Benefits? - Learning - Dyslexia -
ADD - Lazy Eye - Stress -
Some visual conditions cannot
be treated adequately with just glasses, contact lenses and/or patching, and are
best resolved through a program of 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 teaming
- eye movements
- 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
Who Benefits from Vision Therapy?
Children and adults with
visual challenges, such as:
Vision therapy can
help those individuals who lack the necessary visual skills for effective
reading, writing, and learning (i.e., eye movement and focusing skills,
convergence, eye-hand activity, visual memory skills, etc.).
learn more about vision-related learning problems, visit any of these Web pages
on reading, learning
disabilities, ADD/ADHD, dyslexia,
2. Poor Binocular Coordination
Vision therapy helps
individuals develop normal coordination and teamwork of the two eyes (binocular
vision). When the two eyes fail to work together as an effective team,
performance in many areas can suffer (reading, sports, depth perception, eye
To learn more about binocular
vision, visit these Web pages on 3D
vision and depth perception, convergence
insufficiency, or The Framing
3. Strabismus and Amblyopia
programs offer much higher cure rates for turned eyes and/or lazy eye when
compared to eye surgery, glasses, and/or patching, without therapy. The earlier
the patient receives vision therapy the better, however, our office has
successfully treated patients well past 21 years of age.
learn more about vision therapy and eye
turns or lazy
eye, visit the many informative Web pages of children-special-needs.org.
Stress-induced Visual Difficulties
lifestyles demand more from our vision than ever before. Children and adults in our technological society constantly use their
near vision at work and at home. Computer
vision syndrome (CVS) is one of the fastest growing health concerns in the
workplace today. Environmental
stresses on the visual system (including excessive computer use or close work)
can induce eyestrain, headaches, and/or visual difficulties, which can be
effectively treated with corrective lenses and/or vision therapy.
Visual Rehabilitation for Special P
Vision can be
compromised as a result of neurological disorders or trauma to the nervous
system (such as traumatic brain injuries, stroke, whiplash, developmental
delays, cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, etc.). Vision therapy can
effectively treat the visual consequences of trauma (including double vision).
learn more about brain injuries and vision, visit braininjuries.org.
Vision Therapy can be the
answer to many visual problems. Don't hesitate to contact us with your
questions. To read definitions of vision therapy by outside sources, please visit children-special-needs.org.
more to healthy vision than 20/20 eyesight!
more about symptoms of visual problems that affect
sports, and quality of life.
of optometrists.org and vision3d.com
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