Developmental Vision Therapy

What Is Developmental Vision Therapy?

There are a lot of different vision problems that can affect a child’s educational experience and ability to develop naturally. Many of these problems are not about needing glasses for nearsightedness or farsightedness, but about the visual processing centers in the brain not working well together. 

Developmental vision therapy is designed to retrain your child’s eyes and brain to work together more efficiently.

Read on as an Annapolis, MD vision therapy optometrist discusses developmental therapy, how it works, and who can most benefit from this treatment approach.

What Is Developmental Vision Therapy?

Developmental vision therapy is a type of treatment that uses exercises, activities, and other methods to improve your child’s vision. 

The overall goal works to improve your child’s ability to see and process information from the environment. It can help with a wide range of issues, including:

  • Learning disorders (such as dyslexia)
  • Attention problems and hyperactivity
  • Reading difficulties
  • Poor eye contact 
  • Motor coordination problems 
  • Visual-perceptual deficits 

How Does Developmental Vision Therapy Work?

In developmental vision therapy, your child will work with a therapist to get their eyes in the best shape possible so they can see clearly and easily. They’ll do this by using different tools and techniques, such as:

  • Eye exercises
  • Visual tasks that help your child learn how to focus on things at different distances (like reading)
  • Games that help your child understand how their eyes work together when they look at different objects (like a piece of paper with letters on it)

Training your child to use their eyes together helps to improve his or her binocular vision. It’s an important part of how we see the world around us, and it can be difficult for people who don’t do it correctly. 

For example, if your child has trouble using both eyes at once (called strabismus), they’ll see two different images instead of one clear picture. This can make it hard to focus on things that are far away or close up—like reading!

Developmental vision therapy can help your child overcome these vision problems.

Who Can Most Benefit From Developmental Vision Therapy?

Children who have trouble seeing clearly or focusing on things like books or computer screens can benefit from developmental vision therapy. 

This includes kids who have ADHD or dyslexia, as well as those who don’t feel good about themselves because they think they’re bad at schoolwork because it seems hard for them.

Even adults who experience similar problems can also benefit from developmental vision therapy. It’s also used for people who have other problems with their vision, such as: 

  • Double vision (diplopia)
  • Blurred vision (blurred
  • Eye turning in or out (exotropia)

If you have more questions or wish to schedule a consultation, please don’t hesitate to call our Annapolis, MD vision therapy optometrist office anytime!