Vision therapy is used to help patients with binocular vision disorders.
Vision Therapy is a series of prescribed exercises done in the office for visual problems that cannot be helped with glasses or contact lenses alone. Vision therapy is similar to physical therapy for the eyes, during which vision disorders are corrected to improve patients’ visual function and performance. Vision therapy strengthens the connection between the eyes and the brain, creating permanent lifelong changes.
Vision therapy can also benefit children who have trouble using their eyes up close, especially at school. Eye tracking, eye teaming, and eye focusing problems make it difficult for children to read, learn, and remain on task. Vision therapy also corrects lazy, crossed, or wandering eyes. Eighty percent of what we see, comprehend, and remember depends on the visual system, therefore, the benefits of vision therapy affect every aspect of life, not just school performance.
Vision therapy is very individualized. After completing initial testing, we will be able to determine where you need help. At that point, we will come up with a therapy plan. Most people need to come to our office one or two times a week, though we may send you home with some things to work on while you’re away from our office.
If you have any questions about vision therapy, don’t hesitate to contact us today at (435) 363-2980.