Vision therapy is an individualized training program prescribed by an optometrist to improve the speed, accuracy and endurance of a person’s vision and to reduce visual effort, fatigue and discomfort.
Vision therapy effectively treats conditions that cannot be treated with glasses or contacts alone such as:
- Amblyopia or Lazy Eye
- Strabismus or Eye turn
- Sports Vision Training
- Vision and Learning Difficulties
- Concussion or TBI related visual symptoms
- Visual perceptual skills (how the brain interprets the information we see).
Signs or symptoms of visual problems that may benefit from vision therapy:
- Frequent headaches or eye strain
- Avoidance of close work or other visually demanding tasks
- Poor judgment of depth
- Turning of an eye (in or out, up or down)
- Tendency to cover or close one eye, or favor the vision in one eye
- Double vision
- Poor hand-eye coordination
- Difficulty following a moving target
- Dizziness or motion sickness
- Poor reading comprehension
- Difficulty copying from one place to another
- Loss of place, repetition, and/or omission of words while reading
- Difficulty changing focus from distance to near and back
- Letter and word reversals
- And many more
To find out whether you would benefit from vision therapy take the COVD quality of life survey or if you’ve had a concussion/brain injury complete the TBI symptom checklist.
For referring professionals: Have a patient you think would benefit from a vision therapy assessment? Please fax a competed referral form to 902-742-6969.
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