What Is Vision Therapy?Vision therapy is a specialized treatment that addresses problems related to eye focusing, tracking, making reading eye movements, depth perception, peripheral vision, visual perception and processing skills, as well as visual sensory motor integration. Unlike routine eye exams, a neurodevelopmental vision evaluation tests each skill to identify where a patient excels and where they struggle. A customized treatment plan is then created to develop those skills up to the expected level for that patient's age.
How Does Vision Therapy Improve Reading Ability?Reading involves a series of visual skills, including:
- Turning both eyes inward when reading
- Focusing and zooming in on the page
- Accurately tracking eyes across the page and scanning into peripheral vision where the next word is located
- Processing visual information, which involves understanding and taking meaning from what you're looking at