Referring Professionals for Vision Therapy, Joplin
What Is Vision Therapy?
Does your child lack focus, complain about vision problems, are you worried about their performance in school?
Do you suffer from vision or coordination problems that can't be solved with eyeglasses or contact lenses?
If you are looking for non-surgical and effective treatment to correct vision problems and enhance coordination and learning, consider Vision Therapy with your eye doctors here at Coleman Vision in Joplin, Missouri.
Vision Therapy refers to a wide range of progressive vision procedures using cutting-edge tools and methodologies that is based on the idea that vision is a learned skill that can be improved through proper training. Under close supervision with your optometrist, Dr. David Coleman or Dr. Jeff Coleman, you will receive the most up-to-date treatment, with cutting-edge tools and methodologies to treat your condition and improve your vision, learning, and quality of life.
Vision is all about the way our brains and eyes interact. Whether it’s reading words on the board, catching a ball, or tying our shoelaces, we depend on our visual system to work properly in order to succeed at any of these tasks.
This is because vision isn’t just what we see, it’s how we interpret and interact with that information. In fact, you can have perfect visual acuity―able to rattle off all the symbols on the reading chart―but still struggle with dyslexia, poor focus, hand-eye coordination, or vision conditions like strabismus, amblyopia, or convergence insufficiency.
These conditions distort the way other people perceive the person who suffers from them. The way our eyes work is a huge part of the non-verbal human interaction and people sadly find that someone with strabismus or amblyopia to be disturbing. It distorts the way people read your attention, focus, and intentions. This causes severe social problems that are devastating to the success and happiness of adults and children alike. These conditions were traditionally treated with surgery or corrective patches which are nearly as socially problematic as the condition itself.
Vision Therapy provides effective treatment for these conditions without resorting to patches. The methods of VT often avoids surgery as well. Learn more about cross eye and lazy eye.
Vision Therapy helps patients improve their foundation for reading, learning and playing sports. It’s a series of custom and individualized activities and exercises which function as a form of neuro-optometric rehabilitation.
In other words, Vision Therapy retrains the brain to more effectively interact with the eyes and therefore improve vision functioning. The goal is to enhance eye tracking, focusing and eye teaming abilities as well as eye-hand coordination and visual processing speed.
Our program is not only for children. Vision Therapy is effective for adults, especially if they are motivated to improve their visual abilities. Conveniently located in Joplin, we are able to provide vision therapy for Missouri, Kansas, Arkansas and Oklahoma.
Vision Therapy is all about the neurological understanding of the connection between vision and the brain in order to treat or enhance and/or correct vision difficulties, coordination, and learning. You can think of it as a kind of physical therapy that repairs or improves the way your eyes and brain interact. The process and treatment program is completely customized to the specific conditions and needs of the patient by our eye doctors.
Vision Therapy is highly effective and is non-invasive. Depending on the circumstances, it either rehabilitates from surgery or replaces surgical solutions entirely.’