Vision therapy is similar to physical therapy for the eyes and brain. It can be used to address a number of ocular problems, including but not limited to: lazy eye, crossed eyes and double vision. Vision therapy can also be highly effective in resolving various eye problems that can contribute to learning disabilities. The team at Hartland Eye Care is skilled and experienced in a variety of vision therapy services.
Vision therapy involves the use of special exercises designed to strengthen the eyes and enhance the connections between the eyes and the brain. A healthy brain-eye connection is fundamental to adequate eyesight. Vision therapy exercises are tailored to the unique needs of each patient and should only be performed under the supervision of an experienced eye care professional.
Vision therapy can be used to help patients improve their basic visual skills, including visual efficiency and visual processing. Over time, vision therapy patients eventually develop the ability to see and understand images more accurately.
Studies have shown that vision therapy can be highly successful in improving overall visual function. In fact, this type of therapy has been proven to be equally as effective as traditional forms of physical or occupational therapy exercises.
For individuals who suffer from poor visual processing, wearing glasses isn’t always enough. In these instances, vision therapy may be an excellent alternative. While it is frequently used in children who suffer from learning disabilities or reading problems, adults can also benefit from vision therapy.
The best way to determine whether you or your child would be a good candidate for vision therapy is to book a comprehensive eye exam at Hartland Eye Care. The doctor can then use the results of that exam to determine whether or not this type of therapy would be right for you.
To learn more about vision therapy or to schedule a consultation, contact our office today!