Vision Therapy-- a type of physical therapy for the eyes and brain-- is a highly effective non-surgical treatment for many common visual problems such as lazy eye (Amblyopia, Mata Malas 懒惰眼), eye turn (斜视, Mata Juling 斗鸡眼/斜视), double vision, convergence insufficiency and some reading and learning disabilities. Many patients with vision problems who have been told, "it's too late," or "you'll have to learn to live with it" have benefited from vision therapy.
In the case of learning disabilities, visual therapy is specifically directed toward resolving visual problems which interfere with reading, learning, and educational instruction. Optometrists do not claim that therapy is a direct treatment for learning disabilities.
Unlike other forms of exercise, the goal of Therapy is not to strengthen eye muscles. Your eye muscles are already incredibly strong. Vision Therapy is not to be confused with any self-directed self-help program of eye exercises which is or has been marketed to the public.
In-office Therapy is supervised by Behavioral and Developmental optometrists and many types of specialized and/or medical equipment can be used in Optometric Therapy programs, such as:
The first step in any Therapy program is a Neuro-Developmental Vision evaluation. Following a thorough evaluation, a qualified Behavioral and Developmental optometrists such as Mr Stanley can advise the candidate as to whether Visual Therapy would be the appropriate treatment.
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