What is vision therapy?
The primary focus of vision therapy or eye exercise is to improve flexibility of eye muscles and focuses. Common Vision therapy can consist of:
1)in and out eye exercises- convergence & divergence
2)smooth & fast tracking movements
3)focusing in & out movements.
4)Eye hand coordination
Effectiveness of vision therapy will vary based on underlying conditions.
Here is list of eye problems that can benefit from vision therapy and effectiveness.
1)Convergence Insufficiency ( not enough turning in)
2)Exophoria (intermittently turned out eyes)
3)Accommodative disorder (young patients)
1)Exotropia (wondering eyes)
2)Vertical phorias ( miss aligned vertically-intermittently)
Hard to Improve
1)Esotropia ( permanently crossed eyes)
2)Nystagmus ( oscillating eyes)
Well planed vision therapy with repetition and hard work will bring excellent outcomes. Generally, older the problem harder and longer it takes to fix. Proper vision therapy can improve reading skills and quality of life all together. As saying goes ” No Pain, No Gain!” and this applies here too.