Visual Therapy is an optometric treatment of neurophysiological stimulation that allows us to develop, improve and integrate visual abilities in cases of functional alterations. It is performed through exercises where we integrate the visual process with movement, space, memory and visual interpretation. These exercises will be performed daily at home with weekly or biweekly controls in consultation.
This treatment is indicated for both adults and children, but it is in younger patients where the treatment is more effective. It allows us to treat amblyopia (lazy eye), strabismus, binocular dysfunctions, accommodative alterations and learning problems associated with visual alterations. ▪
Peparation for vision therapy
Prior to vision therapy, the patient will undergo an optometric assessment of all visual abilities to evaluate the most effective treatment and prepare a personalized vision therapy plan.
Once the vision therapy is finished, it will be necessary to perform routine check-ups to monitor the patient and verify that the visual system remains stable. In some occasions it will be necessary to perform some maintenance exercises.
Improving visual performance
Vision therapy works with the objective of improving visual skills as a whole, so that the visual system is effective, provides greater comfort to the patient and improves visual performance. This is essential especially in children during the learning stage.
Stimulation of neurological connections without risks.
This type of exercises stimulates the creation of new neurological connections that will allow the patient to improve in cases of difficulty in visual perception, will strengthen the muscles in cases of strabismus or convergence and divergence difficulties, will increase and improve the ability to focus in cases of accommodation difficulties, will also train the accuracy and speed of eye movements to improve reading in cases of learning difficulties. All this through exercises and stimulation techniques, non-invasive.
Therefore, performing a personalized vision therapy plan does not involve any kind of risk, the only objective is to make the necessary changes in the visual system to improve performance and improve the patient’s visual skills.
The importance of putting yourself in the best hands
The Eurolàser Ophthalmological Institute has a multidisciplinary team formed by optometrists, ophthalmologists and oculoplastic surgeons, which allows us to carry out a complete exploration of all the skills involved in the vision process without forgetting the previous importance of a complete eye health examination.