Common Conditions That Vision Therapy Helps

Your Morrisville Developmental Optometrist can help with lazy eye (amblyopia), eye turns (strabismus), traumatic brain injury (concussion, whiplash) and special needs populations. Research has shown that 20% of children have a vision issue that affects their learning.

An Eye Care Center that Specializes in Vision Therapy

 While eyeglasses or corrective lenses can correct many vision problems, some issues are more complex. Vision therapy is a highly effective non-surgical means of treating many common visual problems, including:

  • Amblyopia (lazy eye)
  • Strabismus
  • Crossed eyes
  • Double vision
  • Eye movement disorders
  • Convergence insufficiency

Better Eyes for Better Grades? Vision therapy can improve academic performance as well. While vision therapy is not meant to treat learning disabilities, it can lead to improved performance in school. Many children with vision deficits have trouble focusing on reading and other classroom material. This can inhibit their learning, delay their progress and prevent them from performing to the best of their ability.

Once visual problems have been resolved, parents and teachers will have a clearer picture of a student’s challenges and abilities. What Is Vision Therapy? Vision therapy is like individualized physical therapy for the eyes. Some vision therapy uses specialized exercises. Other programs require the use of lenses, filters, and other visual instruments. The goal is not merely to correct a cosmetic issue but to optimize the entire visual system.

Dr. Barnes and Dr. Lyerly utilize the latest technology to create a custom vision therapy program designed to “teach” the eyes and the parts of the brain that control the vision system to work as they should for clear, comfortable vision. Vision therapy can resolve many vision problems on its own. In other circumstances, vision therapy completed before or after surgery can help improve the outcome.

Video Introducing Vision Therapy To Parents