VisionSource! - North America's Premier Network of Private Practice Optometrists
North America's Premier Network of Private Practice Optometrists

2 locations to serve

your eyecare needs.

University Place Office
Yelm Office


 

 


 

Vision Therapy


Vision Therapy is a program of procedures and visual experiences designed to develop visual skills, change visual patterns of seeing and enhance a person's visual brain processing.  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 helps to enhance the ability of the visual system to more precisely orchestrate the entire bodies activities. 

 

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

    Eye tracking

    Eye teaming (Strabismus)

    Eye focusing (Amblyopia) 

    Learning-related vision problems

    Visual Information Processing 

    Computer related vision problems

    Sports vision enhancement

    Brain injury related vision problems


 

What Happens First?

The first step is to have a developmental eye exam by one of our doctors.  We will determine the health of your eyes to make sure there is no disease that is affecting your vision.  .

 

 

 

  

 

 

Binocular & Visualization Tests

Next we will check your Visual Skills.  The vision therapy program is based on the results of standardized tests, the patient’s Symptom's Checklist,  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. If corrective lenses are indicated by the eye examination, it is necessary to use them for the vision therapy program.  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 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.  Typically, the home exercises are done 5-7 days a week and take about 30 minutes.

 

 

 

 Visit the American Optometric Association or the College of Optometrists in Visual Development websites for more information on vision therapy.