What is it?
Vision therapy or training is a personalised visual exercise programme which is carried out by a multidisciplinary team, in our case by an optometrist and a psychologist.
Approximately 80% of the information that our brain receives is visual, and as such, our ability to learn and interpret the world around us rely heavily on this system. What we see is not the same thing as how we see and interpret it.
Stages of the programme
ASSESSMENT - Optometric and psychophysical examination in order to analyse your problems or needs.
THERAPY OR TRAINING - Between 6 and 15 sessions each lasting 30-40 minutes.
EXERCICES - After each session, we recommend some exercises for you to do at home wich are essential for taking advantage of the sessions.
The main purpose of this therapy is to correct problems with your vision and/or improve your visual skills in order to develop your ability to perceive, process and understand the visual information that surrounds you.
It is important to point out that vision does not usually regress upon completion of the therapy.Objectives of the programme:
- To completely eliminate or compensate for vision problems
- To prevent visual impairments
- To develop visual skills (this may help with school, work and sporting performance)
When is it recommended?
- Problems during the natural learning process (reading, comprehension, discrimination, visual memory, etc.)
- Binocular vision problems (accommodation, vergence, ocular motility, etc.)
- Amblyopia (“lazy eye”)
- To improve sporting performance