Comprehensive Vision Care Services
Vision Therapy is an individualized, supervised, treatment program designed to correct visual-motor and/or perceptual-cognitive deficiencies. Vision Therapy sessions include procedures designed to enhance the brain’s ability to control:
- Eye Alignment
- Eye Teaming
- Eye Focusing Abilities
- Eye Movements
- Visual Processing
Visual-motor skills and endurance are developed through the use of specialized computer and optical devices, including therapeutic lenses, prisms, occluders, 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.
What to Expect from Vision Therapy
There are many types of visual problems, and each one of us is an individual with different basic needs. Vision therapy is geared to the individual. Even though a patient may work within a group, the therapy procedures are prescribed specifically for him. We attempt to start work at a level each patient can achieve, and work up from there. We emphasize the positive and not the negative in all activities. This positive approach should be followed at home, in home training procedures, as well as in every activity in which the patient participates.
Home activities are an integral part of the vision therapy program. The home procedures help the patient practice and reinforce what is learned in the office. We encourage you to do home vision therapy three to five days per week for the fastest results. You should be able to complete the home activities in approximately 15 to 20 minutes.Please feel free to do the home activities at any time of day that fits your schedule.
Vision Therapy is most effective when conducted on a regular, consistent basis. It is therefore a concern when several sessions are missed due to illness, vacations or other reasons. Because each patient is programmed in advance, and there is a set schedule of treatment, we request that you notify us in advance of all absences. If we receive 24-hours’ notice, we will be happy to schedule a "make-up" session within the subsequent two-week period. When we are not notified and a patient does not keep a scheduled appointment, no "make-up" will be provided.
We urge all parents and patients to communicate with us when any problem arises. Only by working together can we help solve whatever visual difficulties you or your child are experiencing.
Learn More about Vision Therapy
If you are interested in finding out more about Vision Therapy, Learning-Related Vision Problems, or Developmental/Behavioral Optometry, the following organizations or websites may be of interest to you: