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Better Vision Today for a Brighter Future

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We Treat Beyond Eyes, We Treat People.
Welcome to Vision Therapy

Dr. Debbie Luk is Calgary’s only board-certified and residency-trained developmental optometrist and is the official eye doctor for the Calgary Flames. She sees patients by referral for disorders such as eye-tracking disorders, lazy eye (amblyopia) and eye turn (strabismus, convergence insufficiency). Furthermore, Dr. Luk offers visual skills and visual perceptual evaluations for patients with reading or learning disabilities and traumatic brain injuries. If any visual deficits are found, we provide neuro-optometric vision therapy and rehabilitation, prisms, tints and/or glasses prescriptions. For patients who are interested in enhancing their visual skills, we provide Sports Vision Training. Over the years, we have worked closely with Hailey Wickenheiser, Hockey Alberta, Olympic athletes and Alberta Amature Baseball Council.

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What is Vision Therapy?

Vision Therapy is an individualized neuro-optometric rehabilitation program designed to improve visual function. The goal is to enhance eye tracking, focusing and teaming abilities as well as eye-hand coordination and visual processing speed. Vision therapy provides patients with the foundation to read, learn and play sports at their full potential.

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Pediatric Vision

Our doctors and vision therapists love working with infants and kids. We have plenty of child-friendly equipment to get a reliable and thorough assessment. Also, we are very patient, compassionate and adaptable to your needs. We want to ensure that our young patients feel happy, calm and comfortable.

Vision Therapy for Adult

Adult Vision Therapy

Vision Therapy is not only for children; adults have just as much of a need. Vision Therapy is effective for adults, especially if they are motivated to improve their visual abilities. There is no age limit because of neuroplasticity. We can help adults with lazy eye (amblyopia), eye turn (strabismus), traumatic brain injury (concussion, whiplash) and special needs.

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Vision & Learning

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Sports Vision Enhancement

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Nearsightedness & Myopia

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Amblyopia/Lazy Eye

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Child Development

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Vision Therapy provides a non-invasive alternative to eye muscle surgery

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Vision Therapy Calgary provides comprehensive assessment of visual information processing, binocular function and other visual skills.

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Children do not outgrow lazy eye and eye muscle problem

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Sports Vision Therapy enhances reaction speed and depth perception

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Vision problems can affect motor development and eye-hand coordination

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1 in 5 children have a vision problem that affects reading 

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Did you know that a post-concussion or TBI ought to be evaluated by an eye doctor trained in neuro optometry?

A. After any form of head trauma, people have to go undergo various tests and evaluations to help them recover. Whether they have to visit a neurologist or a chiropractor, Whenever there is a head injury, you can expect the rest of the body has suffered as well. What may seem most important and often overlooked however is their vision. Most of our learning is done through our eyes, so any form of head trauma can disrupt visual processes resulting in a multitude of symptoms, such as headaches, dizziness, poor balance, blurry vision, an inability to focus or concentrate for long periods. It is critical to get an evaluation by an eye doctor trained in neuro optometry to ensure that you can recover from any sort of head trauma or concussion without lingering side-effects.

How can athletes improve their game, reaction time, and ... read faster, too?

A. Top athletes typically have a physical makeup that is well above the average player and their vision as well. Yet as many athletes tend to develop their skills with hand-to-hand coordination or stamina training, Sports vision training is a powerful tool that affects their entire game. In most sports, reaction time is Key at making the necessary call or move to win the game. And yes, developing your vision on the field can also make you read faster too.

 

Are children really required to get an annual pediatric eye exam?

A. Children often are the epitome of good health, however, their vision happens to be more sensitive and less stable than adults. As adults age, they become increasingly concerned about eye disease, children may require additional help to develop their visual skills. An annual pediatric eye exam is critical to ensure that their visual development is progressing normally.

How does eye tracking relate to convergence insufficiency?

A. When your eyes are unable to look at nearby objects together, this can cause eye turns, double or blurred vision, or what is referred to as convergence insufficiency. Eye-tracking is one of the skills that a child develops as they learn to read. When eye tracking is not fully developed, a child may skip lines or lose their place, and this can also be categorized as convergence insufficiency.

 

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Latest Technology

We are passionate about helping our patients reach their visual potential. This is why we invest in the latest diagnostic and vision training tools. Our clinic is equipped with OCT and digital retinal imagining, visual field/peripheral vision testing, Nike Strobe Vapor glasses, FITLIGHT, Sanet Vision Integration, Vergence Training System, Amblyopia INET and Peceptual Training System. We also have a variety of colour blindness tests, and colour tinted lenses for light sensitivity and improving contrast.

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Zoom Vision Therapy

For patients who live far from Calgary, we may be able to conduct Vision Therapy through video conferencing. We have patients who live in various parts of Alberta such as Edmonton, Red Deer, Lethbridge as well as other regions of Canada. Using remote therapy, we are able to increase accessibility and successfully help patients with lazy eye, eye tracking problems, convergence insufficiency and other visual impediments to reading. Click to learn more about Zoom Vision Therapy.

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