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What You Need to Know About Vision Therapy

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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.

What You Need to Know About Vision Therapy

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.

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  • Written by Justin Bazan

    Dr. Justin Bazan is a 2004 SUNY College of Optometry graduate. He established Park Slope Eye in 2008 with the goal of providing high quality eyecare and incredible eyewear for the neighborhood. He has a true passion for optometry and stay up to date with the current research and trends. He is active in the profession and holds several leadership positions on the local, state and national levels. Dr. Bazan is a Park Slope local and can often be seen out in the neighborhood so be sure to say Hi next time you see him!

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