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What Is Vision Therapy?

What is Vision Therapy?

Optometric vision therapy is an individualized treatment program designed to improve visual function and performance. It is an approved treatment modality for disorders including, but not limited to:

Ocular motility dysfunction/eye movement disorders

Vergence dysfunction/inefficiency in using both eyes together

Strabismus/misalignment of the eyes

Amblyopia/lazy eye

Accommodative disorders/focusing problems

Visual information processing disorders

Visual sensory and motor integration

Visual rehabilitation after traumatic brain injury or stroke

Most people know who visit an optometrist know that any eye health problem will be detected and that glasses or contacts will be prescribed if indicated. That picture is incomplete because there are several vision conditions that are best managed by optometric vision therapy. This therapy enables an individual to learn more efficient ways to perform visually. It is an art and science of vision care that compliments the prescription of eye glasses, contact lenses and the treatment of eye diseases.

Optometric vision therapy, also referred to as visual training or orthoptics, is an established, medically necessary therapy when prescribed by an optometrist. Optometric vision therapy can improve visual function much like physical therapy can improve general motor function. Clinical tests with associated normative values are administered by an optometrist to determine the presence of visual deficiencies. If optometric vision therapy is indicated, the optometrist recommends a specific treatment plan.

Optometric vision therapy typically involves a programmed combination of office treatment and home therapy. Lenses, prisms, optical devices, and specifically adapted computers are some of the devices through which one learns to use vision more effectively. The specific materials are less important than the feedback provided to the patient to enable change. Visual skills need to be developed until they become automatic and are subconsciously integrated with other skills. The extent of success is also linked to patient compliance.

The benefits of optometric vision therapy (which include improved visual information processing and the ability to sustain visual function over time) are as applicable to the child in the classroom as they are to the adult using a computer or reading a book. Without efficient visual skills the act of reading can be frustrating. Some of the common symptoms relieved through vision therapy include eye strain, visually induced headaches, inability to concentrate when doing visual tasks, and errors such as loss of place or reversals. More often, individuals have no recognized symptoms due to their avoidance of visually demanding tasks or an adaptation that decreases their performance. Optometric vision therapy also facilitates appropriate visual development, and serves as a component of the multi-disciplinary effort following stroke or head injury.

Members of the College of Optometrists in Vision Development (COVD) have post-graduate education in the diagnosis and management of conditions for which optometric vision therapy is an appropriate treatment. Fellows of the College are certified in providing this vision care. For further information, contact your local COVD optometrist.

Staci Perea McMullen, O.D.

595 Chapel Hills Drive, Suite 103, Colorado Springs, CO 80920

Phone: 719-599-5083

1860 Woodmoor Drive, Monument, CO 80132

Phone: 719-488-2042

Author: Dr. Staci McMullen

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Mountain View Vision

6071 East Woodmen Road, Colorado Springs CO

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Free Information on Eye Care from Colorado’s Eye Doctors

Vision Source Eye Doctors and members of ColoradoVisionSource.com offer free information and articles in our website.From “Dry Eyes” and “Eye Allergies“, “Fashion eye glasses” and “Sports Eyewear” plus much more, read and learn about a wide variety of eye health, eye care and other vision related topics.> Search Vision Source Eye Care Articles

 

Gene therapy ‘could be used to treat blindness’

Surgeons in Oxford have used a gene therapy technique to improve the vision of six patients who would otherwise have gone blind. The operation involved inserting a gene into the eye, a treatment that revived light-detecting cells. The doctors involved believe that the treatment could in time be used to treat common forms of blindness.> Learn More

 

U2’s BONO wears Sunglasses

Bono is rarely seen without a pair of shades, and the singer recently revealed why: he has glaucoma. On the Graham Norton Show on BBC1, the musician said he’s had the condition — which makes the eyes over sensitive to light — for 20 years. > Learn More

 

Blind man ‘excited’ at retina implant

A British man who has been totally blind for many years has had part of his vision restored after surgery to fit a pioneering eye implant. The device, which was fitted behind the retina, has enabled Chris James to perceive light and even some shapes.> Learn More

