Vision Therapy

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. Randy Houdek, OD, Vision Associates of Westland, Michigan, USA, Visual Assessment & Therapy for Learning Disorders

Dr. Robert Kocembo, OD, FCOVD Michigan, USA - Visual Assessment & Therapy for Learning Disorders

Dr. John Jacobi, Suburban Eyecare, Livonia, Michigan, USA

News article: Livonia, Michigan Eye Doctor Discerns Source of Girl's Reading Disability with 20/20 vision.

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)

Visual Evoked Potential Test

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.

ChromaGen lenses for Dyslexia (Roseville, California) Dr. Thomas Swan

VISUAL ATTENTION, READING & DYSLEXIA

A presentation by Laurie Cestnick @ Harvard University.

IMAGES SHOW HOW PRINT LOOKS TO DYSLEXICS. A font design by Dan Britton.

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Dan Britton's typeface mimics dyslexia.