Some visual conditions cannot be treated adequately with just glasses, contact lenses and/or patching, and are best resolved through a program of Optometric Vision Therapy.
What is Vision Therapy?
Vision Therapy is an individualized, supervised, treatment program designed to correct visual-motor and/or perceptual-cognitive deficiencies. Vision Therapy sessions include procedures designed to enhance the brain’s ability to control:
- eye alignment
- eye tracking
- eye movements
- eye teaming
- eye focusing abilities
- visual processing
Visual-motor skills and endurance are developed through the use of specialized computer and optical devices, including therapeutic lenses, prisms, and filters. During the final stages of therapy, the patient’s newly acquired visual skills are reinforced and made automatic through repetition and by integration with motor and cognitive skills.
Who Benefits from Vision Therapy?
Children and adults with visual challenges, such as:
Learning-related Vision Problems
Vision Therapy can help those individuals who lack the necessary visual skills for effective reading, writing, and learning, including ADD/ADHD, dyslexia, poor reading comprehension and/or fluency, and tracking problems.
Poor Binocular (two-eyed) Coordination
Vision Therapy helps individuals develop normal coordination and teamwork of the two eyes (binocular vision) for the following conditions:
- Amblyopia (lazy eye)
- Convergence Insufficiency (common near vision disorder)
- Diplopia (double vision)
- When the two eyes fail to work together as an effective team, performance in many areas can suffer (reading, sports, depth perception, eye contact, etc.).
- Lack of stereopsis (depth perception)
- Strabismus (cross-eyed, wandering eye, eye turns)
Visual Rehabilitation for Special Needs
Vision can be compromised as a result of neurological disorders, trauma, or developmental delays. Vision Therapy can effectively treat the visual consequences of conditions such as:
- Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
- Cerebral Palsy
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Autism Spectrum Disorders
Sports Vision Enhancement
Strong visual skills are critical to sports success. Not much happens in sports until your eyes instruct your hands and body as to what to do! We can measure and successfully improve eye-hand coordination, visual reaction time, peripheral vision, eye focusing, eye tracking and teaming, visualization skills, and more. Find out how children and adults improve coordination and sports ability through Vision Therapy.
Vision Therapy can be the answer to many visual problems. Please contact our office with your questions.