What Is Vision Therapy?
Vision therapy is a sequence of therapeutic procedures that develop efficient visual skills and visual processing. An integral part of vision therapy is an individually prescribed program monitored by a doctor using lenses, filters, occluders, specialized instruments, and computer programs. Through vision therapy, patients learn to process and interpret visual information while learning to use their visual abilities in a new way with the guidance from our doctors and vision therapists.
Vision therapy can help people of all ages to develop efficient visual skills and visual processing, which can help with learning problems and behavioral problems.
Who Benefits from Vision Therapy?
Vision therapy has made a profound difference in people of all ages. Vision is our dominant sense and primary source for gathering information in learning; 80 percent of what we learn is through our eyes. Vision and/or visual perceptual difficulties can have a great effect on how we read, learn, and achieve academically.
To learn about some of the vision disorders we work with in therapy, go to https://www.drsutervision.com/vision-disorders/.
Dr. Penelope S. Suter and staff are proud to serve patients in Bakersfield as well as surrounding communities such as Arvin, Delano, Frazier Park, Lake Isabella, Lamont, Lancaster, Palmdale, Porterville, Shafter, Taft, Tehachapi, Visalia, Wasco, and many more. Our services include, but are not limited to, diagnosis and treatment of vision issues that result in reading, spelling, and other learning deficits, as well as vision dysfunction that results from autism spectrum disorder, brain injury, or other neurological compromise. Treatment may include lenses, prisms, colored filters, vision therapy, and post brain injury vision rehabilitation.