What is Vision Therapy?

Vision Therapy Is Effective Treatment

Vision therapy - a type of physical therapy for the eyes and brain - is a highly effective non-surgical treatment for many common visual problems such as lazy eye, crossed eyes, double vision, convergence insufficiency and some reading and learning disabilities.

What is involved in a Vision Therapy program?

Vision therapy is:

* a progressive program of vision "exercises" or procedures;

* performed under doctor supervision;

* 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 ("home reinforcement" or "homework");

* 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.

Vision Therapy Is Not Just Eye Exercises

Unlike other forms of exercise, the goal of Vision Therapy is not to strengthen eye muscles. Your eye muscles are already incredibly strong. Vision Therapy is not to be confused with any self-directed self-help program of eye exercises, which is or has been marketed to the public.

In-office Vision Therapy at Livermore Optometry Group is supervised by your doctor and many types of specialized and/or medical equipment can be used in Optometric Vision Therapy programs, such as:

* corrective lenses (regulated medical devices);

* therapeutic lenses (regulated medical devices);

* prism lenses (regulated medical devices);

* optical filters;

* occluders or eye patches

* electronic targets with timing mechanisms;

* computer software;

* balance boards (vestibular device)

* visual-motor-sensory integration training devices

The first step in any Vision Therapy program is a comprehensive vision exam. Following a thorough evaluation, a one of our vision care professionals can advise the candidate as to whether Vision Therapy would be appropriate treatment.

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Tuesday7:30AM - 7:30PM
Wednesday7:30AM - 7:30PM
Thursday7:30AM - 7:30PM
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Livermore Optometry Group

1800 Fourth Street,

Livermore, CA 94550

Phone. 925-447-3883

Fax. 925-447-2957