What Can Vision Therapy do for You?


Parents often want to know, how will vision therapy help their child? First, it is important for a thorough developmental vision evaluation by an experienced doctor of optometry who provides office-based optometric vision therapy. However, once the diagnosis is determined and when it falls into the area that  “best practices” shows will be appropriate for vision therapy/vision rehabilitation, then a treatment plan is organized and programmed by the doctor and often delivered in combination with a skilled optometric vision therapist. This will also usually involve the application of appropriate ophthalmic lenses over an above what may be needed for correction of a refractive condition, such as nearsightedness, farsightedness and/or astigmatism.

Even with all that being said, it still can be understandably difficult for a parent to know how vision therapy will help their child. So, in support of better public awareness and advocacy, VisionHelp  has taken on this question with a new video that, through patient’s and parents own words, better communicates the essence of this message. Take a look at this new VisionHelp video and see…What Can Vision Therapy do for You?

Dan L. Fortenbacher, O.D., FCOVD

2 thoughts on “What Can Vision Therapy do for You?

  1. My son is 8, was recently diagnosed with CI. He is currently receiving vision therapy. My question is there a easier way to teach children with CI piano?

    • Michelle,
      Thank you for your comment. Given that patients with CI and receiving office-based vision therapy will be effectively “cured” within 3-6 months of successful treatment, there will be no need to adapt a special traing program for learning the piano simply based on the convergence insufficiency diagnosis.

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