What is Optometric Vision Therapy?
Optometric Vision Therapy is training for the eyes used to develop and improve visual ability. Conditions that can be treated with vision therapy include: strabismus (crossed eyes), amblyopia (lazy eye), double vision, visual fields loss, learning - related vision disorders, as well as focusing problems and ADD/ADHD among others. Vision therapy utilizes lenses, flippers and prisms in a progressive series of in-office and home therapy exercises. It is a non-surgical and drug-free approach that helps patients learn to use their eyes more efficiently and to have better eye teaming and binocular vision.
Before and after photos of our patient with an alternating esotropia (strabismus with an eye turn in) after 18 weeks of vision therapy (about midway through the therapy program).
Vision Therapy works! It has been an amazing process to see the changes in my son's grades and attitude toward reading. He has gone from constant frustration and feeling of failure to being on the honor roll the entire year and making A's in English! He is also reading for pleasure! Vision Therapy has been a lot of hard work and not without some arguments and grumbling, but it has all been worth it. Mary Ellen has made the process successful for us and is never without a smile. Her cheerful and understanding demeanor definitely contributed to our success with VT!