What is Vision Therapy?

Vision Therapy is a series of prescribed exercises done in the office for visual problems that cannot be helped with glasses or contact lenses alone. Vision therapy is similar to physical therapy for the eyes, during which vision disorders are corrected to improve patients’ visual function and performance. Vision therapy strengthens the connection between the eyes and the brain, creating permanent lifelong changes.

Vision therapy treats problems children have when using their eyes up close, especially at school. Eye tracking, eye teaming, and eye focusing problems make it impossible for children to read, learn, and remain on task. Vision therapy also corrects lazy, crossed, or wandering eyes. Eighty percent of what we see, comprehend, and remember depends on the visual system, therefore, the benefits of vision therapy affect every aspect of life, not just school performance.

One of our patients playing with our hi-tech piece of equipment, the G-lab!


Eccentric Circles-she’s learning to control her eye aiming!


Another patient playing with a hi-tech piece of equipment. She’s working on seeing 3-D ques. The flippers are helping her eye teaming so she can see it!


Working on visual perception


She did it!


Working on her tracking skills with our new magnetic patch!


Advancing our eye-hand coordination skills


Aperture Rule-another fun way to work eye teaming and depth perception