Vision Therapy (VT) is a specially prepared training program that aims at initiating and / or improving the proper functioning of the visual system (and, consequently, increase the efficiency, ease and speed of visual work and learning). It is aimed at people with squint, amblyopia, double vision, reading difficulties, headaches at visual work, weakened attention, blurring of the image and other disorders and complaints. The training program can only be developed following a detailed optometric vision examination and a careful analysis of the condition of the visual system.
The functioning of the visual system depends on the functioning of the control system of this system - the brain. That is why vision therapy is not just about eye exercises – it is also the management for proper eye control in the brain. As an example, the eye cross is often a disorder not only of the eyes - it is a disorder of the whole organism manifested in the eyes. Therefore, the vision therapy program may include general motor exercises (in accordance with the statement: “large muscles teach small muscles how to move”). In addition, the training include improvement of accommodation, fixation, eye movements, visual acuity, reduction of suppression, stereoaquity (spatial vision) and the range and ease of fusion (merging) of the images from both eyes, visual perception.
The visual therapy program should be prepared and supervised by a qualified specialist.
More about visual therapy can be found on the international side of the College of Optometrist in Vision Development.