Vision Therapy

Liberal, KS

Vision Therapy

The eye and vision care specialists at Prairie Vista Eye & Optical provide vision therapy services to help people with certain visual problems and conditions improve their visual function, enhance their quality of life, and achieve their full potential. 

What is vision therapy? 

Vision therapy is a non-surgical and non-invasive treatment approach that aims to improve or enhance visual function and performance. It involves a series of exercises and activities that are designed to enhance visual skills such as eye movements, eye focusing, and binocular vision. 

The goal of vision therapy is to help individuals achieve better visual function and performance in activities such as reading, writing, sports, and other daily activities that rely on good vision.  

What issues can be helped with vision therapy?  

Vision therapy can be helpful for a wide range of visual problems and conditions. Some of the issues that can be helped with vision therapy include: 

  • Amblyopia (lazy eye)  
  • Convergence insufficiency  
  • Strabismus (crossed eyes)  
  • Double vision  
  • Eye teaming and tracking problems  
  • Depth perception difficulties  
  • Visual motor disorders  
  • Traumatic brain injury  

How does vision therapy work? 

Therapy is tailored to the individual’s specific needs and goals, and it may include a combination of in-office therapy sessions and at-home exercises. The exercises are designed to stimulate the visual system and help improve the brain’s ability to interpret visual information. 

During vision therapy sessions, patients undergo a series of vision procedures under doctor supervision in one or two weekly sessions that last about 30 minutes to an hour. Treatment uses several types of specialized medical equipment such as:  

  • Therapeutic lenses  
  • Prisms  
  • Filters  
  • Occluders or patches  
  • Electronic targets with timing mechanisms  
  • Balance boards  

Who benefits from vision therapy? 

Vision therapy can be helpful for individuals of all ages, from children with learning-related vision problems to adults with visual problems due to injury or aging. People of all ages who have strabismus (crossed eyes) and amblyopia (lazy eye) can benefit from vision therapy.   

Vision therapy is also ideal for people who have suffered a traumatic brain injury, such as a concussion, and are suffering from vision problems. Double vision, blurry vision, difficulty concentrating, new reading difficulties, and developing headaches while reading can be signs of a vision problem after traumatic brain injury.  

Get started with vision therapy 

The first step in any vision therapy program is a comprehensive eye exam. During this exam, the specialists at Prairie Vista Eye & Optical will gain a better understanding of the current state of vision and eye health. Based on the results, our team can determine if you or your child are a good candidate for vision therapy and guide you through the program.   

If you would like to get started with vision therapy services, contact us today to book an exam.