Vision Therapy: A Proven Therapeutic Vision Tool!



Vision therapy is a proven therapeutic vision tool that can help both children and adults overcome vision issues. This type of treatment has been shown to be effective in treating eye alignment, as well as improving learning difficulties experienced by people with improper vision. These types of vision problems are often developmental or trauma-induced and require the skills of an optometrist who specializes in this field. Here is what you need to know about Vision Therapy: A Proven Therapeutic Vision Tool!

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Vision Therapy for Children

Children who suffer from vision issues are often diagnosed with learning disabilities in school. This is because vision problems can cause difficulties reading, writing, and understanding what they see on the board or screen. They may also experience difficulty keeping up with classmates during group projects or activities where good visual perception skills are necessary for success, such as playing video games or making art that requires a lot of important detail.

What Can Vision Therapy Treat?

Many people experience vision problems as a result of trauma or brain injury, while others experience vision problems that are developmental in nature. These include strabismus (crossed or “last eye” condition), convergence insufficiency (difficulty maintaining a single, clear image at near point), or visual processing disorder which causes difficulty reading text quickly and comprehending visual material.

Vision Therapy Techniques

A comprehensive vision evaluation should be performed by a developmental optometrist, who will assess the functional vision problems that need to be addressed before devising an individualized treatment plan for each person.  

A New Vision incorporates the following vision therapy techniques in treatment.  This is not a comprehensive list, but merely some common tools used in the course of a therapy program.  These are individualized based on the needs of each patient:

Brock String

Marsden Ball

Pegboard Rotator

Plus/Minus Lenses

Red-Green Lenses & Filters

Vectograms

Yoked Prisms

Sanet Vision Integrator

How Does Vision Therapy Work?

Vision therapy is a progressive program of vision activities/exercises individualized to fit the visual needs of each patient.  The goal of vision therapy is NOT to strengthen eye muscles, as eye muscles are already incredibly strong.  The procedures are prescribed to help develop or improve fundamental visual skills and ability, improve visual comfort, ease, and efficiency, and change how a patient processes or interprets visual information.  Visual tasks are integrated with movement, balance, hearing, rhythm and timing, and visualization in order to develop improved visual functioning.  By utilizing these exercises, vision therapy is able to help "rewire" the brain.  The optometrists at A New Vision are highly skilled at diagnosing and treating vision issues.  We have worked with many patients and achieved great success in helping them achieve their visual goals.

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  • "We have noticed a huge improvement with our son during and after completing his vision therapy with A New Vision. He is reading at a much higher level, his grades have improved, his confidence has increased, and homework is not taking so long. His improvements are life changing! Thank you so much!"
    D.H. / Beaverton, OR

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