Strabismus and Amblyopia
Vision Therapy Treatment for Strabismus and Amblyopia
Amblyopia is commonly known as "lazy eye" and occurs when the vision in one eye is weaker than the other. This can occur as a result of a disruption in binocular vision in early childhood, either from an ocular misalignment, an uncorrected refractive error, or another visual obstruction. Strabismus, also known as "crossed eyes," is an eye condition in which the eyes do not align together when looking at an object. It occurs in 2-4% of the population, and reduces the coordination of the two eyes, leading to poor depth perception, reduced eye movements and eye hand coordination.
Vision Therapy is an effective treatment that helps people with amblyopia and strabismus improve their eye coordination and function. Through a combination of visual procedures using lenses, prisms, and filters, and computer programs, Vision Therapy can help improve visual acuity and depth perception, restore binocular vision, and correct eye alignment. It is an effective treatment for those with vision problems that cannot be corrected with glasses alone.
Our experienced team provides comprehensive binocular vision therapy that is tailored to each individual's needs. A personalized treatment plan is created to ensure the best possible outcome and long-term success from the vision therapy services. Vision Therapy is guided by the Doctor of Optometry and Vision Therapist to treat the underlying suppression and any related visual delays by providing procedures that encourage both eyes to work together.
Vision is our dominant sensory system which guides our movement and interactions with the world around us. When not working at an optimal level, it can reduce one’s visual comfort, performance, and self-esteem. Vision therapy provides guided procedures to optimize the use of both eyes together to help develop a more efficient visual system.
Please contact us today to schedule an initial evaluation to find it if vision therapy may be beneficial for you or your child.