What is Vision Therapy?

Vision therapy is an excellent resource to improve the overall connection between the eyes and the brain. Through a series of strengthening activities and exercises, vision therapy can enhance the eyes’ general functioning and coordination. Although it’s most commonly prescribed for children, it can be effective for both kids and adults.

Our vision therapy programs at NewMan Optics involve comprehensive testing and detailed assessments to personalize your treatment plan based on your unique needs. Vision therapy can make a significant difference in your child’s life, but it requires dedication and commitment.

If you have any questions or are interested in what vision therapy can do for you, please contact our practice.

How Vision Therapy Can Help

Vision therapy can treat a myriad of vision problems through dedicated practice and personalized treatment. Over 80% of learning is visual, which means strengthening the visual system is crucial, especially for children. Vision therapy can unlock your child’s potential, and we’ll be here to help every step of the way!

Common problems treated with vision therapy can include:

Eye Tracking

How well the eyes follow a moving target

Eye Teaming

How well the eyes work together

Binocular Vision

The ability to fuse separate images from each eye into one image

Accommodation

The eye’s ability to focus

Visual-motor Integration

Hand-eye Coordination

Amblyopia

A “lazy eye” that develops when one eye fails to attain normal visual acuity

Convergence Insufficiency

Inability to keep the eyes aligned when focusing on near objects

The Science Behind Vision Therapy

Studies show that the human brain has a significant amount of neuroplasticity, which means it can change its structure and function in response to external stimuli. These changes were initially thought to only be possible in children but have also been demonstrated in adults. A study was completed where experienced adult typists underwent long-term training to improve their keyboarding skills. The participants experienced increases in gray matter volume in their brains, suggesting that learning affects both function and brain structure.

Vision therapy experts say that properly-administered therapy programs can effectively correct vision problems and improve visual performance through neurological changes. Recent findings and continued research have shown that these claims may ring true.

Vision Therapy Programs at Newman Optics

At NewMan Optics, it’s our primary goal is to help you and your family enjoy clear vision and good ocular health for as long as possible. We’ll work with you closely to develop a vision therapy program that works for you and your lifestyle.

Your program will likely include a combination of in-office vision therapy sessions and home-based computer programs. During your initial consultation, we’ll take the time to discuss everything your program will involve and the desired results. You’ll also have the opportunity to ask any questions. We’ll be sure to answer them so you feel confident and informed.

If you’re interested in vision therapy and how it can improve you or your child’s quality of life, we’d love to hear from you! Give us a call or request an appointment using our convenient online form.