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Is Vision Therapy For Me?

Who Can Benefit From Vision Therapy?

    Patients of all ages can benefit from vision therapy. The nature of the therapy program varies with the condition treated. Children and adults with visual dysfunctions including the following conditions can be helped by vision therapy.

Visually-Related Learning Problems

 Vision Therapy can help those individuals who lack the necessary visual skills for effective reading, writing, and learning (i.e. eye movement and focusing skills, convergence, eye-hand coordination, visual memory skills, and letter and number reversals).

To learn more about vision-related learning problems, visit any of these web pages on reading
Convergence insufficiency

Poor Binocular or Eye Coordination

 Vision Therapy can helps individuals develop normal coordination and teamwork of the two eyes (binocular vision). When the two eyes fail to work together as an effective team, visual discomfort and overall performance in many areas can suffer. 

To learn more about binocular vision, visit these web pages on 3D and depth perception
Convergence Insufficiency -
The Framing Game-

Strabismus And Amblyopia

         When a person's eyes do not aim in the same common direction, the condition is called "strabismus". Commonly known as 'crossed eyes' or 'wall eyes', the eyes may turn constantly upward, downward, inward or outward. 

Vision Therapy programs offer much higher cure rate for turned eyes and/or lazy eye when compared to eye surgery, glasses, and/or patching, without therapy. 

To learn more about crossed eyes or lazy eye, visit

Computer Vision Syndrome

C.V.S or Computer Vision Syndrome is one of the fastest growing health concerns in the workplace today. 

Children and adults in our technological society constantly use their near vision at both work and home. Environmental stresses on the visual system can cause eyestrain, headaches, and visual difficulties and which can be effectively treated with Vision Therapy.

Sports Vision Improvements

Strong visual skills are critical to sports success. Not much happens in sports until your eyes instruct your hands and body what to do!

Accurate vision and athletic visual skills can be measured, developed, and enhanced through Visual Therapy. We can improve eye-hand coordination, visual reaction time, peripheral awareness, eye teaming, focusing, tracking, and visualization skills. 

Visual Rehabilitation For Traumatic Brain Injury

Vision can be compromised as a result of neurological disorders or trauma to the nervous system such as traumatic brain injuries, stroke, and whiplash.

Vision Therapy can effectively treat the visual consequences of trauma including double vision, tracking and focusing dysfunctions, and provide compensations for visual field loss.