Pediatric Eye Care

    • Dr. Meg Brya

      Dr. Meg Brya's qualifications

      Dr. Meg Brya is a Fellow of the College of Optometrists in Vision Development, an organization dedicated to educating and designating qualified eye doctors who care to those with visual problems including amblyopia (lazy eye), focusing problems, visual processing issues and visual problems due to traumatic brain injury.  Becoming a Fellow requires several years of extra studying, case reports, examinations and a final oral examination in front of a board of Fellows.  It is rigorous process that demonstrates a higher level...Read More

    • What is Vision Therapy?

      What is Vision Therapy?

      Vision Therapy (also known as vision training, visual therapy, or visual training) is therapy involving procedures (eye exercises) which are aimed at improving visual skills such as helping the eyes work together as a team, binocular coordination and depth perception, focusing, acuity (clarity of sight), and "hand-eye" or "vision-body" coordination. Vision therapy can involve a variety of procedures to correct neurophysiological or neurosensory visual dysfunctions and is important for young patients with amblyopia or "lazy...Read More

    • Who Might Need a Vision Therapy Evaluation?

      Who Might Need a Vision Therapy Evaluation?

      Children and adults that suffer from the following symptoms may benefit from a vision therapy evaluation with Dr. Meg Brya and our trained vision therapists: Losing place when reading or looking from the board to paper Blurry vision while reading Avoidance of tasks requiring sustained visual attention Difficulty remembering spelling words or math facts Reversals of letters, numbers or words after age seven Decreased reading comprehension Sloppy handwriting and excessive erasures Complaints of headaches or eye-strain after reading Rubbing the eyes while reading Holding books...Read More

    • What Conditions Can Vision Therapy Treat?

      What Conditions Can Vision Therapy Treat?

      What Conditions can Vision Therapy Treat?Vision Therapy is a behavioral approach to correcting various eye problems that affect one's ability to receive and process visual information. A person may have "perfect" vision while reading an eye chart, pass a vision screening by reading 20/20, and still have developmental vision problems. The areas most often affected are focusing, eye teaming, eye movements and visual processing. Vision Therapy is an individualized treatment program designed to improve and...Read More

    • Vision and Learning in the Classroom

      Vision and Learning in the Classroom

      What can Teachers do? Detect vision problems: often the teacher is the first to notice visual difficulty. Look for signs and symptoms such as: Complaints of blur Reduced comprehension Squinting    Eye turning out or in Rubbing eyes    Loss of place Eyes watering   Covering one eye Getting close to the board  Letters/words moving around Discomfort while reading  Double Vision Holding work too close  Headaches when reading Using finger to keep place  Head movement when reading Skipping words  ...Read More

    • Vision Therapy Success Stories

      Vision Therapy Success Stories

      Read below for some real stories about children who have been helped with our Vision Therapy program: "Carson (7-years-old) was behind in school and having problems understanding the work. Now, after vision therapy he is reading better and understands what he reads and is finally getting confidence in himself. I would definetly recommend the Vision Therapy program.  Five Points Eye Care Vision Therapy program is great and I wish more parents knew about it. Many...Read More

    • Vision Therapy and Kid

      Vision Therapy and Kid's Vision Website Links

      Do You See What I See? A Scientist's Journey Into 3-D In this interview on National Public Radio's "Fresh Air" program, Dr. Susan Barry, a neurobiologist, gives the listener a perspective of what it is like to be born with an eye turn and unable to see in 3-D.  She explains how a developmental optometrist helped her retrain her eyes to allow her to see for the first time in 3-D, something she never thought possible.  Dr. Susan...Read More