What is Vision Therapy?
Vision therapy is a rehabilitative program, prescribed to treat developmental and/or neurologically induced dysfunctions of the visual system. The American Optometric Association defines vision therapy as a sequence of neurosensory and neuromuscular activities individually prescribed and monitored by a doctor to develop, rehabilitate, and enhance visual skills and processing.
OUR MODEL OF CARE
At Wow Vision Therapy, our patients experience a highly personalized approach with each session one-on-one (therapist-to-patient), conducted under doctor supervision. During treatment, our doctors and board-certified vision therapists apply state-of-the-art technology and procedures, making treatment enjoyable and productive. Our advanced approach incorporates coordinated movement, balance, auditory processing and cognitive abilities. This methodology allows our patients to develop their visual abilities and improve daily living in the classroom, the workplace, and in sports.
Vision therapy is prescribed to treat many different visual problems, such as:
- Accommodative Dysfunction
- Amblyopia (Lazy Eye)
- Binocular Vision Problems
- Convergence Insufficiency
- Motion Sickness
- Oculomotor Dysfunctions
- Post-Concussion Vision Syndrome
- Strabismus (Crossed or Turned Eye)
- Visual Processing Disorder
We also provide Neuro-Optometric Vision Rehabilitation to treat vision problems that occur after a:
- Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (mTBI) or Concussions
- Severe Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
- Other Neurologically-Based Visual Disturbances
In addition, we offer Sports Vision Training to provide athletes with advanced visual skills to gain a competitive advantage in their respective sports.
According to modern research, the most effective model of care for optometric vision therapy is office-based vision therapy, conducted under doctor supervision. While there have been attempts to simplify and provide a “self-help” home-based model of care with periodic office visits, as a basic level of care for patients, the research has proven these home-based models of care ineffective.
Now that I have completed vision therapy I can say that the difference in my symptoms is night and day. I no longer avoid all of the important and necessary life tasks that I was before. My discomfort and frustration are totally gone! It is truly incredible!
Since starting vision therapy, Kami’s confidence has grown. She has less difficulty reading and offers to read to my younger kids. She actually looks forward to reading and enjoys it.
The best decision of my life was to pursue vision therapy. I’m thankful to Dr. Seim who led me to Dr. Fortenbacher and Wow Vision Therapy when I explained my difficulty with seeing.
Vision Therapy has been the best gift ever given to Madelyn and our family. Now Madelyn has more focus when she is working on something and can sit still for longer periods of time. Madelyn is now on track to be a successful First Grader, and we can’t wait to see what the future holds for her. We are so blessed to find this place and would highly recommend Wow Vision Therapy to everyone.
It makes me teary-eyed to realize we now have a confident reader because of Vision Therapy.
Vision therapy has played a key role in Grayson advancing in school and with his reading and writing abilities.
Over the course of his vision therapy, we saw major changes in Nasim’s behavior and attitudes. He wanted to play ball during recess (previously he refused to play any sport involving a ball). He was able to complete school assignments and homework without tears and procrastination. Now Nasim comes home from school and excitedly talks about what he’s learned that day.
Not only did vision therapy make Hudson’s whole life better, but it also taught him hard work and perseverance to make a difference.
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