Vision therapy is an attempt to develop or improve visual skills and abilities, visual comfort, ease, efficiency, and change visual processing or interpretation of visual information. At Dr Shroff’s Charity Eye Hospital, we have a fully developed team to manage patients requiring binocular vision and prism therapy. On an average, about 7200 patients are given therapy every year, for enhancing their visual and processing skills.
Vision therapy program consists of supervised in-office and at home reinforcement exercises performed over weeks to months. In addition to exercises, lenses, prisms, filters, patches, electronic targets, or balance boards may be used.
It is most suitable for children who are born pre-term and face under-developed neurological systems. Such children might have eye movement disorder, attention and concentration problem, body balancing, motor skills problem (e.g. gripping of hand), contrast acuity problem, visual problem, eye deviation, can have poor or low IQ level.
There are three main categories of vision therapy:
“Orthoptic vision therapy”– A series of exercises, usually weekly, over several months, to improve binocular function. Exercises are prescribed after evaluation of vision. Orthoptists, who are trained therapists manage amblyopia treatment and small intermittent sysmptomatic eye deviations.
Behavioural/perceptual vision therapy– Eye exercises to improve visual processing and visual perception like eye-hand coordination, spatial orientation, visual memory, eye-hand-body coordination, visual discrimination, eye movements, reading speed, concentration, attention.
Vision therapy– prevention or correction of myopia, to improve asthenopic symptoms like eye strain, pain, headache, vertigo, giddiness, blurring of vision, motion sickness, variation in glasses power, 3D vision
Indication for Binocular Vision Therapy& Prism Clinic: