Guide to Vision Therapy with Our Optometrist
Not all vision problems are due to refractive errors. Some are due to the communication between the eyes and the brain. If this is the case, vision therapy can help. Our team at Family Vision and our vision therapist in Anderson, Williamston, and Clemson, SC, put together this quick guide to help you learn more.
What Is Vision Therapy?
Did you know that visual acuity (or how well you see an object) is only one aspect of your visual health and performance? Visual skills also play an essential role. These skills include eye tracking, depth perception, hand-eye coordination, visual perception and processing, and more.
Vision therapy is a process through which these skills are enhanced. You can think of it like a workout, although you are not strengthening any muscles. Instead, you are working to improve visual performance by retraining the visual system.
As you relearn how to interpret what you see, vision therapy teaches you how to apply it to everyday life. This therapy is excellent for adults, but can be life-changing for children, as they can begin to read and learn with more ease, pay more attention, and even participate in sports.
What Is It Used to Treat?
Vision therapy is effective for treating several visual issues, including but not limited to the following:
- Double vision
- Lazy eye or amblyopia
- Crossed-eyes or strabismus
- Eye fatigue
- Depth perception
- Focusing challenges
- Visual processing issues
- Trouble with hand-eye coordination
What Are the Benefits of Vision Therapy?
One of the most important benefits is that it is completely personalized to the person receiving it. Our vision therapist will thoroughly assess your challenges to understand your needs. Then our vision therapist will develop a personalized plan for your specific circumstances.
Another benefit of vision therapy is the academic improvement that many children achieve, including those who:
- Confuse similar words
- Read below their grade level
- Use a finger to keep place while reading
- Fatigue after school or reading
- Motion sickness
- Trouble following a moving target
Many people also notice a reduction in the following symptoms:
Vision therapy could be the solution if you or your child suffer from any of the symptoms or difficulties mentioned above.
Visit Our Vision Therapist
If you’d like to learn more or determine if vision therapy is right for you, our team at Family Vision is here to help. Schedule an appointment with our optometrist in Anderson, SC, (864) 226-6041, Williamston, SC, (864) 847-7657, or Clemson, SC, by calling (864) 722-9205.