Vision therapy or training is a neurological rehabilitative training program of the Oculomotor Sensory System (eyes - brain - body), designed to correct visual-motor and perceptual-cognitive deficiencies through deliberate individualized supervised exercises that train the visual system to achieve efficiencies in perception, processing, and responses. Micro skills focused on include, eye coordination, eye movements and tracking, eye teaming (binocular), visual-spatial awareness, visual discrimination, visual attention/focus, visual-motor skills and integration, and appropriate stimulus-response automaticity. Treatment may also include therapeutic prism lenses and lens filters. Credentialing of VT Practitioners.
Vision Therapy Goals & Objectives for the VT Practitioner
Visual Processing and Learning Disorders
Inefficiencies of visual perception and processing, directly impact learning ability and performance. Reading, writing, and math require strong visual focus, attention, tracking, processing, memory, and spatial awareness.
The goal of VT is to optimize Oculomotor Sensory System efficiency and thus learning efficiency.
The Visual Evoked Potential Test. The VEP measures the time that it takes a visual stimulus to travel from the eye to the occipital cortex and shows abnormalities in neural pathways (optic nerves). VEP Providers. This test is used in the diagnosis of reading and other disorders of learning.
Vision Therapy Practitioners
Dr. Robert Kocembo, OD, FCOVD Michigan, USA - Visual Assessment & Therapy for Learning Disorders
Dyslexia & Visual Processing: A Review of the Research by Dr. Barry Tannen, DO, FCOVD
A Brittish study shows lenses improve reading 26%. (11/6/2016)
Dyslexia treatment with colored lenses (glasses & contacts). How it works. (2016)
The Dyslexia Dilemma: RAD Lenses improve reading by Kentucky Educational Television (2007)
IRLEN.com The science of lightwave sensitivity affecting visual perception.