The Vision Therapy and Rehabilitation Service (VTR) service specializes in the care of patients experiencing visual deficits secondary to learning problems, physical disability, and acquired brain injury or neurological insult.
An evaluation in the VTR service will determine the need for vision therapy, an individualized, supervised, treatment program, designed to correct visual, visual-motor, and/or visual perceptual-cognitive deficiencies. Vision therapy sessions include procedures designed to enhance the brain’s ability to improve and control how the eyes work together.
Visual-motor skills and endurance are developed through the use of specialized therapeutic activities, as well as, optical devices, including therapeutic lenses, prisms, and filters. During therapy, visual skills are developed and then reinforced until they become automatic, facilitating improved function, whether in academics or in the workplace.
State-of-the-art instrumentation and computerized technology allow patients of all ages to improve their vision for optimum performance, not only in the classroom or on the sports field, but also in performing the everyday activities of daily living.
Patients are referred to the care of doctors in this service both from within The Eye Center and from other doctors throughout the Mid-South region. Doctors at TEC are specifically trained to provide the highest level of diagnosis and treatment for these conditions. In fact, a majority of doctors in this service area are certified Fellows of the College of Optometrists in Vision Development (www.COVD.org).