Vision & Learning in Grande Prairie

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Vision & Learning: An Important Connection

We use our eyes every day to take in the world around us, and a lot of that time is spent learning new things. Considering that 80% of learning is visual, having a strong connection between your eyes and your brain will help you achieve your best potential, no matter your age.

Aurora Eye Care is the Peace Region’s resource for vision therapy. Start by booking your eye exam and let our optometrists help you determine if vision therapy can help improve your outlook on life.

How Vision Therapy Helps

Having a solid foundation of visual skills is essential to establishing a healthy connection between your eyes and your brain. 

When your eyes and your brain are “speaking the same language,” or rather, working together to convey the image you see, you can focus more on your schoolwork, career, sports, and recreational activities.

Determining the Vision Issues You Have

Before we determine what issues you or your child have, we’ll perform a comprehensive eye exam.

Eye exams are very important to ensure the eyes are very healthy and have the best glasses prescription possible (if necessary). Within that visit, your optometrist will test a range of visual skills and take an in depth history to learn more about your visual world. They will be able to determine if further testing is recommended and connect you with our vision therapy team.

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Training Your Eyes, Training Your Mind

The next step is a functional eye exam. This is more in-depth than our comprehensive eye exam, and we will assess your visual skills and go over an extensive health history with you or your child. 

Then, we will determine what areas of visual skills need to be enhanced. This could include:

  • Eye movements
  • Eye teaming
  • Eye Focusing 
  • Visual perception
  • Primitive Reflex Evaluation

During the assessment we measure the skills needed for reading fluency, letter reversals, attention/concentration, overall learning abilities and more. Based on the testing, we will determine the depth of the visual problem that may be contributing to educational or vocational performance. We will provide a consultation reviewing the findings of the assessment, as well as the recommendations. We may prescribe lenses or a plan for therapeutic solutions to the visual problems. 

When we focus on improving the connection between the eyes and the brain, it allows you or your child to see easier, often resulting in better understanding of what’s being taught.

Because 1 in 10 children have a vision problem that significantly affects their ability to learn in the classroom, it’s important to help build these visual skills to help them succeed in school and in life. Seeing clearly (visual acuity) is only 1 of 17 visual skills that we need for reading and learning. 

As an adult, vision problems can be frustrating and impact your higher education, career, and sports and recreational activities. We are here to help.If you have any questions, please talk to our knowledgeable vision therapy team. Do you want to find out if vision therapy is right for you or your child? fill out our online assessment  OR book your consultation with Aurora Eye Care.

Our Locations

Grande Prairie

Our location is on the corner of 92nd Street and 100th Avenue, right across from Starbucks in the same plaza as Shoppers Drug Mart.

  • 101 9920 92 St.
  • Grande Prairie, AB T8X 0E7


We’re located right on the main road heading west on 4th Avenue, just past the Scotiabank on the left.

  • 5015 4th Ave.
  • Edson, AB T7E 1V2


Find us right underneath the clock on Connaught Drive, nestled in the alcove, with plenty of street parking available.

  • 622C Connaught Dr.
  • Jasper, AB T0E 1E0

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