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