Vision Therapy is an individualized program of visual activities that develops efficient visual skills. Conditions it can improve include eye movement disorders, certain binocular vision dysfunctions, focusing disorders, strabismus (eye turn), amblyopia (lazy eye), and certain visual processing disorders (visual perception). The program is conducted under the supervision of an optometrist.
During a comprehensive eye examination, if there are certain signs and symptoms indicating possible deficiencies in visual skills, a Vision Therapy Evaluation is recommended. During the Vision Therapy Evaluation, standardized tests which are not conducted in a routine eye examination are completed to determine if there are any deficient visual skills which can be improved by vision therapy. This evaluation can take up to 3 hours and span over 2 to 3 visits.