Vision therapy

Specialty of Ophthalmology

What is vision therapy?

Optometric vision therapy is a technique for children based on eye exercises to optimize and improve various vision dysfunctions. It should be a personalized treatment for each child. It may be recommended for children who suffer from an ocular pathology and those with visual dysfunctions that cause poor school performance. Vision therapy works to correct problems related to eye movements, focusing and reading and writing caused by issues with vision.

Vision therapy or vision training (VT) is a form of eye training aimed at inducing a correct stimulus from the brain to the eyes. It can be done by children starting from six years old and it is quite helpful in terms of sports, to improve and increase visual-motor abilities.

What is vision therapy for?

Vision therapy is not only helpful when improving one’s performance in sports; it is also done to treat conditions such as visual-motor dysfunctions, non-strabismic binocular disorders, strabismus, amblyopia, accommodative disorders, and visual processing disorders.

What is does vision therapy consist of?

VT usually consists of specific training you can do under the supervision of an optometrist. The number of sessions the patient needs depends on the severity of their disorder. Some of the training exercises are:

  • Visual fixation
  • Tracking exercises
  • Binocular vision
  • Convergence training
  • Stereopsis
  • Vision field
  • Shapes perception
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