 

Denver Eye Doctors / Optometrists

Denver Metro and Denver area Vision Source Eye Doctors are your best choice for expert eye exams, eyeglasses, contact lenses and expert vision care services. VisionSource eye doctors and optometrists have locations all around the Denver metro area including: Denver, Lakewood, Englewood, Highlands Ranch , Littleton, and Aurora Colorado.> Find a Denver Metro Vision Source Eye Doctor

 

Eye Exams and Vision Care from Colorado Springs Eye Doctors

Colorado Springs area Vision Source Eye Doctors offer comprehensive eye exams, eye glasses, contacts and expert vision care. Colorado Springs VisionSource optometrists include: Archdale Eyecare, Associates in Vision Care, Mountain View Vision, Rockrimmon Vision Source, Thomas P. Sutton> Learn more about Colorado Springs Vision Source Eye Doctors

Use it. Don’t Lose it.

Use Your FSA Health Benefits Dollars which expire December 31.> Click here to read more

 

 

Defend their Eyes

One-third of all sports-related eye injuries each year are suffered by children. In fact, sports are the leading cause of eye injuries in children under 16. Defend yourself and your children against eye injury:

    • Wear protective eyewear when you participate in sports and insist your children do the same
    • Ask your child’s school or athletic club to adopt a policy requiring protective eyewear.
    • ASK US ABOUT PROTECTIVE EYEWEAR FOR SPORT

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Help You Child Learn

Learning is all about Vision: 80% of what a child learns in school is presented visually.> Click here to learn more

 

Celebrate Safety

A sparkler burns at 1800 degrees Fahrenheit. Imagine what it can do to a child’s eyes. While we celebrate the 4th of July we should keep in mind the dangers that fireworks pose to children.> Click here to learn more

 

Colorado Vision Source: Helping People in Tanzania

Vision Source eye doctors are dedicated to helping people worldwide. This video shows how Vision Source is transforming lives by providing eye care services in Bariadi, Tanzania.> Click here to view the video

 

UV Alert

Colorado Vision Source optometrists are uniquely concerned about UV rays and your eyes in our high altitude setting. There is growing evidence that suggests that long term exposure to UV rays can cause vision impairment and harm. Protect your eyes with quality sunglasses that can shield your eyes from Ultraviolet Radiation (UV) rays.> Click here to read about UV rays and your eyes

 

 

Dry Eye Syndrome

Dry, scratchy or burning eyes. The sensation that there’s something in your eyes. Watery eyes. It could be allergies. It could be something “in the air.” Or it could be Dry Eye Syndrome?> Learn about Dry Eye Syndrome

 

Age-Related Macular Degeneration

AMD (Age-related Macular Degneration)
is a chronic eye disease that causes loss of straight-ahead vision and affects more than 10 million Americans and is now the leading cause of blindness. It’s important to have regular eye exams which can detect AMD.> Click here to read about macular degeneration a chronic eye disease

 

Glaucoma – The Silent Theif of Sight

Glaucoma is a group of eye disorders that lead to damage of the optic nerve resulting in vision loss and blindess. There are no symptoms or pain related with onset Glaucoma. Of the 3 million Americans that have glaucoma only half know they have it. It’s important to have regular eye exams which can detect glaucoma.> Click here to read about glaucoma – and your eye health

 

 

The Unseen Danger of Diabetes

Diabetic eye disease is the leading cause of blindness among adults.
It occurs when small blood vessels in the retina weaken and leak, or when abnormal blood vessels grow in the retina. The result is impaired vision and, potentially, blindness.> Click here to read about Diabetic Eye Disease

 

Keep Your Eyes Safe!

Almost half of all eye injuries occur in and around your home…> Click here to read how to Keep Your Eyes Safe

 

 

 

Sharp Vision keeps a Mind Sharp

A recent study reveals that those without proper eye care were 9 times more at risk for Alzheimers and 5 times more at risk for some type of cognitive impairment. Bottom line…schedule a comprehensive eye exam today and take care of your eyes!> Click here to read about Proper Eye Care and Alzheimers

 

 

Incredible Eye Facts

Often taken for granted, your eyes are a wonderful and vital part of your life. Eyes are your most precious sense. Below are some incredible Eye Facts.

