Vision Therapy

Vision therapy is a treatment program that addresses specific visual problems.

  • Amblyopia

  • Strabismus

  • Binocular Vision Dysfunction

  • Eye Movement Disorders

  • Accommodative Dysfunction

  • Some visual perceptual problems

A vision therapy program may consist of utilizing lenses, prisms, polarized filters, and other apparatus to maximize the neuromuscular innervations to utilize visual intake and visual processing. Vision therapy encourages the development of the visual system by providing an experiential setting that forces one to use that specific visual pathway.

Who performs Vision Therapy?

Originally, an ophthalmologist, Dr. Bates, developed eye exercises to improve eye focusing and eye muscle coordination. Today, developmental optometrists perform vision therapy to a greater degree than ophthalmologists.  

Vision therapy does NOT treat…

  • Learning disabilities

  • Dyslexia

  • Autism

  • Attention Deficit Disorder or ADHD

However, children and adults with many of the above diagnoses also have vision problems in conjunction with their disability.  Thus, they may perform better after receiving vision therapy as this is one less obstacle in their overall development or learning.