Vision Therapy for ADD & ADHD

If your child struggles with focusing in school and extracurricular activities, or has difficulty reading and retaining written information, then they may have difficulty with their vision processing or oculo-motor skills in addition to ADD or ADHD. Our team at Sightwork offers personalized vision therapy for your child that supplements their other ADD treatments with important visual skills to help them manage their symptoms and use their visual skills more efficiently.


Does Your Child Have ADD/ADHD, Vision Processing Difficulties, or Both?

When your child has ADD/ADHD they may exhibit behaviors you could think are only caused by these disorders. However, a visual processing deficiency can cause similar symptoms.  Because these conditions can co-occur and have parallel symptoms, problems with visual processing skills often get missed by doctors and teachers, causing kids to fall behind in learning and development.

Regular vision screenings are helpful for things like nearsightedness, but most optometrists only screen binocular vision skills. With our specialized Functional Vision Evaluation, our doctors can identify these conditions early and accurately. If your child has ADD or ADHD, vision therapy can help ease their symptoms.

Symptoms that relate to ADD/ADHD & Vision Processing

Lacking focus and overall reading struggles are just some of the symptoms shared by ADD/ADHD and visual processing problems, all of which can be significantly improved with vision therapy.

Some of the signs that vision therapy may be needed include:

  • Trouble concentrating
  • Aversion to reading
  • Difficulty reading and understanding written words
  • Delays in grasping phonics, sounds, and words as early as kindergarten

How Can Vision Therapy Help ADD/ADHD?

Vision therapy has helped many children engage better in the classroom and beyond, especially when used in tandem with other ADD/ADHD treatments. Our doctors utilize a range of effective therapies, like Syntonics, along with activities using virtual reality and prisms to improve visual accuracy, strengthen their abilities, and develop a well-rounded visual skillset. We’ll also customize their individual care plan, which may include specialty glasses and contact lenses, so they’re fully set up for success.


Why Trust Sightwork for Vision Therapy?

Sightwork’s services are supportive and integrative to your child’s entire ADD/ADHD treatment — and our staff are truly invested in improving their quality of life. If your child is being treated for ADD/ADHD, our doctors will work with their primary care doctor or counselor to make sure they get the full scope of care and are improving where they need to.

Our dedicated staff will continuously evaluate your child’s progress and work with their physician. Through this collaboration, we’ll retest your child’s visual processing when they start, adjust, or taper off an ADD/ADHD medication to ensure that we’re tracking any changes in skill so we can adjust their therapy accordingly.


Success Stories

“This experience has been life changing. Seeing my vision improve significantly in just a matter of 8 weeks of therapy has led to a confidence boost as well as brought on a sense of positivity in my attitude overall. Other doctors I had previously visited had let me to believe my eyes couldn’t improve and would continue to deteriorate over time. Sightwork’s vision therapy program has proved all of them wrong.”

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Google Reviews

19:43 13 Jul 22
Amazing results! My daughter's vision and school performance improved tremendously. Her confidence increased. SightWork is just amazing and the therapists are so wonderful to work with.
Josie H.Josie H.
17:50 15 Apr 22
This was one of the best decisions I have made in my life. Through 6 months of vision therapy, my amazing therapist, Lauren, and doctor, Dr. Farnham, I was given the skills and strength needed to bring my vision to a place it had never been before. This took away my headaches, improved my depth perception, my reading speed went up 5 grade levels, and it helped me navigate vision during my daily life with ease. I don’t have words to describe how grateful l am! My family calls them miracle workers, and I would have to agree.
Ali HareAli Hare
20:46 18 Jan 22
My daughter is currently in 4th grade and had never read above a 1st grade level. We had worked with her 1 on 1 ourselves, gotten her tutoring, worked with her teachers, and were in the process of trying see if she had dyslexia. Nothing seemed to work. I took her to the eye dr for something else and they discovered she had accommodative insufficiency, or something like that, and we were told she needed eye therapy. I almost cried bc I was so happy to finally have answers as to why my very bright daughter could not read. Fast forward to now…we are about 1/3 of the way thru therapy and we have seen so much improvement! Even her teachers have remarked on how much she has improved. Her confidence as well as her abilities… I wish there was more awareness of this problem since it was the first I had ever heard of it, and never considered it could be something so “simple”.Now as for my review of the place itself…it’s gorgeous. Everything is set up so well, very clean, and the staff is SOOO friendly and accommodating. We will miss Ashley! But I know we are in good hands. Well worth every penny. Thanks so much!
Trevor RunyonTrevor Runyon
17:37 03 Dec 21
I found Sightwork after experiencing a brain injury in a car accident. When I started therapy, I was unable to drive, go to stores, use screens, or do much of anything. I was really struggling with my vision due to the brain injury. Everybody at Sightwork was so friendly, patient, and honest about the fact that results would take some time and effort on my part. What I found is that by committing myself to doing the exercises as many days of each week that they suggested I do them and pushing through some of the discomfort I experienced (some discomfort is to be expected in the process), that results did come and over the six months of therapy I regained my ability to drive, I can now go out more, and I’m getting my life back as it was before the accident. I highly recommend Sightwork to anybody who needs them. If you do the work, you will definitely see results. Thank you Cara and Dr. Farnham!
Damon KosofskyDamon Kosofsky
16:57 19 Oct 21
What a great experience at Sightwork. Lauren was amazing! Our 8 yr old saw incredible gains from beginning to end. Highly recommend.
Kay DentonKay Denton
19:54 12 May 21
We had an excellent experience with Sight Works! Everyone was very helpful! I got to see hands on how the exercises work and how they helped my granddaughter. She has improved 100 % and is reading really well and able to stay on task with math. She said this was a really cool place!! Thanks for all your help and encouragement’

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