VISION THERAPY trains your eyes and brain to function together at maximum potential. Although VT has been practiced many years, the public is generally unaware of its potential. For instance, did you know VT may improve coordination, carsickness and memory? Or that ADHD is often misdiagnosed because of eye alignment difficulties?
One reason VT is not utilized is the misconception 20/20 vision is perfect. The eye chart evaluates only distance vision, ignoring any near/reading vision problems. Therefore, many symptoms and behaviors actually caused by vision deficiencies go untreated.
Some issues related to vision which may improve with VT are:
- Motion sickness
- Fear of heights
- Sports hand-eye coordination
- Concussion/brain injury visual symptoms
- Memory, forgetfulness
- Sense of direction
- Falling asleep reading
- Reading comprehension
- Poor grades
- Short attention span
- ADHD symptoms or misdiagnosis
- Behavioral issues related to vision
- Autism Spectrum Disorders – Visual aspects including eye contact, focusing and motor skills
- Lazy or misaligned eyes
If you or your child struggle with any of the above concerns, VT can be life-changing. First, get a developmental vision evaluation by a developmental optometrist. After diagnosis, a VT program will be designed for you – regular sessions with a doctor and at-home reinforcement exercises. VT includes computer activities and exercises with props such as lenses, balls or balance equipment. Children enjoy the activities, while adults find them challenging and interesting.