Faq Vision Therapy

What is Vision Therapy?

Vision Therapy uses specific computerized treatment programs. to successfully treat many eye related problems, like “lazy eye”, mild squint, weakness in eye muscles, Computer Vision Syndrome, difficulty in depth perception and learning disabilities due to defective vision.

How does vision therapy help your eyes?

You can think of vision therapy as physical therapy for the eyes and the brain. We see with our brain and mind, and not just our eyes. In vision therapy, there is vision training and rehabilitation of eye brain connections, to enable the eyes to become stronger permanently.

How does one recognize the need for vision therapy?

  1. If you suffer from eyestrain, headaches, blurred vision, double vision, difficulty in concentrating while reading, you could be suffering from weakness of the eye muscles. Vision therapy can definitely help you.
  2. If your child has ‘lazy eye’ due to any reason, whether a squint, previous eye surgery, or a high glass number, vision therapy is likely to be beneficial.
  3. If your child has difficulty in perceiving letters due to any neurological problem, it is worthwhile trying vision therapy to improve vision.

How is vision therapy done?

Vision therapy is a form of graded exercise program on the computer, specifically tailored to address the visual needs of a particular patient.

The patient can either do the exercises in the hospital with us on a ½ hour basis daily or take a CD home and have daily ½ hourly sessions at home, which are customized. The usual duration of the treatment is 3 to 4 months.

We can monitor the therapy from the hospital over internet and communicate with the patient.

The patient may be asked to come over for evaluation on a weekly or a fortnightly basis to assess the improvement.