Many people suffer from vision problems that cannot be corrected with glasses or contact lenses. In these cases, vision therapy is another option that may be effective.
Children thought to have learning disabilities, individuals who want to further their athletic performance, or people who are recovering from a brain injury, are just some of those who could benefit from vision therapy.
What Is Vision Therapy?
Have you ever undergone physiotherapy following an injury, or perhaps know somebody who has? Vision therapy can be considered from a similar perspective. It is physiotherapy for the visual system.
Vision therapy is the training of the eyes and the brain to work more effectively together. There are a variety of treatments and exercises used in vision therapy. The methods will vary with the issue at hand, as well as the desired results.
How It Helps
Here are some common issues that vision therapy can treat:
- Amblyopia, or “lazy eye”
- Binocular vision issues
- Myopia, or “near-sightedness”
- Problems with focusing
- Eye movement disorders
- Post concussion syndrome
Vision therapy programs can include:
- Lenses and filters
- Repetitive exercises
- Video games
- Occluders or eye patches
- Balance boards
- Specialized tools and technology
If you think you or your child may benefit from vision therapy, please don’t hesitate to contact us for more information.
To prepare for your upcoming vision therapy appointment, we recommend visiting our Insurance & FAQs page.