Prescription contact lenses or eyeglasses may not always be enough to correct certain vision problems. Fortunately, Park Slope Eye provides vision therapy as a reliable alternative treatment option.
How It Works
Vision therapy (or vision training) is a doctor-supervised, non-surgical way to manage certain eye problems. It involves creating an individualized program to address your specific eye care needs. It may include performing various eye exercises for a specified period. We may also ask you to use patches, prisms, and other visual aids. We may incorporate computer-assisted activities as well.
Vision therapy aims to improve the coordination between your visual and neurological systems. As you perform the exercises, your eyes and brain are being trained to work better together. Over time, this may naturally correct your underlying eyesight problems.
Who Is a Good Candidate?
To determine whether you are a good candidate, we’ll perform a comprehensive eye exam to assess your current visual health. We may also have you undergo some tests to evaluate how your brain and eyes work together. We will check if corrective eyewear is really inadequate at correcting your eye problems.
What Are the Benefits
Vision therapy has shown remarkable visual results in patients of all ages. It is effective at correcting amblyopia (lazy eye) and other binocular vision disorders. Your trusted eye doctor explains that it also helps improve eye alignment and movement, which can help manage strabismus (crossed eyes) and nystagmus (dancing eyes). Furthermore, studies show its success as a rehabilitative method for people with brain trauma and developmental delays. It may help improve sports-related visual skills too.
For more information about vision therapy, just fill out our contact form to schedule an appointment. We serve Brooklyn, NY, and the surrounding communities.