What is Vision Therapy
Society places a premium on efficient vision. Schools and most occupations require huge amounts of printed and computer information to be handled accurately and in short periods of time. Vision is also a major factor in sports, crafts, and other pastimes. The efficiency of our visual system influences how we collect and process information. Repetitive demands on the visual system tend to create problems in susceptible individuals.
Every other person today is either near-sighted, far-sighted or has astigmatism. We are a race growing increasingly dependent on eye crutches. Glasses, contact lenses and LASIK surgeries have infiltrated almost every household. Our bodies are gradually losing their inborn visual capacities to the onslaught of “digital modernization.”
Inefficient vision may cause an individual to slow down, be less accurate, experience excessive fatigue, or make errors. When these types of signs and symptoms appear, the individual’s conscious attention to the visual process is required. This, in turn, may interfere with speed, accuracy, and comprehension of visual tasks. Many of these visual dysfunctions are effectively treated with vision therapy.
The human visual system is complex. The problems that can develop in our visual system require a variety of treatment options. Many visual conditions can be treated effectively with spectacles or contact lenses alone; however, some are most effectively treated with vision therapy.
Vision therapy @ Sanda Retreats is a sequence of activities individually prescribed and monitored by the consultant to develop efficient visual skills and processing. It is prescribed after a comprehensive eye examination has been performed and has indicated that vision therapy is an appropriate treatment option.
Who Should Do
- Those with Near-sightedness, Far-sightedness and Astigmatism (Refractive errors)
- Squint (Strabismus) and Lazy Eye (Amblyopia)
- Anyone experiencing Eyestrain resulting in Headaches
- Problems such as eye teaming and focusing
- Computer Vision Syndrome
- Accommodative disorders (focusing problems)
- Those with trouble reading fine print, especially after 40 (Presbyopia)
- Anyone spending long hours working on screens or doing fine work
How You Benefit
- Enhanced vision, decreasing and often eliminating the need for eye crutches
- Better visual habits
- Relief from eye fatigue
- Improved accommodative capacity and wider peripheral vision
- General reduction in headache symptoms and better reading capacity.
- Improvement in tasks requiring hand-eye co-ordination such as sports
- Helps to develop normal co-ordination, teaming and focussing
- Reduction of Squint, Lazy Eye
- Relieves stress related visual problems
- Better sleep patterns
- Sense of calm and clarity of thought
- Complete relaxation and rejuvenation