Optometric Vision Therapy…Training the Brain to See
Vision is learned and developed, so it can therefore be trained when it is not functioning optimally. Vision therapy is a structured sequence of developmental activities necessary to make new neural connections in the brain. Patients improve their visual capabilities more successfully than with surgery or glasses alone.
Vision therapy trains visual motor, visual spatial, and visual information processing skills, as well as, retained reflexes, which interfere with voluntary eye movements and body control. Patients are guided through their vision therapy in weekly one-on-one sessions with Dr. Les and given activities do be done at home.
Training the brain to use the eyes more efficiently allows visual tasks such as reading, writing, and computer work to be done more easily. Vision Therapy also diminishes limiting symptoms such as headaches, eye strain, and fatigue which is common among patients with poor visual skills.