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What Conditions Can Vision Therapy Help Treat?

Vision therapy is a customized treatment program that aims to improve visual processing by developing and/or improving the communication between the eyes and the brain.

To help enhance the eye-brain connection, a vision therapy program may include specialized lenses, prisms, and eye exercises. By strengthening the visual system, vision therapy helps treat several conditions and minimize their associated symptoms.

  • When the third cranial nerve is damaged it can affect how your eye functions, leaving your eye unable to control specific actions. Learn about third cranial nerve palsy and how it can be treated.
  • Children often struggle with learning and sports as a result of undiagnosed vision problems — most commonly Convergence Insufficiency (CI). CI has been shown to affect a child’s reading ability, attention and overall school performance. Learn how vision therapy can treat this condition thereby leading to more success in school, work and in sports.
  • Strabismus, also known as an “eye turn” or “cross-eye”, is a condition characterized by the improper alignment of the eyes. Vision therapy effectively treats this condition by teaching the brain and eyes to work together to correct the eye misalignment and thus achieve clear and comfortable vision.
  • Amblyopia or “lazy eye” is a neuro-developmental vision condition that begins in early childhood.