Vision Therapy, or VT, 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 tracking and eye teaming
- eye focusing abilities
- eye movements
- 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.
Who Benefits from Vision Therapy?
Children and adults with visual challenges, such as:
- Learning-related Vision Problems
- Poor Binocular (2-eyed) Coordination
- Convergence Insufficiency
- Amblyopia (lazy eye), Diplopia (double vision), and Strabismus (cross-eyed, wandering eye, eye turns, etc.)
- Stress-related Visual Problems -- blurred vision, visual stress from reading and computers, eye strain headaches, and/or vision-induced stomachaches or motion sickness
- Visual Rehabilitation for Special Needs -- neurological disordors, trauma, or developmental delays
- Sports Vision Improvement
Learn more about these visual challenges and how Vision Therapy can help by clicking on the links.
Vision Therapy can be the answer to many visual problems. Don't hesitate to contact our office with your questions.
To read definitions of Vision Therapy by outside sources, see What is Vision Therapy? and/or Vision Therapy? Self-help Eye Exercises? To browse through hundreds of stories writtten by parents, teachers, adults and children, go to a national of catalog of Vision Therapy Success Stories.