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Some visual conditions cannot be treated adequately with just glasses, contact lenses and/or patching, and are best resolved through a program of Therapy Services.

Vision Therapy

Some visual conditions cannot be treated adequately with just glasses, contact lenses and/or patching, and are best resolved through a program of Vision Therapy. Our evaluations determine the patient’s visual and motor skill level. Vision Therapy is then programmed to meet specific needs for development of proper visual, perceptual and motor abilities. We place great value in offering vision therapy to those requiring assistance with vision and visual motor skills.

What is Vision Therapy?

Vision Therapy is an individualized, supervised, treatment program designed to correct visual-motor and/or 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
  • Visual Processing

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Recent scientific research has disproved the long held belief that children with lazy eye, or amblyopia can’t be helped after age 7

Who would benefit from Vision Therapy?

Children and adults with visual challenges, such as:

Learning-related Vision Problems 

Vision Therapy can help those individuals who lack the necessary visual skills for effective reading, writing, and learning (i.e., eye movement and focusing skills, convergence, eye-hand activity, visual memory skills, etc.).

Stress-related Visual Problems-Blurred Vision, Visual Stress from Reading and Computers, Eye Strain Headaches, and/or Vision-induced Stomachaches or Motion Sickness.

21st century life demands more from our vision than ever before. Many children and adults constantly use their near vision at school, work and home. Environmental stresses on the visual system (including excessive computer use or close work) can induce blurred vision, eyestrain, headaches, etc.

Visual Rehabilitation for Special Needs - Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), Stroke, Birth Injury, Brain Damage, Head Injury, Whiplash, Cerebral Palsy, MS, etc.

Vision can be compromised as a result of neurological disorders or trauma to the nervous system. Vision Therapy can effectively treat the visual consequences of brain trauma (including double vision).

Poor Binocular (2-eyed) Coordination

Vision Therapy helps individuals develop normal coordination and teamwork of the two eyes (binocular vision). When the two eyes fail to work together as an effective team, performance in many areas can suffer (reading, sports, depth perception, eye contact, etc.).

    Amblyopia (lazy eye), Diplopia (double vision), and Strabismus (cross-eyed, wandering eye, eye turns, etc.)

    Vision Therapy programs offer much higher cure rates for turned eyes and/or lazy eye when compared to eye surgery, glasses, and/or patching, without therapy. The earlier the patient receives Vision Therapy the better, however, our office successfully treats patients well past 21 years of age.

    Convergence Insufficiency (common near vision disorder)

    Convergence Inefficiency (CI) is a common binocular (two-eyed) vision disorder in which the eyes do not work at near easily. An eye teaming problem in which the eyes have a strong tendency to drift outward when reading or doing close work (exophoria at near). If the eyes do drift out, the person is likely to have double vision.

    Vision Therapy and Occupational Therapy: Why they should work together

    The human eyes are not a separate part of our bodies. Our body works as a whole, not just the sum of its parts. To effectively treat the eyes, the whole eye-mind-body connection has to be addressed. Uncorrected eye issues may lead to clumsiness, meltdowns, difficulty transitioning, and difficulty with eye hand coordination, and handwriting problems. People can also suffer from auditory processing delays, balance issues, and both fine and gross motor problems.

    Participating in vision therapy is the same as participating in occupation or physical therapy. It is a way to non-surgically correct a part or parts of the body. Vision therapy is not just for children struggling to read or play sports. It also plays an important role in recovering from a traumatic brain injury (TBI) regardless of any age. When you suffer a brain injury, your brain often needs help re-learning to do regular daily activities. Reading may not be enjoyable or possible anymore; debilitating headaches can cause your eyes to become light sensitive.

    Our Vision Therapy and Occupation Therapy programs can help with these issues.
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