What is Vision Therapy?
Optometric vision therapy is an individualized treatment program designed to improve overall visual function and performance. Its proven results are derived from vision-based neurological and neuromuscular conditioning over time.
Many functional vision problems can be significantly improved through optometric vision therapy. It is a treatment modality for disorders including, but not limited to:
• Ocular motility dysfunction – eye movement disorders
• Vergence dysfunction – inefficiency in using both eyes together
• Strabismus – misalignment of the eyes
• Amblyopia – lazy eye
• Accommodative disorders – focusing problems
• Visual information processing disorders
• Visual sensory and motor integration
• Visual rehabilitation after traumatic brain injury
These visual conditions are best treated with optometric vision therapy, which enables an individual to learn more efficient ways to perform visually. Optometric vision therapy can improve visual function much like physical therapy can improve general motor function.
Our Vision Therapy Program
Our vision therapy program involves a combination of in-office treatment and home therapy.
The frequency of in-office treatment varies per patient. Most patients have one to two weekly sessions with the therapist. Then re-evaluations with the neuro-optometrist every 6-8 weeks to monitor progress and tailor the treatment plan to meet your specific goals.
Our program also includes the use of lenses, prisms, optical instruments, optometric phototherapy, and specially adapted computer software.
Visual skills need to be developed until they become automatic and integrated with
other visual as well as cognitive skills. As with most therapeutic treatments, the extent of
success is also linked to patient compliance.