Vision Therapy


Vision Therapy is a type of Physical Therapy. Vision therapy integrates visual acuity and binocular function, plus detailed brain activities that collectively control thousands of components which coordinate our entire body's actions.  Your visual system is your steering system.  Using specific techniques and exercises, you can improve those functions. 

 

 

We provide complete diagnostic and therapeutic care for children and adults with these type of vision problems. 

            Eye tracking

            Eye teaming (Strabismus or Amblyopia)

            Eye focusing (Visual Acuity) 

            Learning-related vision problems

            Visual Information Processing 

            Computer related vision problems

            Sports vision

                                                               Acquired brain injury related vision problems

 

 

What is Vision Therapy?

 

Vision therapy is a sequence of therapy procedures that are individually prescribed and monitored by the doctor to develop efficient visual skills and visual processing. Vision therapy is only prescribed following a comprehensive Visual Skills Evaluation. We recommend that you have a regular Eye Health Exam to rule out eye health problems or an uncorrected refractive error prior to scheduling the Evaluation. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The vision therapy program is based on the results of standardized tests, the patient's specific signs and symptoms plus a careful look at the needs of the patient.

 

The use of lenses, prisms, filters, occluders, specialized instruments and computer programs is an integral part of vision therapy.                                 Typically, vision therapy is administered as a combination of in-office visits combined with prescribed, daily, at-home vision therapy procedures.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

The in-office therapy is designed to make the patient aware of his or her visual deficiencies under controlled conditions. Then by a feedback process, the patient is instructed in strategies to improve visual performance.

 

 

 

 

 

Home therapy is directed at practicing the newly learned visual skills until the initial conscious effort becomes automatic.

 

Visit The American Optometric Association Website for the Optometry position paper on vision therapy.

                              

Call 406-449-3937 for information on scheduling and fees.