Caring Optometrists in Shelburne, Dufferin County
Here at Shelburne Primary EyeCare, our primary focus will always be on you and the health of your eyes. When you step into our office, you can expect a warm and friendly greeting, a holistic atmosphere and exceptionally thorough eye care. That’s a promise.
We become familiar with each individual patient in order to customize eye exams and treatment options. Our family eye care services include eye exams for kids and adults, vision therapy, vision correction and management of age-related eye disease. Located conveniently to serve Shelburne residents, we offer hours to suit every family’s schedule. Call us to schedule an appointment.
Our Mission: To preserve your gift of sight through innovative technology, education and nutrition.
Vision Therapy: Effective Vision for Adults and Kids
In addition to comprehensive eye care services such as examinations and writing prescriptions, Shelburne Primary EyeCare is also home to our Vision Therapy Centre. We are pleased to help patients of all ages and need levels strengthen their visual system and improve their overall vision.
A learning-related visual problem directly affects how we learn, read, or sustain close work. Because difficulties with reading and learning affect the child's ability to focus, vision related learning problems are often misdiagnosed as ADHD or other behavioural issues.
It is common for children who have Learning Disabilities to have vision problems that contribute to these learning problems. Vision Therapy does not correct learning disabilities, but correcting the underlying vision problems through Vision Therapy often solves many of the obstacles that make learning more difficult than it need be.
A brain injury such as a concussion will often disrupt the visual process that interfere with how information is taken in and processed. Vision can be also be compromised as a result of a neurological disorder such as a stroke, a brain tumor or Multiple Sclerosis. These are termed Acquired Brain Injuries. Vision Therapy can help.
How Does Vision Therapy Work?
Similar to physiotherapy for joints and muscles, vision therapy uses exercises, games, appliances, and other treatments to re-train the visual system. The idea is to teach your eyes, eye muscles, and brain to work together in the most effective way possible.
The more effectively the visual system operates, the more it can have a positive impact of a wide range of skills including reading, retaining information, hand-eye coordination, depth perception, and much more.
Who Benefits From Vision Therapy?
Vision therapy can be beneficial for patients of all ages, from children to adults. We most often provide vision therapy to three types of patients: athletes, people recovering from traumatic brain injuries or stroke, and children with learning difficulties.
Vision therapy can be a valuable tool to improve reaction times, hand-eye coordination, and overall accuracy. Teams from the MLB, NHL, and NFL have relied on vision therapy as a part of their regular training regimen.
Vision therapy can help regain some of the visual skills they may have lost due to brain damage. In cases like these, vision therapy treatments take on a rehabilitative quality to rebuild and strengthen the affected neuropathways.
Vision therapy can be key to helping them keep up with their classmates. Classroom problems may appear to be cognitive or behavioural, but they can often be attributed to undiagnosed vision issues.
- Monday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
- Tuesday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
- Wednesday: 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
- Thursday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
- Friday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
- Saturday: Closed
- Sunday: Closed
Note: Saturday by appointment only.