What is vision therapy?

Vision therapy is a vision training program designed to correct visual, motor or perceptual cognitive deficiencies through eye exercises.  It’s used to prevent eye problems from developing and also to treat existing eye conditions.

Vision therapy can treat amblyopia (lazy eye), eye alignment problems (turned eye or squint), eye coordination problems, poorly sustained near focus, inadequate eye-hand coordination and perceptual development.

How can vision therapy assist my child?

Vision therapy aims to help your child through improving:

  • Eye movement efficiency
  • Visual skills necessary for reading
  • Spatial skills
  • Sequencing skills
  • Integration of vision with auditory and motor systems
What do I need to bring to an eye test?

In addition to any current spectacles worn by your child, please bring any reports from your child’s school or other health professional that you have seen such as educational psychologist, occupational therapist, speech therapist or other optometrist.

In addition, if you child is a new patient to our practice, please complete our Welcome to For Eyes Optometrist form for Children/Young Adults (up to 16 years of age) and either email to the practice before your appointment ([email protected]) or bring it with you to your first appointment.