In vision therapy, we use the acronym CATSPP to describe the following process:
Both eyes pointing at the same target
Target clear on the retina in both eyes
Smoothly moving our eyes together between targets
Sensing differences between the eyes to generate 3-dimensional images
Sensing where our eyes need to move next
Turning symbols into words and words into stories on the page
So, what happens when there is a problem in any single section of the CATSPP?
- The process is slowed down before it even reaches the visual cortex.
- Wasted energy causes comprehension to diminish
What does vision therapy do to prevent that?
- Fine-tuning the CATSPP so that vision does not limit the learning process.
- Preventing the visual system from acting as a limiting factor in a child’s development.
Axis Sports Vision Training
Visual acuity is invariably an important aspect of athletic performance. Sports vision training used to be reserved for collegiate and pro athletes, but today, this type of training is available to athletes of any age or level of ability. If you are an athlete interested in taking their performance to the next level – or the parent of one – then sports vision training is for you!
Skills that are improved through the Axis Sports Vision Training program include:
- Depth Perception
- Eye Focusing (Accommodation)
- Visual Reaction Speed (Reactive Agility)
- Binocular Vision (Vergence)
- Visual Attention and Processing
When I started I had very little control of my eyes. Through 13 weeks, including at home exercises, I now have great control! I’m able to read without my eyes spazing and I’m able to hold focus on small items. I 100% recommend eye therapy! It is easy exercises that make a HUGE difference! I have so much gratitude for the Axis team!
It helped me read and do a bunch more stuff. I did have to put thing of for it, but it was worth it. Then my eyes felt better when I did that other stuff. And the employees are so nice. Every time I walked in, I got a hi and every time I left, I got a bye. And we do some really fun things. Plus, I got a free backpack.
We didn’t know what Mason didn’t know until we met Dr. Sam. She was very informative while explaining that many of the things he wasn’t doing (& should have been) were an eye issue- not just being stubborn. After just a few sessions we saw small, but valuable changes. Every week Mason’s quality of life was improving. Our previously needy child is confident in everyday tasks such as dressing himself, being able to feed himself a full meal & so much more. His academic goals of writing on a line have been met as has his ability to color in the lines, interacting with the world has changed for him as he is now able to catch or kick a ball, climb playground equipment & run with others without a fear of falling. VT has been life changing for Mason, his siblings & their interactions with him & helped us as parents understand him!
Axis Sports Vision is an eight-week program that includes one 40-minute session per week. During each session, athletes engage in a wide range of activities, ensuring that their visual system is functioning at optimal efficiency.