A recent study completed through the Illinois College of Optometry concluded that vision therapy can decrease patient symptoms and improve quality of life after only six office visits.åÊ The Quality of Life Survey (QLS), developed by the College of Optometrists in Vision Development (COVD), was used as the tool for measurement.åÊ The QLS takes into consideration visual symptoms such as binocular vision (eye teaming), accommodative (eye focusing), oculomotor (eye tracking), visual information processing disorders, as well as one’s social and psychological well-being.
Success stories are a means for patients and/or parents of patients to share their personal experiences and accomplishments after vision therapy.åÊ Although these stories are a powerful tool in sharing the message ofåÊ vision therapy, there is no way to statistically show progress.åÊ This particular study assigned numeric values to the frequency of symptoms before, during and after vision therapy in order to quantify the results.åÊ It was found that there was a statistically significant difference (p<0.05) between the scores on the QLS from the first, sixth and final visit of vision therapy.
Previous studies have already demonstrated the efficacy of vision therapy.åÊ The unique feature of this study is that rather than relying on clinical data, or what is demonstrated in the exam room, the input comes from the patients and/or parents of patients and how they measure their success upon completion of therapy.
Please enjoy reading success stories from patients at wow vision therapy, as well as other vision therapy programs throughout the country at the links included below.
Lindsey Stull, O.D.