Incredible Eye Facts

  • Eyes are the most complex organs you possess except for your brain.
  • Are composed of more than two million working parts.
  • Glaucoma is one of the leading causes of blindness in the US. Yet, glaucoma can be controlled with little or no further vision loss, if detected at an early stage and treated promptly.
  • Glaucoma occurs more frequently in certain groups of people such as those who are over 40, diabetics, and people who are very nearsighted.
  • The number one cause of blindness in adults in the United States is diabetes.
  • Under the right conditions, can discern the light of a candle at a distance of 14 miles.
  • The Human eye can detect 10 million color hues, but cannot see ultraviolet or infrared light.
  • 85% of what we know comes through our eyes. 80% of our memory is in the form of images.
  • On average we blink our eyes between 10,000 – 20,000 times a day.
  • The “blink of an eye” lasts only a tenth of a second, but that’s all the time needed to clear away dust particles and spread lubricating fluids across the eyeball. Our brains have been trained to ignore blinks.
  • Our eye muscles that move the eye are the strongest in the body
  • Human eyes are always the same size from birth, but your nose and ears never stop growing.
  • The older we are the less tears we produce.
  • Foods shown to help vision are those that are rich in vitamin A which are needed for night vision such as carrots and other orange foods that contain carotene which the body converts to vitamin A.
  • A professional eye exam can detect early signs of health and sight-threatening diseases such as diabetes and hypertension. Together with other tests, eye professionals can also detect neurological disease and glaucoma, a potentially blinding disease if left untreated. Early detection and prevention are crucial to the successful treatment of these diseases.
  • Pediatric and Infant Exams are very important. Physician will perform a quick screening for your child for gross abnormalities at the hospital when your child is born. Vision for an infant is almost adult like before they are one year old. We recommend that your child have their first eye exam at age six to eight months. A comprehensive eye exam can pick up subtle problems that, if left untreated, can cause severe, often irreversible vision loss.

Take care of your eyes with a Comprehensive Vision Checkup and Eye Exam from one of your local Colorado Vision Source Eye Doctors!

 

Dry Eyes – (Dry Eye Syndrome)

When the eyes don’t produce enough tears or the right quality of tears, the result is a condition called keratitis sicca, popularly known as dry eye syndrome. Colorado’s sunny, windy and dry climate can help lead to dry eye symptoms. See your local Colorado Visionsource Eye Doctor if you’ve had prolonged signs and symptoms of dry eyes, including red, irritated, tired or painful eyes. When left untreated, severely dry eyes may lead to chronic infection of your eye and eyelids, corneal ulceration, scarring and permanent vision loss.  Your eye doctor can help determine the best options for helping you manage and treat your dry eye symptoms.> Read More of this Article

 

How Eyes of Owls and Humans are similar

Owls and people both have binocular vision. Binocular vision is when the two eyes are in front of the head and see the same thing with both eyes. Binocular vision also helps by seeing how fast an object is going, how far away it is and the size.Humans have a field of vision of 180 degrees and 120 degrees with each eye. Owls only have a 125 degree field of vision, 50 degrees with each eye. Owls can’t move their eyes around in their sockets so they must move their head. Owls have fourteen neck bones. Their neck bones let an owl turn its head 270 degrees in both directions. This is not quite a full turn. Unlike us, an owl can turn its head around to see what is sneaking up behind it.

 

Vision Source doctors in Colorado provide the expert Eye Exams, Eye Wear and Eye Care services:

  • Comprehensive Eye Exams
  • Contact Lenses
  • Eyeglasses
  • Laser Vision Correction
  • Optical Dispensing
  • Surgery Co-Management
  • Eye Care and Vision Care
  • Eye Infections, Eye Injuries, Dry Eyes
  • Eye Diseases; Cataracts, Glaucoma, Diabetes
  • Vision Therapy
  • Sunglasses
  • Low Vision Services

 

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