Who is Vision Therapy for?
- Vision therapy is safe, drug-free, and effective for both children and adults! While visual acuity (the “20/20” part of vision) requires glasses to improve, visual skills such as tracking together along a line of text are learned during development. These skills can also be improved later in life at any age.
- It is estimated that 1 in 4 children have a vision problem severe enough to affect their learning in school, but school vision screenings can miss a large portion of these problems. A comprehensive vision exam with a developmental optometrist checks all aspects of eye health, vision, and visual skills, and can ensure you or your child is not struggling unnecessarily with an undiagnosed vision problem.
What is Vision Therapy?
- A progressive program of vision procedures
- Performed under doctor supervision
- Individualized to fit the visual needs of each patient
- Conducted in-office, in weekly sessions of 45 minutes to an hour, usually with homework
What does Vision Therapy use?
- Therapeutic lenses and prisms
- Occluders or patches
- Electronic targets with timing mechanisms and balance boards
- A variety of special tools designed for specific and unique vision therapy activities
What are the goals of Vision Therapy?
- Help patients develop or improve fundamental visual skills and abilities
- Improve visual comfort, ease, and efficiency
- Change how a patient processes or interprets visual information
- Improve overall well-being through a better-functioning visual system
College of Optometrists in Vision Development (2022). What is vision therapy? https://www.covd.org/page/visi...