Binocular Vision / Vision Therapy Clinic
Vision Therapy: (also known as vision training)
Refers to therapy involving exercises which are aimed at improving visual skills such as eye teaming, binocular coordination, depth perception, focusing and eye- hand coordination. It is also used in the treatment of amblyopia or lazy eye. Vision therapy is like physical therapy for the entire visual system, including the eyes and the parts of the brain that control vision. Developmental optometrists involved in vision therapy use a variety of procedures to correct neurophysiological or neurosensory visual dysfunctions.
Overall, the goal of vision therapy is to treat vision problems that cannot be treated successfully with eyeglasses, contact lenses and/or surgery alone, and help people achieve clear, comfortable binocular vision.
Many studies have shown that vision therapy can correct vision problems that interfere with efficient reading among schoolchildren. It also can help reduce eyestrain and other symptoms of computer vision syndrome experienced by many children and adults.
Binocular Vision Assessment / Orthoptics:
Orthoptics is one type of vision training, but the term "Orthoptics" is not synonymous with "Vision Therapy," which describes a broader range of techniques used to treat a wider variety of vision problems.
The emphasis in orthoptics is on eye muscles and eye alignment (at least cosmetically), whereas the goal of vision therapy is to optimize the entire visual system, including the eyes and areas of the brain that control vision, visual perception and other vision-related functions. By treating the entire visual system, vision therapy aims to change reflexive (automatic) behaviors to produce a lasting cure.
The Binocular Vision / Vision therapy clinic at Sankara Nethralaya has state of art facilities like Computer based Vision Therapy system for diagnosis and treatment of binocular vision problems, perceptual difficulties, lazy eye, etc and many equipments to train your visual skills. The clinic has well trained optometrists and one of the optometrists is an international associate member of the College of Optometrists in Vision Development (COVD), Aurora, OH, USA, that certifies developmental optometrists and vision therapists.