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Vision Therapy for Patients with Strabismus: esotropia & exotropia

Does your child /loved one have an eye that drifts inward or outward?

Does your child have difficulty in sports?

Is there a history of lazy eye in your family?

Have you been told you have poor depth perception?

Six different muscles surround each eye. These muscles must work together so that both eyes can focus on one object.

In a child with strabismus, these muscles do not work together as they should which can cause the eyes to focus on different objects or points. When this occurs, each eye sends a different image to the brain. This can cause poor vision overall and also can greatly interfer with learning and reading.

Vision therapy is often and effectively used for strabismus (commonly called esotropia or exotropia). If you have eyes that do not properly work together, you may have had eye surgery. Unfortunately for many, eye surgery is not always effective in treating strabismus. Many find that after surgery their problem still persists.Once binocular vision is obtained through vision therapy, the chance of the eyes drifting again decreases. By using specifically designed vision therapy procedures, it is often possible to control eye teaming and produce depth perception without surgical intervention.

Unfortunately, children do not outgrow strabismus (esotropia or exotropia). If you suspect that your child has this condition, please contact our our office to have your child evaluated by one of our pediatric optometrists.

Important Notice

March 18th, 2020

Professional VisionCare and The Solution Center realize that COVID-19 is impacting all of our lives.  Please know that we stand with you, your families and our entire community during this difficult time.

Safety is our primary concern, safety for you, your loved ones, our team and our community.  To ensure the highest level of safety we are following a directive by the CDC which we received last evening to postpone all non-essential vision care, this means, all routine eye examinations will be postponed until after the virus has been contained. We will be available to see anyone that has an eye emergency.  If you have an eye problem, we will assess your individual concern and speak with you personally to determine the appropriate care.

If you have an appointment scheduled with us, you will be contacted by phone.  If we are unable to reach you by phone, we will send an email and a text.  We will first be calling patients who are scheduled in the next 2 weeks and continue to reach out to all patients as the landscape changes.

We genuinely care for all of you and all that we serve alongside. We will always do what is in the best interest of our patients and our team.  We will keep you informed as changes occur or as we have news to share.  Please be safe and take all necessary precautions, we are in this together and we will make it through.

Blessings to all of you,

The Doctors and Staff at Professional VisionCare