Helping to Improve or Correct Visual-Motor and Perceptual-Cognitive Deficits
Vision therapy, also known as orthoptics, vision training or eye training, is an organized therapeutic regime utilized to treat a number of neuromuscular, neurophysiological and neurosensory conditions that interfere with visual function. These are conditions that can’t be treated with only glasses, contacts or patching. For proper development of visual, perceptual and motor abilities an individualized vision therapy plan is needed. Vision therapy provides an individualized treatment program of eye training procedures under professional supervision used to improve or correct visual-motor and perceptual-cognitive deficits. For example, vision therapy works on; eye alignment/teaming, eye movements, eye tracking, eye focusing and visual processing. Patients learn new visual skills and these skills are then reinforced to make automatic through repetition and integration of complex cognitive and motor skills.