What is Vision Therapy?
Vision Therapy (also known as behavioral or developmental optometry, functional vision training, orthoptics, vision or visual training, or VT) is recognized as a leading developmental vision and rehabilitation specialty practice in the United States. This division of optometric care is devoted to developing, improving and enhancing visual performance for children and adults by retraining the visual system. We take pride in our application of neuroscience principles to every personalized program. As a result, our patients receive one-on-one training with our doctor and trainers, utilizing innovative and advanced technologies. Our approach incorporates, balance, coordinated movement, cognitive abilities and much more!
Vision therapy is “physical therapy” for the eyes and brain. Optical devices and individualized exercises are used to retrain the muscles that control the eye in order to make eye movements easier and more efficient. In addition to retraining the muscles, the patient learns how to correctly process the visual information that the brain receives from the eyes.
Why is Vision Therapy recommended?
Vision therapy may be used to treat many common vision, oculomotor, and visual processing problems such as:
- Reading and learning difficulties
- Letter Reversals
- Attention Deficit
- Double Vision
- Eye turn/Head tilt
- Amblyopia/Lazy Eye
- Eye focusing problems
- Poor visual-motor skills
- Sports vision improvement
- Traumatic brain injury
- Stroke/visual rehabilitation
Performance Vision Therapy is now in its own location just three doors down from Cool Springs EyeCare in Suite 12. For an appointment, please call (615) 905-4668.