What is Optometric Vision Therapy?
Vision Therapy is a rehabilitative program, prescribed to treat developmental and/or neurologically induced dysfunctions of the visual system. The American Optometric Association defines Vision Therapy as a sequence of neurosensory and neuromuscular activities individually prescribed and monitored by a doctor to develop, rehabilitate, and enhance visual skills and processing. Vision Therapy improves EYE-BRAIN-BODY integration.
Vision Therapy incorporates visual skills, movement, balance, visual processing, visualization, auditory processing and cognitive abilities. This encompassing treatment allows our patients to improve their visual-motor-processing skills. End result: increased school and/or work success, sports performance and confidence.
Unlike self-directed programs of “eye exercises” marketed to the public, in-office Optometric Vision Therapy is conducted under the supervision of an optometrist and supported by ongoing, evidence-based scientific research.
Vision Therapy can help patients of all ages with conditions related to: