Exercise for Your Eyes & Brain
Vision therapy is a type of physical therapy for the eyes and brain that is designed to exercise the connection between the neurological and ocular systems. Treatment processes are noninvasive and can help correct problems such as amblyopia (“lazy eye”), strabismus (misaligned eyes), and convergence insufficiency.
We custom-tailor treatment programs to fit your unique needs. Vision therapy can help to reinforce visual skills, such as eye movement control and coordination. Programs usually involve exercises and tasks to coordinate and improve eye movement.
Most vision therapy programs use exercises, lenses, prisms, and filters. Additionally, computer-assisted activities and stereo-viewers may yield excellent results.
The most common exercises integrated into a treatment plan include:
- Pencil push-ups: Pencil push-ups are designed to help correct binocular vision disorders, such as strabismus.
- Computer programs: Some computer-assisted games and tasks are designed to strengthen eye movement, accommodation, and information processing.
- Prism and lens fixation: Gazing through different prisms and lenses can help teach the eyes to focus on objects at various distances.
- Patching: We prescribe patching to treat amblyopia (“lazy eye”) by wearing an eye patch over the eye with better vision. Covering the stronger eye helps train the brain to recognize visual cues from the weaker eye.
Treatment plans will vary between patient to patient. We are happy to work with you to find a plan that works best for you!
If you are interested in vision therapy, we would love to answer any questions you may have. Please do not hesitate to contact us!