Some visual conditions cannot be treated adequately with just glasses, contact lenses and/or patching, and are best resolved through a program of Vision Therapy.
Vision Therapy is a sequence of procedures customized to a given patient and designed to remediate functional and or developmental problems. Our brains are responsible for creating our visual experiences based upon the input from our eyes. Connections within our brains are created and refined throughout the early years of life and it is during these times that change is more easily obtained, BUT, the old thinking that after the age of 7 or 8 change is not possible has been disproven. Our brains remain alterable throughout life.
The key to Vision Therapy is setting up situations that support the change required to overcome these problems. Vision Therapy Programs consist of in- office and home procedures. We are fortunate to have had the opportunity to work with many children and adults with problems affecting them severely in school and/or at work and have had tremendous success in remediating these concerns (see testimonial section).
Vision Therapy is an individualized, supervised, treatment program designed to correct visual, visual-motor and/or visual perceptual-cognitive deficiencies. Vision Therapy sessions include procedures designed to enhance the brain’s ability to improve and control:
Visual-motor skills and endurance are developed through the use of specialized therapeutic activities as well as optical devices, including therapeutic lenses, prisms, and filters. During therapy, visual skills are dveloped and then reinforced until they become automatic facilitating improved function whether in academics or in the work place.
Children and adults with visual challenges, such as:
Vision Therapy can be the answer to many visual problems. Don’t hesitate to contact us with your questions. To read definitions of Vision Therapy by outside sources, visit children-special-needs.org.
Dr. Bruce Meyer, Optometric Physician NJ Lic. #4336 T.P.A. #00401 Comprehensive Family Eye Care/Children’s Exams/Vision Therapy/Glasses/Contacts