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What is Vision Therapy

Vision Therapy (or Vision Training) is often referred to as physical therapy for the eyes. It is a progressive, individualized program designed to remediate and enhance visual skills and visual information processing.

Vision Therapy sessions include procedures designed to enhance the brain’s ability to control:

  • Eye alignment
  • Eye tracking and eye teaming
  • Eye focusing abilities
  • Eye movements
  • Peripheral and spatial awareness
  • Depth perception
  • Eye-hand coordination and visual-motor skills
  • Visual memory and visualization
  • Visual processing of information

Visual-motor skills and endurance are developed through the use of specialized optical devices, including therapeutic lenses, prisms, and filters. During the final stages of therapy, the patient’s newly acquired visual skills are reinforced and made automatic through repetition and by integration with motor and cognitive skills. Vision Therapy should not be confused with any “self-help” vision program and should only be done under the supervision of a qualified developmental optometrist.