What to Expect
Comprehensive Vision Examination and Analysis
Prior to beginning vision therapy, a patient is seen for one or more diagnostic evaluations by the doctor. This comprehensive assessment determines the medical diagnosis and identifies areas of strength and weakness in binocular vision, accommodation, eye movements and visual perceptual skills.
After the testing is complete, the doctor will prepare a comprehensive analysis of the patient’s visual system and will then review and interpret the test results to determine if there is a need for vision therapy. If vision therapy is indicated, the doctor will prepare an individualized treatment plan that will be discussed with the patient at the consultation appointment. The treatment plan, goals and expectations will all be outlined with the patient prior to beginning therapy.
Vision therapy sessions at our office will vary depending on the individual needs and goals of the patient. A typical treatment visit is sixty minutes, but accommodations can be made for patients with special needs and for those who have to travel long distance. In addition, the patient may be given tasks to work on at home, between office visits.
The frequency and length of treatment also vary with the diagnosis. Some patients come as infrequently as once a week, while others may come as often as five times per week. Typically, we try to schedule our patients for two therapy sessions per week. Our therapy programs are individualized to meet the goals of each patient. When the patient follows the prescribed treatment plan, our success rate exceeds clinical standards!