Vision Therapy

Vision therapy (visual training) is aimed at remedying and enhancing an individual’s visual abilities. Its function is to:

  • Enhance the efficiency and comfort of visual function
  • Help prevent some visual problems
  • Treat existing visual problems such as
    • amblyopia (lazy eye)
    • strabismus (crossed eye)
    • eye alignment problems
    • eye coordination problems
    • poorly sustained near focus
    • inadequate eye-hand coordination
    • immature perceptual development

Some Symptoms of Poor Vision

Headaches

Across the brow, in the temples and sometimes at the back of the head, these often develop from using digital devices or reading for extended periods.

Blurred / Double Vision

When two objects are seen or when the edges appear poorly defined. This can also happen from using digital devices, reading or when looking up from doing close work.

Poor or erratic performance

Losing your place when reading, having to reread words or lines, difficulty understanding or remembering what you have read or reading very slowly are all examples of poor visual performance. Misjudging ball catching, over or under throwing, tripping over and trouble hitting the ball during outdoor sport activities can also be examples of poor visual performance.

Discomfort and fatigue

Excessive tiredness after school or work may be a symptom of poor visual function.

Suppression

When the brain ignores information coming from one eye to prevent double vision.

Each program must be designed to suit the specific needs of the individual, both in terms of their visual profile and their goals. Diagnostic testing, training procedures and the use of lenses and prisms may be integral components of the successful treatment of a vision problem. The frequency of consultation, the amount of home training and the duration of a course will vary depending on the nature and severity of the problem being treated and the specific needs of the patient.

Vision Therapy is not used to strengthen eye muscles, but to improve the coordination and efficient functioning and processing of the visual system.

To find out more about Vision Therapy, book an appointment with David.