Vision Therapy in Greater Lowell

Vision Therapy for Reading and Learning

(978) 452-0127
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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Vision Therapy in Greater Lowell

Our optometry practice in Greater Lowell

Photograph of Steven P.  Sikalis
Hours
  • Monday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tuesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Wednesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Thursday 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
    1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Friday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
Insurance Plans
  • VSP
  • Medicare
  • United Healthcare
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • EyeMed
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield

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.

Patient Reviews
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- Jul. 12, 2023
Great eye care. Very helpful and friendly staff. Dr. Sikalis is an amazing Optometrist. Highly recom... mend.
- Mar. 21, 2023
Great experience! My concerns were listened to and everything was explained very clearly to help wit... h my dry eyes. Tori and Debbie were extremely helpful when I was picking out glasses. I'm very indecisive and they both had great patience and gave me great advice!
- Nov. 12, 2022
Very professional. Well organized. Dr. Sikalis takes time to explain everything to you. Great plac... e!!
- Nov. 09, 2022
Very thorough with eye exams and staff is so warm and friendly!
- Oct. 07, 2022
A long term patient of Steve Sikalis, I can’t say enough about the care and consideration I receiv... e. Steve takes the time to explain everything to me and I know he joins me in advocating for my eye health. Proficient and friendly; that’s what I want in my health care professionals. Dr Sikalis is all that and more.
- Sep. 28, 2022
Very nice stuffs. . On time appointments. Happy to be there .
- Jul. 28, 2022
Been going here for years. Staff is always pleasant, and Dr. Sikalis is wonderful!
- Jul. 27, 2022
Loved
- Jun. 29, 2022
I brought my dad here as a new patient, Dr. Harney is very efficient, took his time and explain ever... ything relating to diabetic eye disease.
- Apr. 28, 2022
Very friendly coming in. The doctor took time in explaining his findings and what they meant. Friend... ly with helping pick out glasses.
- Apr. 07, 2022
Dr Chris K is such an awesome human being. He has taken care of my dad and daughter’s eyes for yea... rs. The team is amazing at this practice. I strongly recommend Advanced Eye Care Associates.
- Mar. 30, 2022
The staff was kind and efficient! I would definitely recommend Advanced Eye Associates!
- Mar. 17, 2022
I really liked this place and was comfortable being there.. very nice people here.. would definitely... recommend it
- Feb. 21, 2022
Very friendly, very efficient, thorough eye exam. Doctor took the time to talk and explain. Everyb... ody works together seamlessly - it is obviously a very well-run office, and it is also obvious that everybody loves working there and being a part of the team. Wife had diabetes, glaucoma, and other conditions. She went here for several years and loved them and the care she got. They took good care of her, and she - and I - couldn't say enough nice things about them.
- Feb. 17, 2022
Dr Sikalis is an excellent educator on your eye health and well-being. Glad I found this office many... years ago.
- Feb. 01, 2022
Gone there for years, everyone is so nice and helpful!
- Jan. 28, 2022
They are very friendly ,very professional They explained everything to me what's going on I was very... pleased with the service i would recommend it to everyone.
- Jan. 25, 2022
I had the BEST experience at Advanced Eye Care with Dr. Karalekas! I was in need of an immediate ap... pointment, and found this practice on the VSP website under their premier office listings. The staff was extremely professional and helpful, and booked a same-day appointment for my emergency. Dr. Karalekas was kind, empathetic, and had a wonderful manner with me as a patient. He addressed all my concerns and was able to refer me to a specialist (also the same day!) for a second opinion on my issue. The staff at Advanced Eye Care Associates was wonderful and I'll be switching my routine wellness visits to this office. I was so pleased and happy to have found this practice on a quick search, and am looking forward to receiving my regular care here. Thank you again from a very satisfied NEW patient!!!
- Jan. 05, 2022
I had my first visit with Advanced Eye Care yesterday and was pleasantly surprised. The tech explain... ed each test in detail and what they do even though this wasn't my first eye exam. Doctor Harney took the time to listen to me and explained the test results. He was friendly and professional and I'll be using this practice for my eye exams from now on!
- Dec. 24, 2021
I've been to quite a few eye Dr over the years and none have compared to Advanced Eye Care. Dr Kara... likas is the best! He genuinely cares about his patients and work. And the staff is always pleasant and very helpful. I highly recommend.

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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.


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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 Advanced EyeCare Associates today. Together, we can improve their learning for a brighter future.

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