What Is Optometric Vision Therapy?
A treatment program consisting of 55 minute sessions specifically designed to address the areas of visual dysfunction identified in the initial developmental or neuro-optometric evaluation. Lenses and prisms are used as directed by the doctor and are a critical component of the therapy program. Additional activities include the use of balance boards, polarized/3-D materials, chalk boards, parquetry/attribute blocks, the saccadic fixator and a variety of specialized VT equipment. The sessions are designed to challenge the patient.
Goals Of Optometric Vision Therapy
The goal of vision therapy is improvement in two areas of vision. The first is SENSORIMOTOR functioning. Issues addressed include, but are not limited to, tracking, focusing, convergence and binocular vision. These abilities are critical to success in both educational and athletic environments.
The second area of concentration involves OPERATIONAL THINKING. Issues addressed are spatial thinking and logical reasoning. These abilities specifically relate to mathematical reasoning and problem-solving.
Expected Results Of Optometric Vision Therapy
- Elimination of double vision
- Ability to focus better and concentrate longer on homework and/or computer tasks
- Reduced headaches and fatigue at the end of day
- Better driving skills
- Improved athletic performance
- Development of a love of reading
- Improved sense of self-confidence