Comparing Two Models of Treatment for Amblyopia: Penalizing the Good Eye vs Binocular Vision Therapy
About Vision Therapy
The goal of vision therapy is to strengthen the connection between the brain and visual system through the concept of neuroplasticity. Treatment includes a variety of specialized tools and equipment such as therapeutic lenses, prisms, filters and digital interactive targets. Vision therapy is supported by ongoing evidence-based scientific research. Treatment plans are established and supervised by developmental optometrists.
Many people think that vision therapy is only for children. However, adults have as much need for this type of vision care as children. Unfortunately, many people have visual difficulty sustaining near-centered work, including reading, writing, and computer use. When people have trouble using both eyes together or can't focus for great lengths of time, they do not simply grow out of these problems. Children with visual problems often become adults with visual problems.
VISION IS COMPLEX
Vision is a complex process that involves over 20 visual abilities and more than 65% of all the pathways to the brain.
VISION IS OUR #1 SENSE FOR LEARNING
Over 80% of what we learn is processed through our visual system. Delays or impairments in this sensory system can therefore greatly impact you or your child's ability to succeed in school, at work, and in daily life.
VISION AND READING
80% of children with a reading disability have difficulties with one or more basic visual skills.
PREVALENCE OF UNDIAGNOSED VISION PROBLEMS
1 in 4 children has an undiagnosed vision problem which can interfere with learning and lead to academic and/or behavioral problems.