Vision Therapy (VT)
Vision is comprised of many visual skills which must work together in an efficient manner for a person to accurately gather and process visual information; whether a person is deciding if a letter is a 'b' or a 'd', if we are judging the speed of a ball in flight we are about to catch, or even deciding if we have enough space to park our car. In fact, seeing clearly is a very small part of what we need to have a good visual system. 

Vision is a learned process which helps us to derive meaning and direct our movement from the visual information we receive through the eyes. Vision helps us organize, interpret and understand what is seen. We believe that vision is trainable at any age. Neuroscientists have confirmed that the brain is very plastic and able to acquire new skills when presented with proper stimulation. This is the basis of vision therapy (VT). Click here for useful links for more info.

VT is a prescribed treatment program designed to improve visual function and performance through specialized visual activities. The overall goal is to alleviate the signs and symptoms of vision problems by improving efficiency, maximizing performance and comfort in order to improve the patient's quality of life. We perform a comprehensive eye examination prior to starting VT in order to determine your current visual status. Click here for more information about our examinations.
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Many people think of VT in a similar manner as physical therapy. For instance, in physical therapy, you relearn or enhance the use of various muscles and body parts that are not functioning correctly; and vision therapy works in a similar manner by incorporating the use of prisms, lenses and 3D filters to help your brain receive feedback about how the visual system is working. 

Vision Therapy is NOT just for Children! Check out our links page to read about 'StereoSue' who achieved 3D vision as an adult nearly 50 years old! Also, vision therapy may be the best treatment for an adult who is experiencing any of the visual signs and symptoms listed on this page as well. 

Our patients range from athletes, those who get eyestrain from computer use, individuals with learning related vision problems or developmental delays, traumatic brain injury or stroke, or someone who is not working at his or her potential and might seem slow, inattentive or have poor reading fluency.
 

Click here to learn more about vision rehabilitation for concussion or traumatic brain injuries.

Vision involves 65% of the brain and      20 visual abilities
Vision Therapy is highly successful in relieving the following symptoms:

  • Eye strain & Fatigue
  • Visually induced headaches 
  • Poor handwriting
  • Loss of place when reading 
  • Confusion of left and right
  • Copying mistakes 
  • Words moving on the page
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  • Decreased concentration 
  • Poor tracking
  • Decreased reading comprehension 
  • Reversals 
  • Poor depth perception
  • Avoidance of near visual tasks 
  • Poor eye contact
  • Double vision 
  • Clumsiness
  • Blurry vision 
  • Poor tracking
To find out if you are a candidate for vision therapy, schedule a comprehensive vision exam and VT evaluation.
           Call 650-593-1661 or email:
vision therapy@familyvisioncare.org for more information.