What is Vision Therapy?
Vision Therapy is a supervised treatment program designed to correct visual-motor (eye-based) and/or perceptual-cognitive (brain-based) deficiencies. Vision Therapy helps children and adults who have not developed the visual skills that are needed for effective reading, writing, and learning. These skills include eye movement and focusing skills, convergence, eye-hand activity, visual memory skills, etc.
Vision Therapy helps people build the ability to coordinate of the two eyes (binocular vision) in the way a coach might help his team members coordinate . When the two eyes don’t work together as an effective team, then performance suffers. The affects reading, sports, eye contact, etc. Vision Therapy helps children and adults that have a problems in using their visual system efficiently. At times children or adults have not yet learned or acquired the visual skills necessary. These are problems in Visual Development. At times, an individual may have had the skills, but lost them due to brain injury from trauma, stroke, lack of oxygen, etc.
Visual-Motor skills (eye-based) and Visual-Cognitive skills (brain-based) are developed in Vision Therapy sessions with our highly trained staff, using lenses, prisms, and filters, specialized computers, and optical devices, until they are acquired and become automatic. Once learned, theses skilled become automatic, as one owns the skill of driving a cat, riding a bike, or playing the piano.
Dr. Roth is Board Certified in Behavioral and Developmental Vision Care, Vision Therapy, and Visual Rehabilitation. He is a Fellow of the College of Optometrist in Vision Development, a degree that requires considerable effort to attain.
See below for a list of problems that can be helped with Vision Therapy. Click on the links for further information.
Don’t Eyeglasses solve all vision problems?
Many people think that glasses or contact lenses solve all vision problems. In actuality, they do not. Examples of eye problems that are not solved by eyeglasses include: medication for the treatment of glaucoma, eye allergies, dry eye, etc. A foreign body in the eye, a corneal abrasion (scratch to the eye), or surgery for cataracts are other examples. The point is that eyeglasses don’t solve all vision problems. Many vision problems that eyeglasses don’t address are best solved through a program of Vision Therapy.
- Find out more about Vision Therapy and the elimination of blurry vision, headaches, and eyestrain at Success with Symptoms.
Vision Therapy can be the answer to many visual problems! Please contact our office with your questions.
There are 4 critical areas; the ability to…
- Fixate = lock on to what I am looking at, for example a word, while reading.
- Fuse = put the image (picture) of one eye, together with the image of the other other eye.
- Focus = This is physical focus, as you would focus a camera. You must be able to physically focus before you can mentally focus.
- Follow = for example, following the print across a line when reading or following a ball that was thrown.
Please watch the videos below to learn more about
- What is Vision Therapy?
- What is done in Vision Therapy to help you build the needed vision skills?
- Who can Vision Therapy help? etc.