Vision therapy is sort of like physical therapy for the eyes and brain. It can be used to address a number of optical problems, including lazy eye, crossed eyes and double vision. Vision therapy can also be highly effective in resolving certain eye problems that can contribute to learning disabilities. Dr. McQuillan is skilled and experienced in a variety of vision therapy services.
Vision therapy involves the application of special exercises designed to strengthen the eyes and enhance the neurological connections between the eyes and the brain. A healthy brain-eye connection is fundamental for enjoying good eyesight. Vision therapy exercises are tailored to the unique needs of each patient and should only be performed under the supervision of an experienced eye care professional.
Vision therapy can be used to help patients improve their basic visual skills, including visual processing and visual efficiency. Over time, patients undergoing vision therapy can develop the ability to see and understand images more accurately.
Studies have shown that vision therapy can be highly effective in improving overall vision function. In fact, this type of therapy has been proven to be equally as effective as other forms of occupational or physical therapy exercises.
For individuals who suffer from poor visual processing, eyeglasses aren’t always sufficient. In these instances, vision therapy may be a great alternative. While it is frequently used in children who suffer from learning disabilities or reading problems, adults can also benefit from vision therapy.
The best way to determine whether you or your child would be a good candidate for vision therapy is to book a comprehensive eye exam. Dr. McQuillan can then use the results of that exam to determine whether or not this type of therapy would be right for you.
To learn more about vision therapy or to schedule a consultation, contact us today!