What is Vision Therapy?
Vision Therapy is a series of procedures that retrains the brain to improve visual skills, like eye movement control and eye coordination. The procedures are done in office under professional care and supplemented with exercises and activities done at home. In vision therapy, we use several different tools and exercises to help the brain and the eyes learn to work together in unity. Some of these tools include prisms, colored lenses, Brock Strings, and HTS computer games.
Vision Therapy is used to treat various disorders such as Convergence Insufficiency, Ocular-Motor Disorder, Strabismus, Amblyopia, among many others which include learning-related vision disorders. Typically, parents or teachers notice signs that a child may have a vision problem, however, Vision Therapy is not just for children. Regardless of age, vision can always be improved and strengthened. That’s the incredible thing about the brain: it can be retrained, learn new techniques, and take in constant new information! Vision Therapy sessions include procedures designed to enhance the brain’s ability to control:
- Eye alignment
- Eye tracking and eye teaming
- Eye focusing abilities
- Eye movements
- Visual processing
Vision is a process of identifying, organizing, interpreting, and understanding what is being seen. The vision process integrates sensory and motor information that comes from the brain and it is always changing to derive meaning and direct movement. Vision involves 20 visual abilities that have been learned and developed since birth. Experience is one of the most important in vision development.
Signs of Learning-related Vision Problems
Fulton Vision Development Center is the only facility in Southwest Oklahoma that provides visual information processing evaluations and Vision Therapy
For questions, to refer a child or adult to our office, or to book Dr. Fulton for a presentation or meeting concerning vision therapy and pediatric vision, please call 405-224-EYES (3937) or email us. Symptoms Checklists, brochures, information packets, and business cards are also available to be dropped off, emailed, or mailed directly to your location.