to improve your game on our sports vision therapy page.

Common Vision Therapy Diagnoses

First and foremost, our dedicated team is here for our patients. Whatever the issue, we’re going to work with you and your family to find a solution. The following are some of the more common issues for which we provide treatment:

Amblyopia

Also known as lazy eye, amblyopia is a development problem where the patient’s eye is unable to attain normal visual acuity, even with glasses or contact lenses alone. Glasses or contact lenses together with visual stimulation of the affected eye may be required. Amblyopia can often be caused by strabismus, otherwise known as an eye turn. Vision therapy can help both eyes work together equally, correcting amblyopia.

Strabismus, also known as an eye turn or crossed eye is a condition where a patient’s eyes do not point in the same direction. Vision therapy is used to correct this directional difference. This can help improve binocular vision. Sometimes surgical correction of strabismus may be required. Talk to your optometrist at Saskatoon Vision Therapy to see if a referral for surgery may be required.

Understand Your Vision

Our practice believes vision therapy can get to the root of deeper issues. Learn about the difference vision therapy can make for your family.

Our Location

Our Address

  • 110-318 Wellman Lane
  • Saskatoon, SK S7T 0J1

Contact Information

Hours of Operation

  • Closed 1pm-2pm
  • Monday: 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
  • Thursday: 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
  • Friday: 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed

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