VISION THERAPY FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
CAN I JUST DO THE THERAPY AT HOME BY MYSELF?
Vision therapy programs are individualized for the patient, and careful guidance and frequent monitoring are required for success.
When attempted by patients without guidance, poor visual habits may actually be reinforced, and the development of ‘splinter skills’ may actually make proper treatment at a later date impossible.
The use of lenses and prisms which are a vital component of many vision therapy programs are also classed as a ‘restricted activity’ in Alberta, and may only be used under the direction of a licensed eye care professional.
WILL MY INSURANCE COVER VISION THERAPY?
Some of the better health insurance policies cover the medical aspect of vision therapy.
Insurance companies do require some very particular vision codes, so please ask your optometrist to complete the necessary insurance information package for you.
HOW LONG DOES VISION THERAPY LAST?
When the program is complete, the benefits of vision therapy will last for a lifetime.
Non-medical vision therapy, as related to visual perception, prepares children for lifelong learning, and it fills in gaps for many adults who have lost visual skills and abilities.