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vision therapy

A clinical approach for correcting and ameliorating the effects of eye movement disorders, non-strabismic binocular dysfunctions, focusing disorders, strabismus, amblyopia, nystagmus and certain visual perceptual (information processing) disorders.

Alternative ophthalmology
A vision-enhancing method developed in the 1920s by an American optometrist, AM Skeffington. Vision therapy uses eye exercises and other techniques to retrain the eyes to function as a unit, and co-ordinate the brain’s processing of visual information needed for binocular vision; it is allegedly useful for lazy eye (amblyopia), crossed eyes (strabismus), problems of focusing (vergence and accommodation), oculomotor defects, learning disabilities, athletic performance and traumatic brain injury. While vision therapy may be of use in developing stereoscopic skills and improving visual field remnants after brain damage, there is no clear scientific evidence supporting the use of eye exercises to improve vision.
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The distribution of reduction in lag of accommodation after vision therapy is demonstrated in Figure 1.
Directing his work at parents as well as professionals, Kaplan explains how these behaviors lead to solutions through vision therapy and prism lenses, how the Kaplan Nonverbal Battery test works and how to analyze the results, and how to plan a visual management process from understanding the philosophical overview to planning therapy for strabismus, orientation issues, spatial problems and even breathing support issues as part of a comprehensive treatment program.
Eye exercises, though no doubt considered "alternative" by most doctors, have been well known to many in the Western world since the early 1900s, when an ophthalmologist named William Bates pioneered the art of vision therapy. Bates noticed his patients' eyesight deteriorated when he prescribed glasses.
If a problem is detected, a behavioral optometrist can help the child overcome the effects of the condition (such as problems with poor eye coordination and improper spatial localization) with vision therapy, a form of rehabilitative and developmental therapy that helps patients develop or recover normal visual skills.
(1) Most cases remain in a hospital setting and the use of vision therapy seems far from the thoughts of most ophthalmologists and seemingly orthoptists.
Fiorenza specializes in pediatric optometry, as well as vision therapy. The four-time, 5-star Spectrum Award winner is dedicated to keeping up with the latest advancements in eye care and having the most innovative diagnostic equipment to provide the best possible experience for patients.
They extend even beyond what's "scientifically proven." My options have swelled from essential OT, PT, & speech to include vision therapy, cranial sacral therapy, massage, essential oils, & hyperbaric oxygen therapy!
In recent years, several randomized clinical trials [11-14] have studied the effectiveness of treatments for CI in children and adults, showing that office-based vision therapy with home reinforcement is the most effective treatment for CI.
ELMIRA - MaryClare Fawver believes fervently that vision therapy saved her life.
Physical therapy, speech therapy, occupational therapy, and in some cases, vision therapy are important in allowing stroke patients gain function and independence.
Despite these findings, Craig denied any changes in vision and stated that he saw the "same as before the accident." The team's treatment goals in the areas of binocular vision therapy were to improve Craig's ocular motor function, visual motor integration, speed of visual processing, and spatial awareness.
Accommodative vision rehabilitation (i.e., vision therapy) has been successfully performed in adult patients with brain injury.