Sari R. Schwartz, OD, FCOVD, FAAO

225 Millburn Avenue, Suite 208 B
Millburn, NJ 07041

Sari R. Schwartz, OD, FCOVD, FAAO

(973) 804-6565

225 Millburn Avenue, Suite 208 B
Millburn, NJ 07041

Who Can Benefit From Vision Therapy?

Vision Therapy can help patients of all ages, with a variety of diagnoses and symptoms including convergence insufficiency, strabismus (eye(s) turn), amblyopia (lazy eye(s)), autism spectrum, sensory processing disorder, myopia progression, and dizziness. Therapy can relieve visual symptoms post-concussion or traumatic brain injury, and can develop visual skills to support academics and sports vision.

Most children think that everyone sees the same way they do, so it is important for parents to know the signs and symptoms of some of the more common vision problems. There are physical clues that point to possible vision disorders, but surprisingly, many of the symptoms that would indicate a person is having vision problems seem entirely unrelated to vision. Yet, these symptoms are manifested as a direct result of a vision dysfunction. For an in-depth symptoms checklist, click here.

If you recognize any of the below symptoms in yourself or your child, please call our office to schedule an appointment:

Performance Signs

  • Avoidance of "near" work

  • Frequent loss of place when reading

  • Omitting, inserting, or rereading words in a paragraph

  • Confusing similar looking words

  • Poor reading comprehension

  • Difficulty copying from the chalkboard

  • Poor handwriting, misaligns numbers

  • Letter or word reversals after first grade

  • Difficulty following directions

Physical Signs

  • Red, sore, tearing, or itching eyes

  • Jerky eye movements, one eye turning in or out

  • Squinting, eye rubbing, or excessive blinking

  • Headaches, dizziness, or nausea after reading

  • Exaggerated head movement when reading

  • Reads at a very close distance

  • Inconsistent or poor at sports

Performance Signs

  • Smart, but struggling in school

  • Low self-esteem, poor self image

  • Temper flare-ups, aggressiveness

  • Frequent crying, overly emotional

  • Short attention span

  • Easily distracted, can’t concentrate

  • Fatigue after school / work

  • Unexplained frustration, stress

  • Irritability, emotional outbursts

  • Withdrawn, lacks confidence, won’t try

Physical Signs

  • Perceived as lazy

  • Dyslexic

  • Attention Deficit Disorder

  • Slow Learner

  • Behavioral Problem

  • Working Below Potential

  • Learning Disability

  • Immature

Even one of these symptoms can be a sign that a vision problem may be at the root of the difficulties. By scheduling a Functional Vision Evaluation, we will be able to determine the full depth of the vision problem.

Take the Vision Quiz

If you recognize any of these symptoms in yourself or your child, call our office to schedule an appointment.

office hours

Monday: 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM

Tuesday: 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM

Wednesday: 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM

Thursday: 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM

Friday: 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Saturday & Sunday: Closed

Holiday Hours: Closed Federal Holidays

Please call or leave us a message at (973) 804-6565.

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