Conditions treated by Vision Therapy
There are different types of therapies for different visual problems and conditions. Some of the more common conditions treated by Dr. O’Connor and his staff include problems with reading, learning, comprehension, visual perception, paying attention, working on computers or other near centered tasks and headaches. They also work with patients who have amblyopia (lazy eye), strabismus (crossed/misaligned eyes), traumatic brain injuries, developmental delays, and strokes.
Amblyopia or Lazy Eye
Amblyopia, commonly referred to as Lazy Eye, usually occurs when the brain does not fully acknowledge the images seen by an eye with visual clarity that cannot be corrected with glasses or contact lenses. Usually it only affects one eye, which could eventually turn in or out, but may also cause reduced clarity in both eyes. For more information, please read What is Amblyopia or Lazy Eye?
Convergence Insufficiency is a common near vision problem where the eyes are unable to work together efficiently when looking at nearby objects. It is the leading cause of eyestrain, blurred vision, double vision, and/or headaches. It can often be treated with various Vision Therapy techniques. To learn more about this disorder, please read What is Convergence Insufficiency?
Strabismus is often commonly referred as crossed eyes and occurs when the eyes turn in or out when looking at object. It can often be cured through the use of Vision Therapy. To learn more, please read What is Strabismus?
Traumatic Brain Injuries
Vision Therapy can also be used to treat a myriad of brain injuries including strokes, concussions, traumatic brain injuries, and Cerebral Palsy. To learn more about how Vision Therapy helps with these conditions please read About Vision Problems Associated with Brain Injuries.
Binocular Vision Impairment
Binocular Vision Impairment is when both eyes fail to work together and can often result in blurred vision, seeing double, headaches, nausea, poor depth perception, reading problems, and motion sickness. Glasses along with Vision Therapy are often used in treatment of this impairment. For more information, please read What is Binocular Vision.
*Articles provided by Optometrists Network.
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