Vision therapy is a non-invasive, non-surgical solution to help treat many eye conditions. Our ability to learn and adapt is incredible. The human brain has the remarkable ability to change its structure and function to accommodate new information and abilities, allowing us to learn new skills with remarkable speed and success. This capability is called neuroplasticity and is the guiding concept behind vision therapy’s success. Many people suffer from vision problems that affect their quality of life. In children, conditions like lazy eye, crossed eyes, eye movement disorders, and eye teaming problems can hinder development, social interactions, behavior, and academic success. These vision problems are treatable. At Vizen Optometric Center, we help people overcome these kinds of challenges by addressing the underlying vision problem.
Vision therapy is a program that consists of several special eye exercises aimed at correcting specific vision issues and common eye disorders. While eyeglasses and contact lenses are effective treatments for refractive errors like nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism, and presbyopia, there are other vision conditions that corrective lenses cannot fix. Many parents are happy to learn that alternative treatments exist such as vision therapy. Vision therapy trains the visual system to correct itself through a process similar to physical therapy.
Are you a good candidate for vision therapy? Contact us today for a consultation.
Vision Therapy for Milder Eye Conditions
Convergence Insufficiency, amblyopia (“lazy eye”), focusing problems and eye teaming disorders also respond well to vision therapy. With convergence insufficiency, for example, the eyes are unable to converge to focus on images up close. This can cause double vision and a sense that the words on a page are moving around. In children, this can affect their ability to read and write. In adults, it can lead to eye strain and headache during fine hand-eye activities and other close-up operations. With a tailored exercise program, the eyes can be trained to focus more comfortably. Children who have trouble reading, and adults who have been suffering from eyestrain often turn out to have Convergence Insufficiency, which can be effectively treated with vision therapy.
Professional studies indicate that vision therapy can reduce symptoms of computer vision syndrome, which affects children and adults who spend large amounts of time on computers or other electronic devices.
Are you a good candidate for vision therapy? Find more information by your local vision therapist. If you are in the San Gabriel Valley area, contact our eye care professional who is a residency trained Behavioral/Developmental Optometrist at Vizen Optometric Center and see how we can help.