What is Vision Therapy?
Vision therapy, or in very simple terms, eye exercises, is a program of treatment designed specifically for an individual to help with his or her vision problems. Vision therapy can improve difficulty with binocularity (eye teaming), accommodation (focus), and eye tracking. Common binocular problems that benefit from vision therapy include amblyopia (lazy eye) and strabismus (eye turn).
Learning-related vision problems are also treated. Children lacking in critical visual skills can have problems with reading and writing. Children with untreated visual problems often become adults with visual problems. Functional vision problems cannot be detected by typical vision screenings so it is wise to receive a comprehensive evaluation to help determine specific therapeutic techniques for improving your visual performance.
What Can Vision Therapy Do For You?
Through vision therapy, and in combination with appropriately selected lenses, people are able to develop more efficient visual performance. Specifically, vision therapy can:
- Prevent vision and eye problems from developing.
- Develop the visual skills needed to achieve more effectively at school, work or play.
- Enhance functioning on tasks demanding sustained visual effort.
- Remediate or compensate for vision and eye problems which have already developed.