What is Vision Therapy?
Vision therapy is a progressive treatment plan used to correct or improve specific dysfunction of the visual system through a carefully programmed arrangement of visual challenges, activities, or drills. At Foley Vision Center, a highly trained vision therapist will guide you one-on-one through a customized set of visual problem-solving experiences tailored to meet your specific needs. These experiences are created through the use of lenses, prisms, and other specialized instruments.
Vision therapy incorporates “visual awareness,” “visual feedback” and action, movement, or problem-solving. At the final stage of the development, you will have a natural, automatic use of the visual process, allowing you to function more effortlessly in visually demanding activities at school, work, or in sports.
Vision Therapy can Improve the Following Visual Skills:
Tracking: The ability to follow a moving object smoothly and accurately with both eyes, such as a ball in flight or moving vehicles in traffic.
Fixation: The ability to quickly and accurately locate and inspect with both eyes a series of stationary objects, one after another, such as moving from word to word while reading.
Focus Change: The ability to look quickly from far to near and vice versa without momentary blur, such as looking from the chalkboard to a book or from the dashboard to cars on the street.
Depth Perception: The ability to judge relative distances of objects and to see and move accurately in three-dimensional space, such as when hitting a ball or parking a car.
Peripheral Vision: The ability to monitor and interpret what is happening around you while you are attending to a specific central visual task; the ability to use visual information perceived from over a large area.
Binocularity: The ability to use both eyes together, smoothly, equally, simultaneously, and accurately.
Maintaining Attention: The ability to keep doing any particular skill or activity with ease and without interfering with the performance of other skills.
Near Vision Acuity: The ability to see clearly, inspect, identify, and understand objects at near distances, within arm’s length.
Distance Acuity: The ability to see clearly, inspect, and understand at a distance. People with 20/20 distance sight may still have visual problems.
Visualization: The ability to form mental images in your “mind’s eye,” retain or store them for future recall, or for synthesis into new mental images beyond your current or past direct experiences.
Request an Appointment in Eugene, Oregon
If you are experiencing issues with your vision, schedule an appointment at Foley Vision Center. At our vision center in Eugene, it’s all about you. Our expert staff will ensure that you receive the proper diagnosis and care. Call (541) 342-4243 or request an appointment through our website.