What is Geriatric Vision?
Adults are the last ones to think that they have a vision issue that needs vision therapy. After all, most adults probably have finished their education, and have a career in anything from a profession to an at-home parent.
Statistically, the visual system tends to remain stable between the ages of 18 and 35. However, individual visual issues can occur; periodic visual evaluations are recommended by the American Optometric Association.
Although it is true that once an adult reaches the ages of 40 – 60, Presbyopia develops (inability to see at close distances) which usually shows up as difficulty to read a book, the numbers on a cell phone, or the computer screen within an arm’s distance. This happens to adults; because as the lens of the eye ages, it becomes inflexible and/or changes shape. Most middle-aged or older adults will need glasses/contacts to compensate for Presbyopia. In addition to wearing glasses, adults may need vision therapy.
How are you wearing your adult genes?
Have you ever wondered why you, perhaps like your son or daughter, don’t read for pleasure? Why you have trouble memorizing or remembering information? Why you lose objects or forget places? Why you prefer to learn hands-on rather than by reading a manual? Why you can’t appreciate 3-D movies? Read more on “Adult Genes” in our quarterly newsletter.
Do any of the items below apply to you?
- Unable to get meaning from what you see or do with your visual system?
- Cannot remember what you just read?
- Gave up reading because it was “too hard!”
- Do the words blur, run together,and/or double on the page?
- Do not remember where you have been?
- Lose objects or forget places?
- Avoid hobbies because eyes become stressed from near/far focusing?
- Sports activities are not enjoyable due to lack of eye-hand coordination?
- Cannot be near bright lights or sunshine due to eye pain, tearing or headache?
Vision therapy improves an adult’s ability in all of the above conditions
A Vision Exam at Hope Clinic will check all of your visual system including:
- Your Gross Motor Movements
- How your body moves in space with vision
- Your Focus
- How clear your eyes see near and far
- Your Alignment
- How your eyes team together to see one single object clearly. Some adults have problems seeing 3-D since childhood and don’t even realize it. You can read the story about Susan Barry, a neuroscientist’s journey into seeing in Three Dimensions through Vision Therapy
- Your Tracking
- How your eyes move from object to object
- Your Fine Motor Movement
- How your eyes make meaning of what you see as you read, write, or use your eyes to make a picture in your mind to remember for future use at work, school or play
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Contact Hope Clinic to begin the process of learning how Vision Therapy can help you or your child! Hope Clinic offers two online options: Schedule a Free Screening or Schedule a Full Functional Vision Evaluation, or call us at (425) 462-7800.