What Are the Signs You Need Vision Therapy?

Dr. Russel Lazarus, March 16, 2021

Are you concerned with your performance at school, work, or sports? 

You may benefit with vision therapy!

Vision therapy is a customized, personalized treatment program designed to strengthen and improve visual skills to achieve clearer and more comfortable vision.

Strengthening the visual skills boosts your ability to focus, read, concentrate and all other aspects required for work performance.

Vision therapy can treat problems that glasses cannot, such as eye teaming, eye tracking, and visual perceptual deficits. With vision therapy, the brain and eyes learn to communicate better— facilitating a permanent change in your vision.

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Which physical symptoms can benefit from a vision therapy program?

  • Frequent squinting/head tilting
  • Blurry vision
  • Double vision
  • Eye strain or fatigue
  • Headaches or tiredness
  • Motion sickness or dizziness
  • Poor eye-hand coordination
  • Poor posture
  • Tendency to cover or close one eye
  • Turning of an eye in or out, up or down
  • Using finger-pointing when reading

Can someone who wears glasses benefit from vision therapy?

Yes, while eyeglasses and contact lenses can correct blurry vision, vision therapy might be needed to treat the symptoms above.

For some vision conditions, reading or computer glasses, combined with a vision therapy program, have been found to be even more effective than just glasses alone.

Eyeglasses and contact lenses offer improved clarity of vision, but vision therapy actually treats the underlying problem by retraining the visual skills needed for clear and comfortable vision.

Each vision therapy program is individually designed for you and your visual needs.

LEARN MORE: Guide to Vision Therapy for Adults

If you think you can benefit from vision therapy, schedule a comprehensive vision evaluation with a developmental optometrist near you.