Poor visual skills can obstruct one’s ability to succeed in school, work, sports and everyday life. For instance, children with poor vision skills may be bright—yet something is holding them back. They may work harder than their peers, yet still be unable to achieve the results they seek. Their poor vision skills may also cause them to struggle to concentrate throughout the day.
Vision therapy can effectively develop specific vision skills, thus offering the best opportunities to increase reading ability and comfort, enhance comprehension, maintain longer attention spans and even improve sports performance.
How Does Vision Therapy Work?
Vision Therapy trains our eyes and brain to work together.
You might be surprised to learn that the visual system is made up of the eyes and the brain – and it’s how these two parts work together that makes all the difference.
The ability for the brain and eyes to work together has a significant impact on the learning process in both children and adults. Whether reading words on the board, in a book, catching a ball, or even just maintaining attention throughout the workday, people rely on this brain/eye interaction to function effectively in order to succeed in school, sports and everyday life.
Vision therapy develops and enhances the fundamental visual skills and abilities, which leads to increased visual comfort and enhanced information processing. When the eyes and brain learn to work together as a team, visual function improves, and struggles in the classroom are alleviate
The Vision Therapy Process
The program is made up of a series of visual exercises carefully tailored to the patients’ visual needs. As part of the therapeutic process, vision therapy technicians turn to various tools, such as specialized lenses, prisms, patches, filters, balance boards, exercises and digital simulations to train the eye-brain connection. Each treatment session takes place at the office under the supervision of the eye doctor and technician and involves homework exercises and online training at home.