Vision Therapy is like physical therapy for the eyes. Vision Therapy is a program of individualized treatment designed to correct dysfunctions in a variety of visual and perceptual skills.
Not all visual problems are best treated with glasses, contacts or surgery. Many individuals who suffer from vision deficits or have been diagnosed with vision-related learning disabilities may not have any obvious problems “seeing” the world around them.
Vision is about more than just 20/20 vision. Essential visual skills include:
• Eye movement
• Eye Focusing
• Eye teaming
• Eye alignment
• Eye-hand coordination
• Visual perception
• Visual-motor integration
Handling Work and Stress-related Eyestrain
Good vision is also about being able to identify, make sense and react efficiently to of all you see. Poor visual performance can hurt your ability to work, read, learn and engage in your favorite recreational or sports activities.
If you—or your child—suffer from one of these kinds of vision deficits, the good news is that it’s possible to develop and improve these visual skills. Vision Therapy targets an individual’s visual weaknesses and helps them retrain their eyes and brain.
Some of the disorders Vision Therapy can help address include, but aren’t limited to:
• Strabismus (Crossed Eyes, Wall-Eye)
• Amblyopia (“Lazy Eye”)
• Learning-related Visual Difficulties, including Dyslexia, ADD/ADHD and Tracking Problem
• Poor Binocular Vision or Depth Perception
• Visual Motor Dysfunction
• Work or Stress-related Eyestrain
• South Jersey Eye Associates is proud to have partnered with one of the Delaware Valley’s leading specialists in Vision Therapy.
SJEA can provide an eye exam to determine if you or a loved one suffers from a visual dysfunction that could benefit from a regimen of Vision Therapy.