Vision therapy is an Optometrist-supervised, non-surgical and customised program of visual activities designed to correct certain vision problems and/or improve visual skills.
What is vision therapy?
Vision therapy is an individual and prescribed treatment plan used to correct or improve specific dysfunctions of the vision system. It includes, but is not limited to, the treatment of visual processing disorders, strabismus, amblyopia and accommodation/convergence and oculomotor dysfunctions.
Unlike glasses and contact lenses, which simply compensate for vision problems, or eye surgery that alters the anatomy of the eye or surrounding muscles, vision therapy aims to “teach” the visual system, reworking the foundations that were affected due developmental delays or learning disabilities.
Vision therapy is like physical therapy for the visual system, and works the eyes as well as the parts of the brain that control vision.
It is important to note that vision therapy is not defined by a simple list of tools and techniques. Successful vision therapy outcomes are achieved through a therapeutic process that depends on the active engagement of the prescribing Optometrist, the vision therapist, the patient and (in the case of children) their parents.Signs of visual information processing disorders