IMPROVED VISION THERAPY AT RANA HOSPITAL
Also known as Vision Training, Vision Therapy is a nonsurgical eye treatment that is 100% effective in improving eye coordination, movement, and general performance. Modern Vision Therapy involves the tackling of the brain to cause reliable and effective eye sight in daily activities. This physical therapy is aimed at solving the common or complicated vision problems that many ophthalmologists are treating or failed to eliminate completely.
WHAT DOES VISION THERAPY REALLY MEAN
Vision therapy encompasses a series of techniques and it also includes Behavioral Vision Therapy aimed at improving the individual’s vision skills. Patients include children, adults, and older. Vision Therapy can be practised by a professional Orthopist or Optometrist in the hospital or at home.
Methodologies or training approaches (exercises) are selected depending on the eye disorder of an individual.
With vision Therapy, computerised and non computerised methodologies are used to correct vision problems. Filters, prisms, computer-assisted visual methodologies, lenses, metronomes, and balance boards are used.
NOTE: For Efficacy, Vision Therapy is not a one-sided program, it requires patient’s dedication and an Optometrist’s proper assessment and designed strategies towards a patient’s treatment.
OBJECTIVES OF VISION THERAPY
- To help patients improve or develop the basic visual abilities and skills
- To improve or change one’s interpretation of visual information
- To improve and increase visual capabilities
- Improve and increase vision efficacy and comfort
- Improve vision regardless of the eye disorder (not treatment)
WHEN TO OPT FOR VISION THERAPY
With years and advancement in the eye treatment approaches, Vision Therapy Treatment in India has found itself an excellent option when it comes to correcting and improving vision problems/disorders. Vision therapy can be opted in the following cases;
1. Eye Movement Issues/disorders
Research has shown that Vision Therapy can effectively improve eye movement during mere or fast reading and in other activities.
Strabismus is a common eye disorder that presents itself in different types. Particularly Convergence Insufficiency is a problem where meets a difficulty in keeping the eyes correctly aligned during reading, however, one may have proper alignment when looking at distant objects. In this case, vision therapy is a high yielding treatment where the direction, frequency of the eye turn, and magnitude are observed and corrected.
It is commonly described as “Lazy Eye” and it is a condition where the eye or eyes fail to obtain a normal visual acuity as a result of Strabismus or any other eye disorder.
4. Focusing Disorders
Those with eye focusing disorders, can be helped through Vision therapy.
5. Binocular Vision Problems
Other binocular vision problems such as Phorias which may not create a visible eye turn and yet cause eye strain and fatigue while reading or other vision activities can be corrected through vision therapy.
Vision therapy can be recommended for different eye disorders and the therapy can produce desirable results. An eye specialist can be consulted for any particular vision therapy program to improve visual skills.
Those with learning disabilities, double vision, crossed eye or any other vision abnormalities, seek the specialist’s intervention for effective care.