Optometric Vision Therapy is an individual treatment programme prescribed for a patient in order to:
- Provide medically necessary treatment for diagnosed visual dysfunctions;
- Prevent the development of visual problems; or
- Enhance visual performance to meet defined needs of the patient.
Vision Therapy is appropriate treatment for visual conditions which include, but are not limited to:
- Strabismic and non-strabismic binocular dysfunctions (squint)
- Ambylopia (lazy eye)
- Accommodative dysfunctions
- Ocular motor dysfunctions
- Visual motor disorders and
- Visual perceptual (visual information processing) disorders.
Vision Therapy Assessments
Introductory eye examination and consultation- Free
Session 1 - 1 hour appointment with Alastair Wade where patient’s visual development will be investigated
Session 2 - 1 hour appointment focussing on the development of the patient’s eye teaming skills using various ophthalmic techniques
Session 3 - 1 hour 30 min. appointment analysing patient’s visual memory skills and eye tracking ability.
A full appointment may not be necessary, you will be advised during session 1 if this is required.
After these appointments you will be advised of the results and the treatment plan recommended. Reports for schools etc are available at an extra cost.
Therapy Sessions Information
Therapy sessions last for 30 minutes and are usually undertaken every 2 or 3 weeks.
Exercises are set each week for your child to practice at home.
Your therapist will assess the progress and set new exercises.
Exercises are fun and take around 15 minutes to complete.
We advise you practice 4 times a week for the best progress.
The exercises and games are based around the competancies below:
- Bilateral Integration- Laterality
- Bilateral Integration – Directionality
- Pursuits- following objects with your eyes
- Saccades - following moving objects with your eyes
- Convergence – eyes moving towards each other
- Accommodation – the eye focussing on close objects
- Visualisation – how you picture things in your head
- Gross Motor – whole body movements
- Fine Motor – fine precise movements
For further information or to book a consultation please contact us.