Vision Therapy in Wexford

Vision Therapy for Reading and Learning

(724) 935-9999
Empowering Academic Success Through Vision

Reading and learning are fundamental skills that play a pivotal role in development, from academic achievements to personal growth. However, reading difficulties and learning challenges can hinder children's progress. Understanding the connection between vision and learning is crucial in addressing these issues effectively, which is where vision therapy comes in.

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Unraveling Vision-Related Learning Challenges

Vision is more than just seeing clearly; it involves various visual skills, including eye tracking, teaming, focusing, and visual processing. When any of these skills are compromised, it can impact a person's ability to read and learn effectively. Common signs that may indicate a vision-related learning issue include:

  • Skipping Words or Lines: Losing one's place while reading or skipping words and lines may indicate a vision-tracking problem.
  • Headaches or Eye Strain: Frequent headaches or eye strain while reading can be linked to vision problems. These can cause poor stamina for reading and school work.
  • Difficulty Maintaining Attention: Difficulty concentrating during reading or learning tasks may result from visual discomfort or strain.
  • Confusion with Letters: If letters like 'b,' 'd,' 'p,' and 'q' are often confused, it may be due to a visual processing issue.
  • Reading Below Grade Level: If a child or adult consistently reads below their expected grade level, it could be a sign of a vision-related learning challenge.

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Vision Therapy for Reading and Learning Challenges

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Vision therapy is a powerful tool for addressing reading and learning difficulties associated with visual issues. It's a customized treatment program that focuses on improving the visual skills necessary for successful learning. Through a combination of in-office sessions and at-home exercises, vision therapy aims to:

  • Enhance eye tracking and teaming skills.
  • Improve convergence and focusing abilities.
  • Enhance visual processing and interpretation.
  • Reduce visual discomfort and eye strain.

When to Consider Vision Therapy for Reading and Learning Challenges

  • When Reading Struggles Persist

    If reading difficulties persist despite conventional interventions, it may be time to explore vision therapy as an alternative solution.

  • Difficulty Maintaining Focus

    Children with trouble sustaining attention during reading, school work, or learning tasks may benefit from vision therapy.

  • Undetected Vision Problems

    Vision issues that go undetected can hinder learning progress. Vision therapy can discover and address these hidden challenges.

  • Enhancing Academic Performance

    Vision therapy can equip your child with the tools to improve their learning and socializing, boosting their confidence at the same time.

