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The 20/20 myth

Did you know that 20/20 does not necessarily mean that your vision is excellent. How can someone have 20/20 sight yet still have a vision problem?

20/20 gives a measurement of a person's ability to read a certain sized letter at a certain distance for the short period of time it takes to read that letter.

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Achieve Your Potential

Welcome to Calgary Vision Therapy, Calgary's premier visually-guided learning center. We want to help you achieve your potential. Did you know that over 80% of all the information that reaches your brain is through the visual system? If your visual system is not working efficiently, your achieving potential may be limited.

Intensive in office optometric vision therapy will help improve most visual skills. Calgary Vision Therapy is the only office in Calgary that exclusively provides and specializes in this area of visual rehabilitation.

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Our website has a new look... visit our new website www.calgaryvt.com to view our new look. Additional information on how vision problems that create roadblocks in an individual's ability to learn is often more than a 20/20 problem. In fact most children who have visually related learning difficulties have been told that they have 20/20 sight. Yet the parents just feels that there must be something more... and then more often than not, they are told that they have 20/20 eyesight and their vision is fine. But vision is much more than just the 20/20 number.

We look forward to helping you or your child improve their visual skills in order to be better able to reach their potential.

How Does Vision Impact Learning?

How the brain and eyes work together – vision – has a great impact on the learning process for both children and adults. Imagine sitting in a classroom taking notes and fighting a focusing problem that won’t allow you to change your focus from near to far and back again quickly enough to keep up with the instructor.

Imagine starting out a day being able to read a paragraph that looks like this:

Double vision often appears or gets worse as the day goes on.  Many people block the vision in one eye to avoid seeing double. And as the day progresses and your visual system is stressed your paragraph begins to look like this:

Moving Text diplopia reading problems - Vision Therapy Calgary

Imagine reading a paragraph and having the letters or words appear to Text moving and jumpingas you are trying to comprehend what you are reading.

In any of these cases, the person having the vision problem more than likely sees 20/20 either with or without corrective lenses. Most school screenings check for visual acuity alone and do not screen for visual skills including tracking, focusing, eye teaming or perceptual skills. Many children and adults do not realize that their struggles in the classroom and/or workplace are in no way linked to intelligence or how hard they are trying, instead they are not able to visually process the information put before them.

Not knowing the cause of classroom, and later adult life skills problems, can have a detrimental effect on self-esteem and behavior. Many children begin to be labeled as classroom problems, can grow into troubled teens and eventually struggling adults if their visual problems are not diagnosed and treated. One out of four children and seven out of ten juvenile delinquents have a vision disorder that is interfering with their ability to achieve.

With proper diagnosis and treatment, reading levels improve significantly, comprehension increases, and even sports performance can improve. It is important to watch for visual disorder symptoms in both children and adults.