The Remake of Your Vision Programmed
What is Vision Therapy
- Vision therapy -- a type of physical therapy for the eyes and brain -- is a highly effective non-surgical treatment for many common visual problems such as lazy eye, crossed eyes, double vision, convergence insufficiency ,myopia, hypermetropia ,astigmatism and some reading and learning disabilities.
- It is a NON- SURGICAL and CUSTOMIZED vision program designed to correct certain vision problems and improve visual skills.
- It aims to “TEACH” the visual system to correct itself.
Why do you need to undergo Vision Therapy?
A routine eye consultation does not test a child’s or an adult’s focusing ability, tracking or visual perception skills. Many children pass their annual school vision screening or the pediatrician’s eye chart, but remain undiagnosed with problems of the visual system.How is the process of Vision Therapy conducted?
What is involved in a Vision Therapy program?
Vision therapy is --
- a progressive program of vision "exercises" or procedures;
- performed under doctor supervision;
- individualized to fit the visual needs of each patient;
- generally once or twice weekly sessions of 30 minutes to an hour;
- occasionally supplemented with procedures done at home between office visits ("home reinforcement" or "homework");
- depending on the case, the procedures are prescribed to:
- help patients develop or improve fundamental visual skills and abilities;
- improve visual comfort, ease, and efficiency;
- change how a patient processes or interprets visual information.
When is Vision Therapy advisable?
SYMPTOMS FOR CHILDREN
If your child has 9 or more of the following symptoms he could be suffering from visual deficiencies which may be undetected during a routine eye consultation.
Signs and symptoms are:
- Reads easily at the beginning of the book, but struggles through the end/gives up
- Short attention span
- Frustration while reading or writing
- Complains of red, itching, burning, watering, eyes when reading
- Holds reading material very close
- Difficulty in changing the focus from far to near or vice versa
- Alphabet confusion (e.g. reads ‘d’ as ‘b’ or ‘a’ as ‘o’)
- Intermittent blur in the distance and up close
- Complaining about a long reading assignment
- Confusing right & left directions
SYMPTOMS FOR ADULTS
If you have 12 or more of the following symptoms you could be suffering from visual deficiencies which may be undetected during a routine eye consultation.
Symptoms you should not ignore
- Tiring easily while reading
- Avoiding near tasks such as reading
- Squinting, closing or covering one eye
- Difficulty tracking moving objects
- Shortened attention span
- Eyes bothered by light
- Tiring or soreness after close work
- Reading or writing too close to paper or screen
- Print “runs together” or “words jump”
- Print seems to move or comes in & out of focus when reading
- Text seems to double when reading, driving or looking at signs
- Unusual posture or head tilt when reading or writing
- Frequent head turning while reading
- Skipping lines or losing place when reading or copying
- Difficulty using binoculars
- Difficulty judging distance when parking or pulling into traffic
- Difficulty with night driving
- Seeing more clearly with one eye with best eyeglass prescription