Vision Therapy for Strabismus

If your child’s eyes appear to point in different directions, then they may have strabismus, a condition that can affect their vision, behavior, and lead to struggles with reading. Strabismus doesn’t have to hinder your child’s ability to thrive: bring them to Sightwork, where our vision therapy can change their world through sight!

What is Strabismus?

What is Strabismus? (Cross or Turned Eye)

Strabismus, or cross eye, is a condition where one or both eyes are turned in different directions, either upward, downward, inward, or outward. This misalignment is most common in children, but can also develop in adults, especially after a stroke or head injury. If your child has strabismus, they’re likely experiencing sight related symptoms like double vision, headaches, or lack of depth perception because their brain is trying to compensate for the eyes not facing forward.

Some signs of strabismus are:

  • Eyes that cross or turn in different directions
  • Double vision
  • Poor depth perception
  • Headaches
  • Squinting
  • Closing one eye
  • Head tilting
  • Trouble with reading and comprehension

How does Strabismus Affect Quality of Life?

Strabismus can lower your child’s quality of life due to the toll of its physical symptoms, impact on their development, and the fact that it can lead to other conditions that need further treatment, like amblyopia (reduced vision) or low vision.

Because cross or turned eye can cause difficulty reading, your child may fall behind in their academic and overall development, such as the understanding of phonics and words. Additionally, strabismus can cause emotional stress or anxiety because your child may be self-conscious about the appearance of their eyes. This can affect their body image, ability to socialize, and connections with peers.

Strabismus Affect Quality of Life

How Can Vision Therapy Treat a Cross or Turned Eye (Strabismus)?

The sooner your child undergoes therapy for their cross or turned eye, the better off they will be in the future. Vision therapy is a great non-surgical strabismus treatment that helps your child master visual skills and align their eyes. Our therapists use technology and tools as part of their treatments, including a vectogram, virtual reality games, and prism glasses to retrain their eye-to-brain pathways. These visual exercises help your child learn how to accurately use their eyes together, and are proven effective to increase depth perception and stability.

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Why Trust Sightwork for Vision Therapy?

At Sightwork, we diagnose your child using our comprehensive Functional Vision Evaluation to test all of their visual skills, not just acuity and alignment. With this in-depth information, we’re then able to customize their treatment plan, including the type of therapies and session length that will be most effective for them. Our practitioners are focused on using the most innovative solutions to help our patients with strabismus. That’s why several of them have earned their certification in Syntonics, a specialized light therapy with proven benefits.

With our compassionate doctors, engaging programs, and tailored care options, we’ll help get your child on the path to better sight!

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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