Vision therapy is a program of eye exercises that can enhance the quality of visual performance in school, the workplace and on the playground. It 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. Therapy for your eyes 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 the 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 eye therapy program. We treat each and every case individually and to create the very best treatment possible.
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.
Results of Vision Therapy
Vision therapy can help with reading skills and improve handwriting. Many children go undiagnosed with vision problems. We have a pediatric specialist on staff to help find the best therapy for your child.
Control and Prevention of Myopia
Preventing and sometimes reversing myopia, also know as nearsightedness, is now possible with therapy especially when there is a discovery of a presence of slow change focusing.
Exercises in eye-hand coordination, the speed of vision, peripheral vision reaction time, help to enhance improvement in sports. Athletes looking to improve their performance can benefit from eye therapy.
If you have questions or would like to schedule a consultation with our therapist and pediatric specialist, 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.)