About Vision Therapy
Vision therapy is a program with a comprehensive set of exercises designed to support and enhance the development of visual skills such as eye teaming, focusing, tracking, pattern recognition, and visual memory. Vision therapy can be implemented at any age. The types of techniques used depend on the age of the child and the team supporting that child. Vision therapy can be home based, office based or integrated into other therapies.
In-office therapy is typically done once or twice per week in 30-minute sessions. After nearly 30 years of experience, we have found that 30 minutes is the optimum amount of time to produce positive therapeutic changes without excessive fatigue and visual strain.
The recommended ages for routine eye care are:
- 6-9 months of age for initial evaluation, especially for children at risk
- 3 years of age to evaluate general development and reading readiness
- 5 years of age to check for continued health and appropriate development
- Annually for school age children