Who Benefits from Vision Therapy?
Anyone can benefit from Vision Therapy. It is very common for a parent to bring their child in for an evaluation and therapy, and throughout the process come to realize that they have been struggling with the same problem throughout their life. We encourage everyone who may fit one of these patient profiles to come in for an exam.
Most patients seek treatment or enhancement for:
– Learning-related Vision Problems
- Visual skills are necessary for effective reading, writing, and learning (eyeteaming, tracking and focusing skills, visual memory skills)
– Convergence and accommodative insufficiency
- Very common visual disorders treated quickly and successfully in our office
– Developmental Delays, Attention Deficit Disorders, Autism
- Spectrum Disorders often respond to vision therapy utilizing neuronal timing enhancement techniques
– Poor Coordination or Need for Enhanced Performance
- Enhancing processing speed and perception, eye teaming and timing, eye hand and overall body coordination, peripheral vision, reaction time, and spatial awareness of self and others helps the clumsy athlete excel and an elite player out of a good athlete.
– Stress-related Visual Problems
- Blurred Vision, Eye Strain, Headaches, and Progressive Nearsightedness (prescription changes each year) can be alleviated with specialized lenses and/or Vision Therapy.
– Amblyopia (lazy eye), Diplopia (double vision), and Strabismus (cross-eyed, wandering eye, eye turns, etc.)
- For motivated patients, Vision Therapy programs offer much higher cure rates for turned eyes or lazy eye when compared to eye surgery, glasses, and patching without therapy. Vision therapy both before and after surgery for eye turns can improve surgical outcomes and prevent the need for second or third surgeries.
– Visual Rehabilitation for Special Needs – Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), Stroke, Whiplash, Cerebral Palsy, MS
- Vision can be compromised by direct trauma or progressive neurological diseasea. The symptoms may be mild (headaches, dizziness, delayed processing) or debilitating (constant visual confusion and sensitivity to light or motion, double vision)Vision Therapy and therapeutic prisms and lenses can enhance Physical and Occupational Therapy programs.