what is vision therapy?

The What, Who, & How of Vision Therapy

don't know what vision therapy is?
You're not alone. Most of the patents we meet don't know what vision therapy is or how it can help. Learn what you need to know below.
the what

What exactly is vision therapy?

Vision therapy is a guided process where the patient learns to control their visual system better. Utilizing innovative tools, vision therapy can be used for remediation of underdeveloped skills or enhancement of current ones. Think of it like physical therapy for your eyes!

the who

Who's it for?

Children

Our ability to see shapes, colors and objects is a delicate thing. Without the proper visual skills, reading can be tough for kids with learning disabilities or athletes trying to improve their performance. In fact, 80% of children with delays in reading have a visual component contributing - that's how crucial vision therapy is!

Furthermore, the average child nowadays spends over 10 years looking at screens (phones/computers) before they turn 18 without realizing how much impact this has on our vision development . Early eye strain from using digital devices translates into chronic headaches as well as difficulties paying attention later on when students are studying or engaging in sports activities.

Improve Reading Performance
Increase Athletic Ability
Treat Chronic Headaches
Overall Improvement in School

Adults, too!

Adults need vision therapy too! What we see most in our adult population is brain injury. The majority of injuries are a result of an accident, and 70% lead to difficulties with eye movements or the ability to converge (or focus) on what they're looking at.

the how

How does it work?

Our unique 4 step therapy process covers everything from a thorough eye exam to proven activities, all with the goal of helping you see better. Vision therapy can be for anyone! Learn more about our process and decide if vision therapy is right for you.

The First Step: Vision Exam

A functional vision examination. This is a comprehensive evaluation of how visual information is acquired and processed.

The Second Step: Consultation

A consultation. We'll review your visual skills compared to expected levels and projections on what gains are possible with vision therapy in regards to ability and length of therapy time.

The Third Step: Therapy!

After we've done a thorough analysis and examination, we start with the actual therapy! We'll be doing this in units; 8 weeks in the office followed by twice a week with support at home. During this, you'll be completing activities at home everyday. The last segment is 4 weeks of at home training.

The Final Step: Re-evaulation

In this crucial and final step, we'll verify that we are getting the gains expected for the condition that we are treating.

did you know?

1 in 4 people suffer from some level of dysfunction in the ability to accurately and efficiently use the visual system.

...and 80% of children with delays in reading have an underlying visual disorder! Yet these problems are commonly missed in routine checkups.

How We Can Help