Vision Therapy


Vision Therapy is a type of Physical Therapy.  Like other forms of physical therapy, with vision therapy, optimum results require much more than visual acuity or binocular eye muscle control.  Vision therapy integrates visual acuity and binocular function  plus detailed brain function activities that collectively control thousands of components of our entire bodies coordinated actions.  Your visual system is your steering system.  Vision Therapy makes it better.

 

 

We provide complete diagnostic and therapeutic care for children and adults with these type of vision problems. 

            eye tracking

            eye teaming (Strabismus or Amblyopia)

            eye focusing (Visual Acuity) 

            Learning-related vision problems

            Visual Information Processing 

            Computer related vision problems

            Sports vision

            Acquired brain injury related vision problems


  

  

  

What is Vision Therapy?

 

Vision therapy is a sequence of therapy procedures that are individually prescribed and monitored by the doctor to develop efficient visual skills and visual processing. Vision therapy is prescribed following a comprehensive evaluation of the visual system. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The vision therapy program is based on the results of standardized tests, the patient’s specific signs and symptoms plus a careful look at the needs of the patient.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The use of lenses, prisms, filters, occluders, specialized instruments and computer programs is an integral part of vision therapy. Typically, vision therapy is administered as a combination of in-office visits combined with prescribed, daily, home-vision therapy procedures.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The in-office therapy is designed to make the patient aware of his or her visual deficiencies under controlled conditions. Then by a feedback process the patient is taught strategies to improve visual performance.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Home therapy is directed at practicing the newly learned visual skills until the initial conscious effort becomes automatic.

 

 

 

 

Visit The American Optometric Association Website for the Optometry position paper on vision therapy.

                              

 

 

The Visagraph® Eye-Movement Recording System provides an objective measure of the efficiency of a student's Fundamental Reading Process (FRP), which reflects his/her visual skills and the manner in which visual impressions are fed to the mind. This system uses infrared sensors and goggles to track eye-movements as a student reads a passage. This evaluation is, in effect, a "time and motion" study of the process people use
as they read and provides appraisals of one's reading efficiency in relation to norms established on 12,000 students. At Longview Eye and Vision we use the Visagraph initially to determine the need for a program of reading fluency development and again as a post-training evaluation to document the nature of changes in rate and efficiency.

 

 


 

Call for information on scheduling and fees.


Longview 360-636-2020
Cathlamet 360-795-3223
Woodland 360-225-1010