Individualized to fit the visual needs of each patient
Generally conducted in-office, in once or twice weekly sessions of 30 minutes to an hour
Occasionally supplemented with procedures done at home between office visits
Depending on the case, the procedures are prescribed to:
Help patients develop or improve fundamental visual skills and abilities
Improve visual comfort, ease, and efficiency
Change how a patient processes or interprets visual information
Optometric Vision Therapy Is Not Just Eye Exercises
Unlike other forms of exercise, the goal of Optometric Vision Therapy is not to strengthen eye muscles. Your eye muscles are already incredibly strong. Optometric Vision Therapy should not be confused with any self-directed program of eye exercises which is or has been marketed to the public. Optometric vision therapy is supported by ongoing evidence-based scientific research. Read the latest research published on optometric vision therapy.
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Optometric Vision Therapy is supervised by vision care professionals and many types of specialized and/or medical equipment can be used in Optometric Vision Therapy programs, such as:
Occluders or patches
Electronic targets with timing mechanisms
The first step in any Optometric Vision Therapy program is a comprehensive vision exam. Following a thorough evaluation, a qualified vision care professional can advise you as to whether you are a good candidate for Optometric Vision Therapy and/or whether Optometric Vision Therapy is appropriate treatment for you.