VISION THERAPY

VISION THERAPY IS A SUPERVISED, NON-SURGICAL AND CUSTOMIZED PROGRAM OF OCULAR EXERCISES DESIGNED BY AN OPTOMETRIST, TO CORRECT CERTAIN VISION PROBLEMS AND/OR IMPROVE VISUAL SKILLS.

What is Vision Therapy?

Vision therapy is a supervised, non-surgical and customized program of ocular exercises designed by an optometrist, to correct certain vision problems and/or improve visual skills.  The goal with vision therapy is to teach the visual system to correct itself and help patients accomplish clear and comfortable binocular vision. Studies have shown that vision therapy helps in reducing eyestrain and other symptoms of computer vision syndrome in children and adults.

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How it works

Improves patient’s essential visual skills
Expands patient’s visual comfort and efficiency
Can help improve visual processing and interpretation
It is physical therapy for the visual system and the parts of the brain that control vision.
Does not change the anatomy of the eye nor the eye muscles, as is the case with ocular surgeries.
It is generally done in office once or twice a week.
May include the use of lenses, prisms, filters and computer-assisted visual activities.
Some home exercises maybe needed depending on the severity of vision problem.
Each session is about 45 minuets long with supervision

It is important to understand that vision therapy does not strengthen eye muscles. Instead it teaches the visual pathway to correct itself and work more efficient. Vision therapy can be used in the treatment of :

Amblyopia
Strabismus
Other binocular vision problems
Eye movement disorders
Accommodative (focusing) disorders
Visual-perceptual disorders
Vision problems associated with developmental disabilities
Vision problems associated with acquired brain injury (such as from a stroke or concussion).

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