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Vision Therapy

Brain, Vision, and Learning Center of Pennsylvania at Hazleton AND Stroudsburg Eye Specialists

More than 50% of the brain is dedicated to vision in some way or another. From the most basic of functions like seeing words on a board or in a book clearly and singly all the way to being able to see a 3D movie or hit a baseball vision involves many complex neurological processes.

Vision is more than 20/20. You may see clearly but have trouble with things like:

VIsion And Learning

At least 80% of what we learn comes in through the visual system. What’s more, studies have shown that 1 in 5 kids have a vision problem that affects reading and learning. Even if your child has 20/20 vision, there still may be an underlying visual problem affecting their ability to learn.




 There are many different aspects of the visual process in addition to clarity of sight. A deficiency in any of these areas may cause a child to struggle to read, learn, retain information, or even move through space accurately.


To see if you or your child may have a learning-related vision problem, please make an appointment with us today for a Vision and Learning examination.

Vision Therapy 

What is Vision Therapy?

Vision Therapy (VT for short) helps to build the eye-brain-body connection in patients with binocular vision dysfunction or visual-perceptual challenges.

Who needs VT?


How does it work?

We do this through the following methods:

What steps do I take?

 


 Visual Information Processing Evaluation 

Visual perception occurs throughout the brain. In order to better understand a patient’s visual system, a set of standardized tests is used to evaluate her ability to process visual information. Below are the various aspects of vision that may be evaluated. Since vision is a learned process, these areas can be improved through vision therapy.

The following areas may be assessed:

Strabismus / Amblyopia Assessment 

Strabismus (eye turn) and Amblyopia (lazy eye) are disorders of binocular vision, resulting in reduced depth perception. To see properly in 3-D, our eyes need to be aiming at the same place at the same time. In addition, the vision in both eyes needs to be approximately the same for proper depth perception.


During this exam, we measure the position of your two eyes as well as the size, frequency, and direction of your eye-turn, if present. A variety of tests using red-green and polarized 3D glasses are used to determine your brain’s ability to fuse (bring together) the images from your two eyes. Further, we measure the flexibility and range of inward (convergence) and outward (divergence) eye-teaming movements which is an important skill when playing sports or copying from the board. Your eyes may also be dilated to determine a more accurate prescription of your eyes and to evaluate your eye health. The results from these testing will let us know what the best treatment options are for you, whether it is prescription glasses or contact lenses, prism lenses, vision therapy and/or eye-muscle surgery.


High Tech Eye movement evaluation and Reading evaluation with RIGHT EYE TECHNOLOGY.

 
RIGHT EYE is a first of its kind technology which we are proud to be one of the only facilities in the country to have. RIGHT EYE utilizes state of the art eye tracking hardware and a large database of patient normative data to determine if the patient is displaying normal eye movements that are used in learning, sports, and just normal functioning.
This technology is extremely valuable in identifying eye movement disorders, communicating with fellow healthcare professionals and in tracking progress for our vision therapy and vision rehabilitation patients.


By dedicating just a few minutes to taking an EyeQ test you could:

 

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