Vision Therapy in Orlando
Sometimes, we all need a little support. Glasses and contacts can improve your vision, but vision therapy seeks to support your overall eye health. Vision therapy aims to develop and enhance visual skills and comfort and change visual information processing. Our team at Uptown Eyecare in Orlando provides quality vision therapy to help patients with their eye care. We will use a combination of supervised in-office exercises like training glasses, prisms, filters, patches, or electronic targets to improve vision.
The Importance of Vision Therapy for Children
It is estimated that 1 in every 10 children in the US suffers from a severe vision problem that will affect their learning. However, school vision screenings can miss up to half of these issues. Studies have shown that vision therapy can correct problems that interfere with efficient reading for school children. A comprehensive vision exam can check all aspects of eye health, vision, and visual skills. Vision therapy can help prevent or correct myopia. It can also reduce digital eye strain and other computer vision symptoms. This therapy can also be used for improving vision tracking that is important for development in children.
How Therapy Can Help
Vision therapy is not defined by a simple list of tools and techniques. Achieving successful vision therapy depends not only on the tools used but also on our team's active engagement and the patient. The goal of vision therapy exercises is to treat vision problems that cannot be adequately treated with eyeglasses, contact lenses, or surgery. Our eye doctors can help patients achieve clear binocular vision. The vision therapy we offer ensures that you or your child are not struggling with an undiagnosed vision problem.
Treating Eye Problems
Vision therapy can help treat problems like:
Amblyopia – Better known as lazy eye, this condition is caused by the eye failing to attain normal visual acuity. This is usually due to strabismus or other binocular vision problems.
Strabismus – The success of vision therapy for strabismus depends on the direction, magnitude, and frequency of the eye turn. This therapy has been proven to effectively treat an intermittent form of strabismus called convergence insufficiency. This is a failure to keep the eyes properly aligned when reading.
Eye movement disorders – Studies have shown that vision therapy can improve the accuracy of eye movement during reading and other close-up work.
Other problems – Vision therapy may effectively treat vision problems associated with developmental disabilities and brain injuries.
Contact Us for Eye Care from Our Optometrists in Orlando, FL
Here at Uptown Eyecare, our team is committed to providing our patients with the best eye exam and care they need. We strive to offer our years of experience to those in the Orlando area suffering from vision issues and complications at our Hunters Creek and Lake Nona locations. We also provide a rich multi-cultural experience at our offices, which is why se habla español. Contact us today to find out how our optometrists can help you and your family's eye care today!