An Eye Care Center that Specializes in Vision Therapy
While eyeglasses or corrective lenses can correct many vision problems, some issues are more complex. Vision therapy is a highly effective non-surgical means of treating many common visual problems, including:
- Amblyopia (lazy eye)
- Crossed eyes
- Double vision
- Eye movement disorders
- Convergence insufficiency
Better Eyes for Better Grades?
Vision therapy can improve academic performance as well. While vision therapy is not meant to treat learning disabilities, it can lead to improved performance in school. Many children with vision deficits have trouble focusing on reading and other classroom material. This can inhibit their learning, delay their progress and prevent them from performing to the best of their ability. Once visual problems have been resolved, parents and teachers will have a clearer picture of a student’s challenges and abilities.
What Is Vision Therapy?
Vision therapy is like individualized physical therapy for the eyes. Some vision therapy uses specialized exercises. Other programs require the use of lenses, filters and other visual instruments. The goal is not merely to correct a cosmetic issue but to optimize the entire visual system.
Dr. Barnes utilizes the latest technology to create a custom vision therapy program designed to “teach” the eyes and the parts of the brain that control the vision system to work as they should for clear, comfortable vision. Vision therapy can resolve many vision problems on its own. In other circumstances, vision therapy completed before or after surgery can help improve the outcome.
Vision Therapy for Adults
Children are not the only ones who can benefit from vision therapy. Do your eyes get tired after staring at a computer screen or focusing on near-centered work such as reading and writing? Vision therapy can help you to strengthen your vision system and increase your stamina, reducing dry eye and mental fatigue.
It’s never too early – or too late – to begin vision therapy. To schedule an evaluation with Dr. Barnes, call (919) 472-4070 or request an appointment online.