Vision Therapy: What is the Time Commitment?

Dr. Russel Lazarus, September 9, 2021

Vision therapy can change you or your child’s life in a few weeks.

The science of achieving clear and comfortable vision is known as vision therapy.

Vision therapy teaches children how to improve the brain’s control of their eyes, how to improve their visual skills, and how to use these new skills to improve reading, learning, concentration, and attention.

Vision therapy is more than just doing eye exercises; it improves brain-eye communication and the visual system’s effectiveness.

Vision therapy aims to improve visual abilities such as eye-tracking, convergence, hand-eye coordination, focusing, visual processing speed, and more.

What time commitment is required?

Vision therapy is an effective program, the best results are attained if the personalized program outlined by the eye doctor is followed closely.

Most vision therapy programs take a few weeks or months and involve in-office sessions for up to an hour and at-home eye exercises.

It is recommended when part of a vision therapy program that you or your child commit to in-office visits, usually weekly or fortnightly, and 10-15 minutes a day of at-home exercises, 5 out of 7 days a week, while in the active training phase.

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Do I have to do vision therapy forever?   


Following your doctor’s evaluation, the length of the program will be discussed. The program could take as little as a few weeks, but most often is conducted over several months.

The acquired talents that you gain from vision therapy are yours to keep and are usually permanent once you’ve completed your program of active therapy.

How does vision therapy work?

Vision therapy is a completely individualized and personalized treatment program that aims to develop and strengthen visual skills while also retraining a child’s visual system to process visual input more accurately and easily.

Individualized exercises using lenses, prisms, filters, occluders, and other equipment are used in vision therapy to improve visual abilities and more efficiently process information from the visual system.

Traditional vision treatment exercises have been transformed into interesting, engaging, and interactive activities in recent years thanks to modern technologies and innovative computer-based therapies.

Schedule an appointment with a vision therapy eye doctor to discuss your vision therapy program.

You or your child’s life could change for the better in just several weeks .. vision therapy might be the solution you’ve been searching for!