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VISION THERAPY

Vision therapy (VT), provides children and adults with the opportunity to use their vision in the most efficient manner.

 

When the visual system works more efficiently, more visual information can be received, processed and comprehended.

INDIVIDUALISED PROGRAMMES... 

TO ADDRESS VISUAL PROBLEMS

WHAT IS VISION THERAPY?

Vision therapy can be used for simple eye problems such as inefficient focusing or focusing speed,
difficulties in eye alignment as well as for more complex problems such as amblyopic (lazy eyes)
or other binocular problems. It can be helpful for difficulties in literacy, following along a line of print (tracking), 

poor hand-eye coordination and visual spatial difficulties.


The visual problems can often be addressed where there are also other conditions including people on the autistic spectrum, DCD, Dyslexia and as well as visual difficulties associated with traumatic brain injury and stroke survivors.

Students who have good visual abilities read faster with less effort, understand more of what they read and retain the information longer. Athletes who use their vision effectively see things more quickly, evaluate relative position more accurately, tire less and demonstrate enhanced overall performance.

When there are problems with visual perception and visual information processing, an individual will achieve their potential through the benefits of Vision Therapy, in which he/she learns good body bilaterality, eye-hand co-ordination, form perception, directionality and visualisation.

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WHAT IS THE PROCESS?

AN INDIVIDUALISED PROGRAMME OF ACTIVITIES

Vision therapy is individually programmed for the specific needs of each patient. The basic and universally necessary abilities are included in all programmes. Other activities are programmed to meet specific needs of individuals.

The success depends primarily on the individual and, in the case of a child, his/her parents. The prescribed amount of time must be spent and a conscientious effort made to perform the therapy activities as instructed.

We are aware of how difficult this can be, and would be more than happy to discuss any problems that crop up so that we can help to make the therapy as effective as possible. We can even provide computerised therapy programmes if necessary. Please feel free to ring us and we will always call back if we are in a clinic.

Some equipment is needed for vision therapy and this will be supplied as needed. 

OUR RESULTS

At Paul Adler Optometrists, we think our results are good. We would wouldn't we? Nevertheless, we are delighted that the procedures and results of some of our treatments have been accepted for publication in the scientific literature.

 

If you would like the full reference or a copy of the research, please contact us.

COMPUTERISED VISION THERAPY

Computerised Vision Therapy

WHAT IS COMPUTERISED VISION THERAPY?

There are several different programmes that address different problems but are not suitable for every person and one to one therapy is the gold standard. 

 

The youngest age that a child can use the programmes is around 6yrs.  Young children (and older children with poorer concentration) need parental supervision

 

Our programmes are scientifically tested and evidence based, and can only be prescribed by a qualified registered eye care practitioner (optometrist, ophthalmologist, eye doctor or orthoptist) 

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PROGRAMMES AVAILABLE

We have computerised our one to one therapy programmes to help with eye muscle problems (convergence and divergence, vertical eye muscle problems), tracking speed and accuracy, speed of focusing, visual perceptual difficulties and to help maximise visual processing speed potential. 

Do you want to learn more about Vision Therapy or Computerised Vision Therapy? Our staff and optometrists are available and happy to answer your every question. We’d love to help you get all the information you need to in order to make the best choice.

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