Vision Therapy is a doctor supervised, non surgical, individualized treatment program designed to correct certain vision problems or enhance and improve visual skills.>
Our doctors at Isthmus Eye Care in Madison, WI believe some vision problems cannot be corrected with glasses or contact lenses (which help focus light properly to provide a clear image). Eye surgery alters the anatomy of the surrounding muscles to make eyes appear to be straight. Vision therapy engages the brain and visual motor feedback to help correct the following conditions:
Vision therapy is like physical therapy for the entire visual system, including the eyes and the brain.
Vision therapy can include the use of lenses, prisms, filters, computerized visual activities and non-computerized viewing instruments. Visual motor skills and endurance are developed and reinforced to become reflexive or automatic through repetition and integration.
Vision is an integral part of learning. Vision therapy can correct vision problems that interfere with efficient reading among school children. If the visual system functions inadequately, it may interfere with learning. Reading may become cumbersome and difficult. When the visual system functions efficiently, learning becomes enjoyable and without struggle. Vision therapy does not treat learning disabilities.
It is our goal to treat vision problems that cannot be treated successfully with eyeglasses, contact lenses and/or surgery alone, and help people achieve clear, comfortable binocular vision.