Vision Therapy

Vision Therapy

Various learning problems, computer eyestrain, reading comprehension, sports depth perception, “ADD” and “ADHD” can be influenced by poor eye coordination and/or visual motor skill.

Vision therapy is a program of eye exercises that can enhance the quality of visual performance in school, the workplace and on the playground.

Vision therapy is similar and often compared to physical therapy for the visual system. It includes a combination of the eyes and the parts of the brain that control vision. It aims to train the optic system to correct itself.  However, it does not take the place of ocular correction. It helps to retrain the brain to assist traditional treatment. It can strengthen muscles of the eye to enable the eyes to focus easier.

Vision therapy includes the use of lenses, prisms, and filters plus computer-assisted visual activities. Our therapist uses other devices, such as balance boards, metronomes, and non-computerized ocular instruments to create a customized vision therapy program. We treat each and every case individually and to create the very best treatment possible.

Results of Vision Therapy

  1. School: Reading skills and improvement in handwriting and copying ability with a diagnosis of eye coordination and/or eye-hand coordination. It helps certain forms of “Dyslexic” reading problems utilizing therapy and a new breakthrough with special COLOR lenses.
  2. Control and prevention of myopia (nearsightedness): Preventing and sometimes reversing myopia or nearsightedness is now possible with vision therapy especially when there is a discovery of a presence of slow change focusing.
  3. Sports Vision: Exercises in eye-hand coordination, the speed of vision, peripheral vision reaction time, help to enhance improvement in sports.

If you have questions, or would like to schedule a consultation with our therapist, Dr. Debra Frenkel, O.D. contact us today. Dr. Frenkel has dedicated her career to helping patients since 1984.

Frequently, vision therapy services are reimbursable by medical insurance. (See the section on Insurance)

 

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HORIZON COMPLEX
8028 Ritchie Hwy., Suite 124
Pasadena, MD 21122

Phone: (410) 768-0202
Fax: (410) 768-1330

Monday - Wednesday: 10AM - 6PM
Tuesday - Thursday: 10AM - 8PM
Friday: 9AM - 4PM
Saturday - Sunday: CLOSED