Life’s most basic activities rely on your eyes, eye muscles and brain working together to do things like driving a car, walking up and down stairs, tying your shoe laces, participating in sport activities and more.
A functional vision assessment uncovers issues with your:
- Eye alignment
- Object tracking
- Dynamic visual focusing
- Eye movement
- Depth perception
- Eye-hand coordination
- Visual perception
- Visual integration
How Does Vision Therapy Work?
Once these skills are tested and evaluated by a Developmental Optometrist, a personalized Vision Therapy program will be created to develop, restore, or enhance the patient’s visual function and performance. The goals of the prescribed treatment regimen are to alleviate the patient’s symptoms, achieve their desired visual outcomes, meet the patient's needs and improve the patient's quality of life.
Who Can Benefit From Vision Therapy?
Vision Therapy can help patients of all ages with conditions and symptoms related to:
- Convergence Insufficiency
- Cerebral Palsy
- Developmental Disorders
- ADD or ADHD
- Traumatic Brain Injury
- Learning Disabilities
- Down Syndrome
Parents and Adults—If you have any questions about any symptoms you or your child may be suffering from, contact our office today to see how we can help.
What is Vision Therapy?
Optometric vision therapy is a science based, multi-sensorial program of care used to develop, restore, or enhance visual function and performance.
Children and adults often suffer with undetected vision problems for many years, often trying unsuccessful therapies until a developmental vision evaluation is performed. Depending on the patient needs, vision therapy is prescribed.
Vision Therapy, also called Developmental Optometry, is a custom regimen of personalized activities and exercises formulated to retrain the eyes and brain to work better together as a team, and improve visual functioning. It is effective for anyone struggling with reading, memory, focus, balance, fixation, and a wide range of other visual tasks.
Optometric Vision Therapy is a blend of medical, developmental and behavioral therapies which may include:
- Pursuit and saccade therapy
(to improve the speed and accuracy of eye movements)
- Visual-vestibular therapy
(to integrate eye movements with balance)
- Visual perceptual therapy
(to enhance visual information processing)
- Eye-hand coordination therapy
(to develop visually guided movement)
- Accommodative therapy
(to enhance focusing stability, flexibility, and comfort)
- Visual attention therapy
- Peripheral awareness therapy
(enhances the use of vision as a simultaneous sense, synchronously receiving and processing multiple inputs)
- Visual-spatial awareness
(including laterality, directionality, and visual imagery)
- Visual-auditory integration
(mechanics of eye movements)
Vision Therapy is not only for children, but can be effective in adults as well.
Contact Performance Vision & Learning to learn how
Dr. Louis Spinozzi can help you or your child function better in your day-to-day activities.
8:30AM - 6:00PM
8:30AM - 6:00PM
8:30AM - 6:00PM
10:00AM - 5:00PM