Vision Therapy is a custom program of exercises to strengthen the eyes and brain to treat many vision problems and learning issues. Patients work 1:1 with our vision therapists training and building vision skills through different exercises during their therapy session. We use technology such as lenses, computer games, virtual reality, 3-D pictures, and hands-on activities to build strength within their visual system. Vision therapy not only helps our patients to achieve excellent results but is also pretty fun and engaging too!
What Skills Do We Work on in Vision Therapy?
The mechanics of how the eyes move. This is not just stretching, but also accuracy, speed, and performance of the eye movements. Many patients that we work with to improve their oculomotor skills get better at reading without losing their place, catching a ball, eye hand coordination, focus and overall attention.
Eye Teaming Skills
How the two eyes work together as a team. This includes convergence and divergence, depth perception, flexibility, and agility of the eyes to align quickly without fatiguing. Patients that improve in these skills eliminate their headaches and eye strain, correct their lazy eye, improve depth perception, and increase stamina for reading/computer work.
How the two eyes work in tandem, not in rivalry. Especially in the case of training a lazy eye, one eye usually dominates over the other. Patients that achieve good binocular skills learn how to use both of their eyes together as a team so they can have two good working eyes!
Visual Perceptual Skills
How the brain processes and understands what the eyes are seeing. Patients that improve in visual processing develop stronger visual problem solving skills. This includes improving their visual memory, overcoming letter reversals and confusion with directions, spatial concepts, handwriting, and reading comprehension.
Strengthening and performance skills to eliminate vision symptoms following a traumatic brain injury, concussion, or brain surgery. Patients often suffer from double vision, eye strain and headaches, light sensitivity, and slow processing speed following a brain injury. Patients are able to rehabilitate their vision back to their original strength so they can return to daily life again.