What is Vision Therapy?
Vision therapy is a doctor supervised treatment program developed to improve fundamental visual skills. An optometrist performs an in-depth evaluation to assess how the eyes function, in order to identify any potential vision-related deficiencies. Vision therapy can be prescribed to enhance visual abilities and improve the brain’s ability to control eye alignment, eye teaming, eye focusing abilities, eye movements, and visual processing. Our therapy program is individualized to address visual-motor or perceptual-cognitive insufficiencies using lenses, prisms, and specialized equipment.
Who is Vision Therapy For?
Vision therapy can be effective for both children and adults. Visual skills that can be enhanced include, but are not limited to: eye-teaming and hand-eye coordination, focusing ability, eye movement accuracy, depth perception, and visual information processing. Training these skills can be advantageous and transferrable to many aspects of life, including sports. Additionally, specific vision problems such as amblyopia (“lazy eye”) and strabismus (“eye turn”), or patients with a history of brain injury can also benefit from vision therapy.
What are Some Signs of a Potential Vision Problem?
- Holds objects very close
- Blurry vision up close and/or far away
- Double vision
- Frequent eye rubbing, or tired eyes
- Headaches during reading or school work
- Short attention span
- Frequent loss of place during reading, skipping lines, re-reading, or poor reading comprehension
- Poor copying or hand-eye coordination skills
- Trouble learning right and left
- Reverses letters or words