Benefits of Vision Therapy
What is it about vision therapy that is so popular with parents, their children and many adults with vision problems? Why are so many people turning to vision therapy as the single source for teaching the visual system to correct itself over eyeglasses and corrective surgery?
Vision therapy is healthy physical therapy for your visual system and the parts of the brain that control vision. There are different types of challenges that our patients face. Whether you are a child or an adult, the goal of our vision therapy program is to literally “train” the visual system to correct itself.
Listed below are some of the major benefits of vision therapy that many people receive here at All Ages Vision Care.
- Amblyopia vision therapy and Strabismus vision therapy. Amblyopia is also called “lazy eye.” This is a vision development problem where the eye fails to attain normal visual acuity. Strabismus stems from an inability to keep the eyes properly aligned while reading. We have seen a much higher rate of success with vision therapy than compared to eyeglasses, surgery or other medical procedures.
- Treatment for many learning disabilities. One of the largest benefits that our clients see as a direct result from our vision therapy program is the treatment of certain types of learning disabilities. We have seen direct correlations between vision therapy programs and the disappearance of certain learning disabilities.
- Concentration and attention difficulties. Binocular vision disorder (when the two eyes fail to work together) can “look like” the symptoms and characteristics as Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD). This leads to a misdiagnosis on many occasions with children that we have seen. Dr. Beasley and the staff at All Ages Vision Care have seen positive results and dramatic improvements with these binocular dysfunctions when we initiated a personalized binocular vision therapy program.
We begin with a professional eye exam for every new patient we see. During the eye exam is where Dr. Beasley can determine any and all vision challenges and then suggest a personalized approach to vision therapy treatment.