Vision therapy deals with visual disorders such as a lack of binocularity, which is the ability of the eyes to work together, ocular motor deficiency, which affects reading and comprehension, and accommodative disorder, which concerns the eye’s ability to focus.
Based on the idea of neuroplasticity, vision therapy is a doctor-supervised program of visual activities to improve visual skills and processing. Neuroplasticity refers to the brain’s ability to change and strengthen neural pathways. Vision therapy provides repetitive visual activities that aid in strengthening the pathways between the eyes and the brain. With time, these repetitive activities become an automatic part of everyday life.
With Mrs. Weinberger as our vision therapy director, we have seen countless patients successfully complete their vision therapy program with truly inspiring results. Often, the children who come to us are frustrated – with themselves and their situation. Only as the weeks progress, and they begin to experience change in their lives, do they fully grasp the enormity of their vision problem. Seemingly irrelevant problems suddenly melt away to grant the children a new start to their old lives.