Vision therapy is primarily applied to children who suffer various vision-related diseases, conditions, or injuries. The purpose of vision therapy is to teach the child's brain to better control the eyes, thus improving their visual acuity and sight. Our eye doctor at Vision & Learning Center has years of experience offering vision therapy to residents of Collegeville, PA, and the surrounding areas. Although vision therapy is most often performed on children, older individuals can also benefit from it. Here is some more general information about vision therapy.
Following the initial examination, our eye doctor may find one or several conditions that can be treated through vision therapy. Some of these conditions include double vision, eye fatigue, tracking issues, depth perception problems, lack of hand-eye coordination, processing problems, and more. Most of these conditions are related to the way the brain interprets signals and information from the eyes and can, therefore, be treated with vision therapy. To find an eye doctor in the Collegeville area to perform vision therapy, try searching for an "eye doctor near me."
How Does It Work?
Vision therapy is a set of processes and actions that are personalized to each patient’s needs. In many cases, our eye doctor may provide prisms, filters, and other equipment to help assist your child with their therapy exercises. Recent technology has also enabled new forms of fun and engaging therapy that is more like playing a game, yet also helps the child train their eyes and brain to function better. Patients can begin vision therapy at any age. However, due to neuroplasticity, it is recommended they begin as young as possible.
Depending on the causes, age, and dedication of each patient to vision therapy, they may begin to experience positive benefits as soon as a few weeks after the start of vision therapy. Though the rate of improvement will vary significantly between patients, the effectiveness of vision therapy cannot be disputed.
You may notice improvements in your child’s academic performance following vision therapy. This is because they can see better in the classroom. If your child is performing poorly in class, it could be as simple as that they are having trouble seeing the board. If your child complains about this, listen to them, and consider vision therapy. If a child needs vision therapy but does not receive it, their reading ability, reading comprehension, spelling, and writing abilities can be impaired.
Vision Therapy in Collegeville, PA
If you have any further questions about our vision therapy services or would like to schedule an appointment, call us at (610) 489-1828 or visit us online.