Your vision is so much more complex than you may realize!
Vision involves visual acuity (what you think of when you hear “20/20” vision), the visual skills you learn and develop over your life, and the neurological processes that help your brain understand what you’re seeing. Vision relies on a strong connection between your eyes and brain to understand and interpret the visual information you receive.
Sometimes, the communication between the eyes and the brain isn’t as strong as it should be. Those lacking strength in their visual skills may find learning, reading, writing, or sports more difficult. This is where vision therapy comes in! Vision therapy is a personalized, non-invasive, scientifically-proven program to help individuals strengthen the connection between their eyes and brain.
Think of vision therapy like physiotherapy for your eyes. But it’s not designed to strengthen your eye muscles. Rather, it’s designed to retrain your visual skills and visual system to interpret visual information with greater ease and efficiency and apply these skills to improve reading, writing, learning, attention, and concentration.
Vision therapy is a fully customized program performed under an optometrist’s supervision and is individualized to address each patient’s unique needs. Vision therapy is usually conducted in-clinic, but you may also be given some exercises to perform at home in-between sessions.
Your vision therapy session may include a combination of the following tools:
Vision therapy is useful for both children and adults! Vision therapy relies on neuroplasticity, which is the ability to reorganize and create new neural pathways in the brain, so success relies on your commitment to the exercises. Relearning your visual skills is similar to learning a new language or musical instrument: the more you practice, the better you become.
Vision therapy is designed to address several symptoms.
Vision therapy is effective for treating:
If you’re interested in learning more about our vision therapy program, please reach out to us! We’re excited to show you how vision therapy can improve your quality of life!
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