115 W. Main Street, Suite B
Collegeville, PA 19426

What is Vision Therapy?

What is vision therapy?
Vision therapy is a specialized program, which helps correct visual, developmental and perceptual problems that are not helped through glasses or contacts. Think of vision therapy as physical therapy for the eyes and brain. If you or someone you know has vision problems, behavioral problems or learning problems, vision therapy might help.

How long does it take?
Noticeable benefits and results of vision therapy depends on the type of vision problem being treated, as well as the motivation of the patient to practice the activities and procedures prescribed by the optometrist. The exact activities and procedures for any given patient are determined after testing and consultation with the optometrist.

What is the difference between a Vision Therapy exam and a regular eye exam?
The optometrists in the Vision and Learning Center will be testing for all of the visual skills required in order for a child/adult to function properly in learning/work environment. In addition, patients are tested for visual acuity and the general health of the eyes. Our doctors have earned a post-doctorate fellowship and are specialized in developmental vision problems

How successful is vision therapy?
Vision therapy has been proven to be an effective treatment. For most conditions treatment is 85-90 percent effective. Much of the success depends on the patients willingness to follow the doctors instructions. For patients that do so, significant progress usually results.

Can I be too old for vision therapy?
People of all ages have benefited from vision therapy. Though it is always considered beneficial to be able to intervene at an early age, it is noted that patients who are willing and motivated will encounter good results.

Can vision therapy help me?
In some cases we employ syntonics or we prescribe prism along with your vision therapy exercises.

Vision therapy is almost like neurological rehabilitation. Think about going to physical or occupational therapy after an accident to gain control and mobility in your arms or legs, that is what vision therapy does for your visual system. Vision is about more than just your eyes, it is about how your brain and body interact with what you see. Vision therapy is training for your brain as much as it is for the eyes.

For you to have the best vision possible you need your brain and eyes to work together. That is where vision therapy comes in. The sessions are created to help train the brain how to control things like eye movement, focusing, teamwork and alignment.

Vision therapy provides treatment and support for people suffering from:

  • ADHD
  • Autism
  • Binocular Vision Disorders
  • Brain Injury
  • Learning Related Vision Disorders

For a list of outside resources, visit the resources page in the patient center.

Vision and Learning Center is proud to offer Vision Therapy to Trappe Pennsylvania and the surrounding communities, including Collegeville, Royerford, Limerick, Eagleville, Phoenixville, Skippack, King of Prussia, Norristown, Pottstown, and Plymouth Meeting.