Patient Reviews
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- May. 08, 2024
Dr. Prazer is great. Explains things in everyday language. I have used Dr. Prazer for years and high... ly recommend him.
- May. 05, 2024
Great people, great results.
- May. 03, 2024
Always pleasant, prompt, helpful and compassionate. Love how much Dr. Prazer knows about nutrition... and his other aspects of health and wellness work together with eye care.
- Apr. 21, 2024
I never want to go anywhere else for eye care. Everyone at this practice is so kind, considerate, an... d highly knowledgeable.
- Apr. 12, 2024
It was immediate love at first sight! Not only did the elevator open to an enormous gorgeous space, ... but I was greeted by a knowledgeable, welcoming team of Opticians at Eyecare. I arrived a little late after a difficult and stressful day, but they embraced me with open arms, and we got to work. This was my first visit so I had to complete some New Patient paperwork, however they helped me with completion so not to delay my time there. My evaluation with Nicole and Dr. Shuster was brief but quite thorough.  It’s always a little nerve wracking when you’re meeting a new medical team, but They made me feel comfortable, listened and answered questions I had about my prescription and plan. Then came the fun part and my primary reason for scheduling with them! I was skeptical that they would not meet my expectations in terms of frame options, as I have been disappointed and looking for fun funky frames for over a year. Believe me when I say, I was pleasantly surprised! Suzanne who I had spoken with before my appt to confirm, listened to my preferences and had already set aside some frames for me to try. Then, despite me being there at the end of the night, Bailey and Cherie spent considerable time while I tried on as many frames as I could.  Now, I’ll admit I am a tough critic and quite particular looking for specific shapes and dramatic colors.  When you’ve worn glasses long enough, you know what you want.  Well I may not have found what I thought I was looking for, but they opened my eyes to other options, and now I have to make a difficult decision on one or another, or maybe both! They offer a variety of high-end brands, but are reasonably priced, and they have some amazing bargains to take advantage of.  Plus, they are open later, which is hard to find, and I am so thankful for, with my work schedule.  They informed me that get new inventory pretty frequently which was music to my ears! Either way, I will be buying and will without a doubt be returning to work with this amazing team and selection of frames!  I encourage all of you who have imperfect vision to go explore.  I was referred by a very satisfied friend, and now I want to do the referring!  If it’s your first time, they will guide you!   I promise you will not regret it!
- Mar. 06, 2024
I am starting my second year with Dr. Shuster. I was sent to her from an eye doctor who had concern... s about my eyes. Dr. Shuster is knowledgeable and treats me with compassion. I am very grateful to have been sent to Pediatric & Adult Vision Care.
- Jan. 30, 2024
My husband and I have been coming here for a few years and we love it. Everyone is so professional a... nd kind. We even get to have our appointment together which is fun & saves us some time.
- Jan. 26, 2024
I love how well they work with my kids!
- Jan. 19, 2024
My granddaughter has received great service and therapy to eye needs in a professional and friendly ... environment.
- Jan. 11, 2024
We have had the most positive experience with Joe, and I am so impressed with my son’s progress!
- Dec. 29, 2023
So professional. Every communication & interaction is friendly & clear. Everyone from the check-in c... rew to the evaluator, doctor & check out crew is capable and well-informed. They know all about my insurance coverage and double check I’m using my benefits to the max. I’ve been a patient for about 3 years & my husband for about 15 years.
- Dec. 13, 2023
Dr Robert Prazer and his vision therapy staff are professional and skilled. They saved my vision.
- Dec. 10, 2023
Dr. R. Prazer is a must see professional.
- Nov. 22, 2023
Everyone is always very friendly and kind. Dr. McChesney is great, very knowledgable, patient, frien... dly and imformative. From the moment you call to schedule the appointment, to the check-in, the exam, and the help with getting glasses, everything is a breeze. Drive an hour just to come to this office, and it is worth it!
- Nov. 11, 2023
Bailey in the eyeglass area is amazing. What a great employee and very sweet, positive and uplifting... for the customers. It was such a great experience!!! 💗
- Nov. 09, 2023
They were able to find the issue that my daughter was having quickly when none of her teachers could... identify why she was having issues reading. Through a series of tests, they identified that her eyes were having issues working together which is why she was a slow reader and couldn't copy this down from the board easily. So glad we found out about this place.
- Nov. 05, 2023
Excellent treatment and service. Able to schedule appointment quickly without a great delay. Very ni... ce offices and attentive staff. Made selection of glasses and contacts very easy by having lots of choices.
- Oct. 28, 2023
Been very impressed with this team from all angles!! Exams, contacts, and glasses!
- Oct. 16, 2023
This place has a insane amount of knowledge behind its staff. Could not recommend it enough! I went... in due to a concussion and I feel better treated than I had most other places throughout my recovery.
- Sep. 15, 2023
Very professional office with state of the art equipment.

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Vision Therapy in Wexford

Our optometry practice in Wexford

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Hours
  • Monday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Tuesday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Wednesday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Thursday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Friday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Saturday 8:00 am - 1:30 pm
  • Sunday Closed
Insurance Plans
  • VSP
  • Medicare
  • United Healthcare
  • Spectera
  • Davis Vision
  • National Vision Administration (NVA)
  • EyeMed
  • VBA
  • Blue Cross
  • MetLife
  • Aetna
  • UPMC Health Plan

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Unlocking Your Child’s Potential for Academic Success

Reading and learning difficulties should not stand in the way of academic success. Vision therapy offers a path to empower children with the visual skills needed to excel in reading and learning.

If your child faces reading challenges, schedule an appointment with EyeCare Specialties Pediatric & Adult today. Together, we can improve their learning for a brighter future.

(724) 935-9999