Just as your vision plays a vital role in so many activities in your life, your other senses work together with your vision to frame the way you receive and understand information from the world around you. Our team at Eyes For Wellness in Indianapolis offers our patients more than just unparalleled eye and vision care. Let’s look at an overview of our sensory learning program, which is an important concept that outlines how your eyes, ears, and inner ear/sense of balance can be stimulated to teach them to work better together.
The Sensory Learning Program is a unique simultaneous, multi-sensory stimulation program that is especially effective for children and adults who may have sustained a mild to severe head injury due to birth trauma, head injuries as an adult such as concussions or stroke, or sensory hypersensitivity that is often classified within the autistic spectrum disorder. Eyes For Wellness is the only clinic in the state that offers this unique and highly effective therapy program.
Some people experience an array of symptoms having to do with sensory perception. Some find crowded and noisy situations to be overwhelming, endure sensitivity to light, process things more slowly when they are verbally addressed, or notice they have trouble recalling certain details. These and other signs may be mild or severe and sometimes make up the behavior traits of persons with a developmental disorder.
These challenges have to do with the way the sensory organs perform, with the visual, auditory, and vestibular (inner ear) organs working together properly. There may be a disconnect between them, but studies have shown that training programs designed by specialists can bridge the gap and bring about impressive and life-changing results. You may see improvements in balance, sleep quality, stress management, energy levels, and motor skills.
If our optometrist has detected that you have a lazy eye during your eye exam, you will likely need to perform some exercises that stimulate the less responsive eye and train it to work together with the other eye. Similar training for your senses can serve as a helpful precursor to vision therapy for relevant conditions and symptoms. A sensory learning program usually entails a regimen of engaging the visual, auditory, and vestibular organs all at once, going through exercises that strengthen their connection. This practice is continued at home after the initial sessions to build on your progress, with Dr. VanHoy mapping your field of vision and other parameters to monitor your success.
Our team at Eyes For Wellness offers complimentary demonstrations of our Sensory Learning Program. The program is designed for patients of all ages and can be customized around any sensory challenges. Contact us today to schedule your complimentary demonstration of this highly effective therapy program.
Eyes For Wellness is committed to the health and vision care of our patients. If you live in or around Indianapolis, call us today at 317-818-0541 to schedule an eye exam and take advantage of the many services we offer.
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