Although an outright cure for nearsightedness has not been discovered, your eye doctor can now offer a number of treatments that may be able to slow the progression of myopia.
Only a Functional Vision evaluation will diagnose a Functional Vision problem. When a functional Vision problem is diagnosed Vision Therapy can help correct by retraining a person’s visual system to work properly.
Vision therapy is healing process that mainly effects children. Good vision requires your eyesight, visual pathways, and brain to all work together. When they don’t, even a person with 20/20 eyesight can experience difficulty reading, writing and processing information
Patients who may require vision therapy generally experience the following challenges:
“Vision Therapy is very rewarding for both myself and the patient. It is a joy to watch a child, who hated to read, become an avid reader and earn better grades at school."
The only way to ensure that all the essential visual skills are working correctly is through a Functional Vision Evaluation. This evaluation is distinctly different than typical vision screenings, which only test for clarity and are not offered by schools or most optometrists.
The evaluation takes 60-90 minutes to complete. Once the evaluation is completed, the doctor will review the results of the testing and create an individualized treatment plan. Not Every Patient Requires Vision Therapy.
An individualized vision therapy program is critical for effective treatment for vision problems. The recommended program will combine both office and home-based vision therapy that address a patient’s specific visual problems, delivers the most efficient results.
Activities to build or improve visual skills. Here patients perform certain visual activities and procedures that will help correct the visual functioning of their eyes.
For best and most efficient progress, regular visits to the office are required. There are many important visual activities are done in the office with a vision therapist that cannot be done at home.
We will be building your visual-motor skills and endurance through the use of specialized computer and optical devices. Therapy programs can range in length from one session to 2-3 years. Most programs last between 6-9 months.
According to the American Optometric Association,
1 in 4 children has an undetected vision problem that affects their ability to learn.
This is because typical school vision screening don’t test for skills such as ‘tracking’ and ‘focusing’.