What is Vision Therapy?
Vision therapy at Belle Vue Specialty Eye Care is an individualized program of eye exercises and other methods to treat non-refractive vision problems. You can think of vision therapy as physical therapy for the eyes and the brain. The neurological aspect is very important because the eyes are direct physical extensions of the brain. We see with our brains and minds, not just our eyes. The therapy begins at our optometrist’s office, but most treatment plans also include daily visual tasks and eye exercises to be performed at home.
Our optometrists, who specialize in vision therapy and the treatment of learning-related vision problems, are sometimes called behavioral optometrists or developmental optometrists.
Our areas of focus
Any form of brain injury, from a concussion to a stroke, can be devastating to the visual system. Many times patients report double vision, poor balance, difficulty reading, sensitivity to light, and dry eye. Through therapy and the use of lenses we strive to regain patient’s sense of vision.
Vision + Learning
There are many skills that are needed to be a proficient reader: tracking, focusing, steady fixation, visual memory, and eye teaming to name a few. At Belle Vue Specialty Eye Care we identify the areas that are lacking and enhance the visual skills needed for success. Want to know if your child has a visual component that could be affecting their success? Take this quiz →
5 Components of Vision
“We can hear when a child exhibits a speech problem, but we have no way of knowing how the world looks to a child with a vision problem.”
-Wendy Beth Rosen
The Hidden Link Between Vision and Learning