Good vision involves more than 20/20 eyesight or just "seeing clearly." Some visual conditions and hand-eye-body coordination problems cannot be treated adequately with glasses, contact lenses, or surgery and are best resolved through a program of Vision Therapy.
What is Vision Therapy?
Vision Therapy is a supervised individual treatment program designed to correct visual-motor and/or visual-perceptual-cognitive deficiencies. Vision Therapy sessions comprise procedures designed to enhance the brain's ability to control the following:
eye focusing abilities
Visual-motor skills and endurance are developed through the use of specialized computer and optical devices, including therapeutic lenses, prisms, and filters. During the final stages of therapy, the patient's newly acquired visual skills are reinforced and made automatic through repetition and by integration with motor and cognitive skills.
» Vision Related Learning and Reading Problems (ADD, ADHD)
Vision Therapy can help those individuals who lack the necessary visual skills for effective reading, writing, and learning (i.e., eye movement and focusing skills, convergence, eye-hand activity, visual memory skills, etc.).
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Vision Therapy helps individuals develop normal coordination and teamwork of the two eyes (binocular vision). When the two eyes fail to work together as an effective team, performance in many areas can suffer (eg. reading, sports, depth perception, eye contact, etc.).
» Strabismus (Crossed Eye) and Amblyopia (Lazy Eye)
Vision Therapy programs offer much higher cure rates for turned eyes and/or lazy eye when compared to eye surgery, glasses, and/or patching, without therapy. The earlier the patient receives Vision Therapy the better, however, our office successfully treats patients well past 21 years of age.
Recent scientific research has disproved the long held belief that children with lazy eye, or amblyopia, cannot be helped after age 7.
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Life in the 21st century demands more from our vision than ever before. Many children and adults constantly use their near vision at school, work, and home. Environmental stresses on the visual system (including excessive computer use or close work) can induce blurred vision, eyestrain, and headaches.
Strong visual skills are critical to achieving success in sports. Athletic visual skills can be developed and enhanced through Vision Therapy. We can measure and successfully improve eye-hand coordination, visual reaction time, peripheral awareness, eye teaming, focusing, tracking, and visualization skills.
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