All about vision therapy you need to know

Posted by Arohi Eye Clinic on July 15th, 2022

What is vision therapy?

Vision therapy is a progressive eye exercise program. It is a highly effective program that enhances binocularity and visual acuity. This therapy is a non-surgical, safe, and customized procedure that the experts perform. Both children and adults can avail of this therapy since it’s drug-free and highly effective to cure different eye conditions. You can avail of this service from the comfort of your home as well as in the doctor’s chamber. A session of 30 minutes once or twice a week can be a good schedule to get the therapy for your eyes. Visit the Indian best eye hospital, Arohi Eye Hospital to get the best vision therapy for your eyes today. 

When do you need vision therapy?

You need vision therapy when your children have weak eyesight which is unable to correct despite using glasses. Also, there are frequent and persistent headaches and eyestrain in the eyes. An eye expert could also suggest vision therapy to cure different eyesight conditions related to weakness in the eye muscles. Moreover, vision therapy is a good choice for improving the long-term performance of children in their education. 

What is the procedure for vision therapy?

Vision therapy treats some eye conditions that are not treatable by contact lenses, eyeglasses, and surgery. The therapy primarily helps to improve the entire visual system including the eyes and pathways in the brain. In lazy eyes, it improves visual acuity, the synchronization between the eyes, and lowers the signs of eye fatigue and strain in the eyes. Visit the top eye care center to avail the most effective vision therapy for your eyes. 

Eye experts utilize different tools and techniques during vision therapy and these are:

  • Filters

  • Prisms

  • Patches

  • Therapeutic lenses

  • Balance boards and brocks ring

  • A variety of tools are crafted specifically for vision therapy, and so on.

Also, it’s important to know that these tools and techniques are not just the limits for vision therapy. Getting successful results from it is only possible when there is an active engagement of the patient and the doctor in the entire vision therapy procedure. 

Vision therapy: Advantages

Vision therapy is beneficial for children and adults who have the following challenges in their eyesight:

  • Double vision

  • Difficulty in reading, learning, and writing

  • Poor eye contact

  • Memory problems

  • Problem with eye teaming

  • Frequent headaches with visual tasks

  • Problem with eye-tracking

  • Dyslexia etc.

Vision therapy also improves different visual skills that include changing quick focus from far to near, tracking moving objects, recognizing depth perception, maintaining binocularity and attention, etc. Book your vision therapy appointment today with the best ophthalmologist in mumbai at Arohi Eye Hospital.

What are some exercises related to vision therapy?

Some effective exercises for vision therapy include the following:

1. Pencil push-up exercise: This exercise mainly addresses binocular vision conditions like strabismus. For this therapy, you need a pencil or any object of a similar shape. To start, you need to do the following steps:

  • Hold the pencil at arm's length

  • Move the pencil very slowly towards your nose

  • Try to focus on the pencil

  • Draw the pencil away from the nose.

  • Repeat the steps a few times for several turns in a day. 

2. Lens or prism fixation: In this exercise, the eye specialist will ask you to look at some object through multiple lenses. The lenses are of different power or prisms and are placed at a certain place. This exercise will let your eyes see objects from a close or near distance.

3. Computer-assisted vision therapy: This therapy involves software to improve eye movement, visual thinking, and processing skills. Book this therapy today at the premier eye hospital in Mumbai

4. Screen test: This is primarily for individuals who spend extended hours on computer screens. In this, your eye experts suggest you follow a 20-20-20 rule in which you have to focus on an object placed 20 feet away from you for 20 seconds after an interval of 20 minutes from a computer screen. 

5. Patching: Patching is necessary when one eye is weaker than the other eye. When this happens, the brain does not accept the image that the weaker eye sends it. In that case, it leads to a lazy eye condition. In such cases, a patch is attached to the eyeglasses on the stronger eye to reduce the stimuli. In this way, patching lets the brain learn to accept the images that the weaker eye sends, thereby improving the vision in that eye. 

Visit Arohi Eye Hospital to get the best vision therapy for yourself or your near and dear ones. Get in touch with us today to book an appointment with our top ophthalmologist in Mumbai. 

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