Vision Therapy in Brantford

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“When vision is working well, it guides and leads; when not, it interferes.” 

—John W. Streff, OD

Vision is much more than visual acuity. It guides movement and allows us to navigate our environment and learn from our surroundings. 

Any deficiency in the efficacy of the visual system can impact our academic and athletic performance. If visual deficiencies are severe, they can even impact our ability to enjoy normal day-to-day activities. Improving our visual system and allowing it to reach its full potential can drastically improve our quality of life.

Vision therapy is based on the concept of neuroplasticity—new, more efficient neural pathways can be created through practice and skilled coaching. In vision therapy, we teach the brain a more effective way to use the visual system. 

Vision therapy sessions are done one on one with a trained vision therapist under the supervision of an optometrist. More than just “eye exercises,” the coaching that a patient receives from their therapist is a key factor in success.

Learn more about vision therapy today!

Vital Visual Skills

Much like walking and talking, visual skills are learned. We aren’t born with them. During vision therapy, we focus on a range of visual skills. Each of these skills are used to perform daily activities.

Visual skills can be affected by traumatic brain injuries or other neurological issues, or they can simply not develop properly in the first place.

Some important visual skills include:

  • Eye-tracking: Following moving objects.
  • Simultaneous alignment: Lining both eyes up at the same point either together or far away.
  • Depth perception: Assessing how far away or close together objects are.
  • Visual perception: Being able to decipher what is going on around you through visual cues.
  • Sustaining focus: Keeping a clear image of an object at a variety of distances.

If you or your child is having difficulty with any of these skills, please book an appointment with our vision therapist today.

Our Locations

Brantford

  • 268 Brant Ave.
  • Brantford, ON N3T 3J7

(closed July/August and holiday weekend Saturdays)

Ohsewken

  • 1721 Chiefswood Rd, Unit 13
  • Ohsweken, ON N0A 1M0

Call us Mondays and Wednesdays between 9:00 am-4:00 pm (We are closed 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm). Please call the Brantford location on other days of the week.

Our Blog

Can Dry Eyes Cause Floaters?

Dry eye

Many Canadians, approximately 6 million, live with a condition known as dry eyes. Dry eyes can have many symptoms that can disrupt your daily life, like having blurred vision, mild physical irritations, and redness. Having normal changes to your vision can cause you to see eye floaters. Sometimes, with age, the appearance of eye floaters […]

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February 16, 2023
Dr. Cynthia Markarian Bahoshy

Can I Sleep with Contacts In?

Contact Lenses

Many people believe that sleeping with contact lenses is safe. So it’s no surprise that one-third of contact lens wearers sleep or nap with their contacts.  With a proper fit and prescription at your optometrist’s office, contact lenses may feel so comfortable you can forget you’re wearing a medical device in your eyes. We understand […]

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January 19, 2023
Dr. Cynthia Markarian Bahoshy

When Is It Too Late to Prevent Lazy Eye?

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For many children, a lazy eye is a potential concern for their overall vision. If left unaddressed, this condition can affect someone into adulthood. A lazy eye is often treatable, but is it ever too late to prevent this condition from developing?  Continue reading to learn more about amblyopia, including if it’s ever too late […]

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September 22, 2022
Dr. Cynthia Markarian Bahoshy
view of a blue sky with white clouds. There are black lines and squiggles on the image to represent eye floaters caused by dry eye

Many Canadians, approximately 6 million, live with a condition known as dry eyes. Dry eyes can have many symptoms that can disrupt your daily life, like having blurred vision, mild physical irritations, and redness. Having normal changes to your vision can cause you to see eye floaters. Sometimes, with age, the appearance of eye floaters […]

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A close-up of a man's eyes got infected after sleeping with contact lenses on.

Many people believe that sleeping with contact lenses is safe. So it’s no surprise that one-third of contact lens wearers sleep or nap with their contacts.  With a proper fit and prescription at your optometrist’s office, contact lenses may feel so comfortable you can forget you’re wearing a medical device in your eyes. We understand […]

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a child with amblyopia, or lazy eye

For many children, a lazy eye is a potential concern for their overall vision. If left unaddressed, this condition can affect someone into adulthood. A lazy eye is often treatable, but is it ever too late to prevent this condition from developing?  Continue reading to learn more about amblyopia, including if it’s ever too late […]

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