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Vision Therapy

Vision Therapy/Pediatric Exams


WE PROVIDE VISION THERAPY AS A TREATMENT OPTION

Good vision involves more than 20/20 eyesight or just "seeing clearly." Some visual conditions and/or hand-eye-body coordination problems cannot be treated adequately with just glasses, contact lenses, or surgery and are best resolved through a program of Vision Therapy.

Most vision problems can be very easily corrected with eyeglasses. In fact, about 90% of the people we examine who are complaining of vision problems are treated with glasses or contact lenses and feel better.

However, approximately 10% of the population with symptoms of blurred vision and eye strain has vision problems which cannot be treated successfully using eyeglasses alone. It is this group of people who need vision therapy. Vision therapy is generally required to treat problems of eye teaming, focusing, tracking, amblyopia, strabismus (crossed eye), and visual perception. Individuals with these problems experience eyestrain when reading or doing other close work, inability to work quickly, sleepiness, inability to attend and concentrate, double vision and loss of vision. Even more significantly, children with amblyopia and strabismus face the possible loss of vision if an appropriate vision therapy program is not initiated in a timely fashion. Children with visual perceptual problems may have difficulty learning.

Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns that you or someone you know is having visual-related difficulties.



WHAT IS VISION THERAPY?

Vision Therapy is an individualized, treatment program designed to correct visual-motor and/or visual-perceptual-cognitive deficiencies. Vision Therapy sessions include procedures designed to enhance the brain's ability to control:

  • eye alignment,

  • eye teaming,

  • eye focusing abilities,

  • eye movements, and/or

  • 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 skills.



 
Vision Therapy is a type of Physical Therapy.  Like other forms of physical therapy, with vision therapy, optimum results require much more than visual acuity or binocular eye muscle control.  Vision therapy integrates visual acuity and binocular function  plus detailed brain function activities that collectively control thousands of components of our entire bodies coordinated actions.  Your visual system is your steering system.  Vision Therapy makes it better.

 

 

We provide complete diagnostic and therapeutic care for children and adults with these type of vision problems. 

            eye tracking, eye teaming (Strabismus or Amblyopia)

            eye focusing (Visual Acuity), Learning-related vision problems

            Visual Information Processing, Computer related vision problems

            Sports vision, and Acquired brain injury related vision problems

 

Vision therapy is a sequence of therapy procedures that are individually prescribed and monitored by the doctor to develop efficient visual skills and visual processing. Vision therapy is prescribed following a comprehensive evaluation of the visual system. The vision therapy program is based on the results of standardized tests, the patient's specific signs and symptoms plus a careful look at the needs of the patient.The use of lenses, prisms, filters, occluders, specialized instruments and computer programs is an integral part of vision therapy. Typically, vision therapy is administered as a combination of in-office visits combined with prescribed, daily, home-vision therapy procedures.

 

 

 

The in-office therapy is designed to make the patient aware of his or her visual deficiencies under controlled conditions. Then by a feedback process the patient is taught strategies to improve visual performance.Home therapy is directed at practicing the newly learned visual skills until the initial conscious effort becomes automatic. 

Visit The American Optometric Association Website for the Optometry position paper on vision therapy.

                              

 

 

 

Call 804-861-2020 for information on scheduling and fees.






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