Vision Therapy

Therapy for clear and comfortable vision


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What is Vision Therapy?

Vision therapy is a progressive program of vision procedures performed under doctor supervision that improves focus, coordination, information processing, and depth perception. Each therapy program is individualized to fit the visual needs of each patient. It is generally conducted in-office, in once- or twice-weekly sessions with additional home exercises.

What is the goal of vision therapy?

The goal of Vision Therapy is to help patients develop or improve fundamental visual skills and abilities. This enhances visual skills and efficiency and increases the ability of the patient to processes or interpret visual information.

How does it work?

Are glasses enough to help with vision problems?

For many vision issues, glasses and contact are not enough. They only act as band-aids that do not address the underlying cause of the vision problem. Vision therapy helps the eyes to have better coordination, stamina, strength, and control.

I have perfect vision; can I benefit from vision therapy?

Traditional vision exams only check how well you can see a letter at a distance of 20 feet. Even though you can see that letter, you may still lack other crucial visual skills such as: eye movement control, eye muscle strength and stamina, and depth perception.

Who can benefit from Vision Therapy?

Children

 
Decreased coordination, comprehension, and school performance, as well as headaches and reading, are often related to undiagnosed visual issues. Even children with 20/20 vision still lack visual skills needed to read and learn at their full potential. These vision issues are often not discovered during a traditional eye exam. These children are often misdiagnosed as having a learning or behavioral disability. Vision therapy finds and corrects areas of weakness in a child’s vision.

 

Adults

 
Adults who suffer from fatigue, headaches, eye strain, dizziness, nausea, double vision, depth perception issues, or difficulty while driving often have a weakness in their visual system that is causing symptoms. Vision Therapy will uncover and correct these areas of weakness in your vision.

 

Athletes

 
Average visual skills are not sufficient for athletes who want to perform at elite levels. Vision training specific to an athlete’s sport and position enhance the visual skills necessary for performance at the highest level. Please see our Sports Vision Training page for more information.

 

ADD and ADHD

 
Although not visual disorders, ADD or ADHD can often be improved with Vision Therapy. This is because these children often have deficiencies in their visual system that affect their behavior and learning. In fact, many children with deficiencies in their visual system are often misdiagnosed as having ADD or ADHD. Vision therapy addresses deficiencies in a child’s visual system and often leads to greatly improved symptoms.

 

Amblyopia (aka Lazy Eye or Eye Turn)

 
Amblyopia, also known as a “lazy eye”, comes from an eye-turn or blurry vision. This condition can be significantly improved or completely resolved with vision therapy.

 

Autism

 
Visual problems are very common in individuals with autism. Vision therapy helps autistic patients organize and stabilize their vision, increase eye coordination, and improve visual processing.

 

Concussion

 
The majority of the neural connections in the brain are involved in an aspect of vision. Therefore, almost every person who suffers a concussion will have visual side effects. The most common visual effects of a concussion can be greatly improved through vision therapy.

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