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Vision Therapy in Huntingdon Valley, PA

Do you Need Vision Therapy?

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 an individualized, supervised, treatment program designed to correct visual-motor and/or perceptual-cognitive deficiencies. Vision Therapy sessions include procedures designed to enhance the huntingdon valley eye carebrain's ability to control:
  • eye alignment,
  • eye teaming,
  • eye alignment,
  • eye teaming,
  • eye focusing abilities,
  • eye movements, and/or
  • visual processing.
Visual-motor skills and endurance are developed through the use of specialized computer and optical devices, including therapeutic lenses, prisms, and filters. During the final stages of therapy, the patient's newly acquired visual skills are reinforced and made automatic through repetition and by integration with motor and cognitive skills.

                            Who Benefits from Vision Therapy?  

Children and adults with visual challenges, such as:
  • Learning-related Vision Problems----Vision Therapy can help those individuals who lack the necessary visual skills for effective reading, writing, and learning (i.e., eye movement and focusing skills, convergence, eye-hand activity, visual memory skills, etc.).
     
    To learn more about learning-related vision problems, visit any of these web pages on:20-20 Eyesight and 20/20 Eye Screenings - Not Perfect for Learning and School!,
To learn more about binocular (two-eyed) vision, visit any of these web pages on:

 

  • Convergence Insufficiency (common near vision disorder)

    Recent scientific research -- funded by the National Eye Institute and conducted at Mayo Clinic -- has proven that in-office Vision Therapy is the best treatment for Convergence Insufficiency.

To learn all about Convergence Insufficiency, go to:

 

  • Amblyopia (lazy eye), Diplopia (double vision), and Strabismus (cross-eyed, wandering eye, eye turns, etc.)
    Vision Therapy programs offer much higher cure rates for turned eyes and/or lazy eye when compared to eye surgery, glasses, and/or patching, without therapy. The earlier the patient receives Vision Therapy the better, however, our office successfully treats patients well past 21 years of age.

    Recent scientific research has disproven the long held belief that children with lazy eye, or amblyopia, can’t be helped after age 7.

     

To learn more about crossed eyes, eye turns, or lazy eye, visit any of these web pages on:


 

  • Stress-related Visual Problems - Blurred Vision, Visual Stress from REading and Computers, Eye Strain Headaches, and/or Vision-induced Stomachaches or Motion Sickness---21st century life demands more from our vision than ever before. Many children and adults constantly use their near vision at school, work and home. Environmental stresses on the visual system (including excessive computer use or close work) can induce blurred vision, eyestrain, headaches, etc.

To learn about these visual problems and vision therapy, see: 
 

 

  • Visual Rehabilitation for Special Needs - Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), Stroke, Birth Injury, Brain Damage, Head Injury, Whiplash, Cerebral Palsy, MS, etc. ---Vision can be compromised as a result of neurological disorders or trauma to the nervous system. Vision Therapy can effectively treat the visual consequences of brain trauma (including double vision).

 

To learn more about visual rehabilitation with vision therapy, see:

 

  • Visual Rehabilitation for Special Needs - Developmental Delays, Visual Perceptual Visual-Motor Deficits, Attention Deficit Disorders, Autism Spectrum Disorders

To learn more about vision therapy as it relates to developmental delays or disorders, see:

 

 

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