VISUAL THERAPY

What is visual therapy?  Visual Therapy is an individualised, supervised, non-surgical treatment program to improve eye alignment, eye tracking and teaming, eye focussing, eye movements and visual processing skills.  the aim of VT is to train the brain to use the eyes to receive information effectively, comprehend it quickly and react accordingly.

A VT training program is worked out according to the results of the patient’s eye examination and is individualised for the patient to learn and train these visual skills.

The most common vision problems your child may have and indicates a possible visual therapy program:

  • Double vision
  • Amblyopia (“lazy eye”)
  • Convergence insufficiency
  • Strabismus (irregular eye alignment)
  • Reading and learning difficulties

Vectograms: eye teaming

Bernelloscope: eye phorias and flipper flexibility

Brock string: convergence

Marsden ball: fixation and following pursuits

Pencil saccadics:  fixation movements

Pie-Tin rotations: pursuit movements

Hart chart:  accommodation flexibility

Red-green material: eye teaming

Flippers: accommodation flexibility