Think of it as physical therapy for the eyes and brain together. Vision therapy is an individualized treatment program designed to remediate binocular vision dysfunctions and/or visual processing delays. Vision therapy trains or retrains the brain to effectively use the eyes to gather and respond to visual information.
A comprehensive program of vision therapy involves a progression of procedures designed to enhance a patient’s ability to control eye alignment, eye movements, focusing ability and eye teaming. Special lenses, prisms, colored filters, equipment (such as balance boards) and computer programs are used to deliver therapy activities. A well planned program of care, including scheduled homework activities, will develop a high level of visual-motor efficiency and endurance. Each stage of progress is monitored until the new vision skills are automatic.