Vision therapy consists of a sequence of activities that make use of lenses, prisms, filters, occlusion, and other equipment aimed at developing visual skills and processing. Vision therapy employs the use of a variety of techniques and procedures that includes gross and fine motor activities, eye-hand coordination in free-space, computer-based programs, and even virtual reality.
Vision therapy consists of a weekly 45-minute in-office appointment. Home support, consisting of 1 to 2 activities is expected to be completed several times per week. The vision therapy program can range from 3 to 9 months, depending on the diagnosis and patient compliance. Progress is checked every few weeks and the vision therapy program is adjusted as necessary. Once the vision therapy program is completed, the patient is monitored regularly.
How Does Vision Therapy Work?