What is Vision Therapy?

Vision therapy is a rehabilitative program, prescribed to treat developmental and/or neurologically induced dysfunctions of the visual system. The American Optometric Association defines vision therapy as a sequence of neurosensory and neuromuscular activities individually prescribed and monitored by a doctor to develop, rehabilitate, and enhance visual skills and processing.

Symptoms of Vision Therapy

Vision therapy is prescribed to treat many different visual problems including:

  • Accommodative Dysfunction (the focusing system of the eye)
  • Amblyopia (Lazy Eye)
  • Binocular Vision Problems
  • Convergence Insufficiency
  • Motion Sickness
  • Oculomotor Dysfunctions
  • Post-concussion Vision Syndrome
  • Strabismus (Crossed or Turned eye)
  • Visual Processing Disorder

Developmental Vision Evaluation for Vision Therapy

When a child or adult exhibits signs of reading and/or learning difficulties, the first step should begin with a Developmental Vision Evaluation. Dr. Stacey begins with an in-depth case history, followed by a comprehensive sensorimotor and visual perceptual assessment. This assessment measures eye coordination and visual processing related to reading fluency, letter reversals, handwriting and overall learning abilities. After testing, she will determine if any visual diagnoses are impacting educational performance, prescribe appropriate lenses when necessary and provide a written report and plan for therapeutic solutions to visual problems for future educational success.