Optometric Vision Therapy

Vision therapy aims to retrain the visual processing aspects of vision based on the concept of neuroplasticity, which recent research has improved our understanding of.
  • Supported by ongoing, evidence-based scientific research
  • Typically supplemented by the use of lenses, prisms, filters and 3D activities, among other things
  • Vision therapy is more than just doing eye exercises; it improves eye-brain communication and the visual system’s effectiveness.
  • Vision therapy is a fully customised and personalised treatment program
  • Beneficial to patients of all ages
  • Non-invasive and, in some cases, offers a safe alternative to surgery
  • Most activities used in a vision therapy program are fun and are carried out in a game-like fashion
  • Supported by ongoing, evidence-based scientific research
  • Typically supplemented by the use of lenses, prisms, filters and 3D activities, among other things
  • Vision therapy is more than just doing eye exercises; it improves eye-brain communication and the visual system’s effectiveness.
  • Vision therapy is a fully customised and personalised treatment program
  • Beneficial to patients of all ages
  • Non-invasive and, in some cases, offers a safe alternative to surgery
  • Most activities used in a vision therapy program are fun and are carried out in a game-like fashion

Visual processing that can be retrained and enhanced through Optometric Vision Therapy includes the following:

01.

Tracking

The ability to follow a moving object, like a ball in flight or moving vehicles in traffic, smoothly and accurately with both eyes.

02.

Fixation

The ability to quickly and accurately locate and inspect a series of stationary objects with both eyes, such as moving from word to word while reading.

03.

Focus Change

The ability to rapidly look from far to near and vice versa without momentary blurs. An example is looking from the whiteboard to a book or from the dashboard to cars on the street.

04.

Depth Perception

The ability to judge relative distances of objects and see and move accurately in three-dimensional space, such as when hitting a ball or parking a car.

05.

Peripheral Vision

The ability to monitor and interpret what is happening around you while attending to a specific central visual task and use visual information perceived from a large area.

06.

Binocularity

The ability to use both eyes together, smoothly, equally, simultaneously and accurately.

07.

Maintaining Attention

The ability to keep doing any particular activity with ease and without interfering with the performance of other skills.

08.

Near Vision Acuity

The ability to clearly see, inspect, identify and understand objects within an arm’s length.

09.

Distance Acuity

The ability to clearly see, inspect, identify and understand objects at a distance. People with 6/6 distance sight may still have vision problems.

10.

Visualisation

The ability to form and retain mental images in your “mind’s eye” so that you can recall them or manipulate them into new mental images.

11.

Eye-Hand Coordination

The ability to smoothly connect the eyes to the hands is critical in fine motor control, such as when copying from the board or typing smoothly on a keyboard.

12.

Visual Perception & Processing

The ability to recognise and discriminate among visual stimuli and interpret them correctly and appropriately.

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