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Wauchula, Sebring, Lake Placid, & Arcadia, FL 33873
Phone: 863-773-3322

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Vision TherapyMany vision problems do not require surgery for correction. In these situations, vision therapy is typically an option. Vision therapy is a form of physical therapy used on the eyes and brain. It is designed to resolve vision problems that can contribute to learning disabilities. This therapy can also be used an effective treatment for problems like lazy eye, crossed eyes, or double vision.

Common Questions about Vision Therapy

There is more to vision therapy than simply strengthening the eyes. It also enhances the neurological connections between the eyes and the brain. Eyes are the windows of the brain. It directly influences sight based on how it interprets images received. A healthy connection between the eyes and the brain is essential for good eyesight.

Here are answers to frequently asked questions about the nature of vision therapy:

How does vision therapy work?

It uses progressive vision exercises performed under the supervision of your eye care provider. Each set of exercises is tailored to meet the individual visual needs of a patient. These exercises are done 1-2 times per week in sessions lasting 30 minutes to a full hour. The exercises are designed to continue until visual processing problems show improvement.

What is the purpose of the vision exercises?

Vision exercises are designed to help patients improve basic visual skills that connect the eyes with the brain. These exercises can improve visual efficiency by changing how a patient interprets images. This helps them see and understand images correctly.

Do these exercises simply strengthen eye muscles?

Nothing about vision therapy is centered on strengthening eye muscles. These muscles can be strengthened through orthoptics if they need strengthening. This therapy is all about improving vision problems that may interfere with learning by strengthening the neurological pathways between the eyes and the brain.

What is the first step in a vision therapy program?

A comprehensive vision exam is necessary before starting therapy. Following the exam, your eye care provider can determine whether or not this type of therapy is the recommended treatment for your vision problems.

Is there scientific evidence that it really works?

It does work. Studies on vision therapy show it is effective in improving the lives of patients. Data shows that this therapy can improve visual function enough to keep it from interfering with a patient's ability to absorb information and learn. In its own sphere, this therapy is as effective as physical therapy or occupational therapy..

Who typically needs vision therapy?

It can be a useful tool for helping children and adults alike. Children with learning or reading problems can benefit from the vision boost these exercises provide. Eyeglasses are not the solution when the problem is visual processing. These problems can't be detected without tests done by an eye doctor. Adults can see vision improvement through this therapy as well. It can help curb eye-strain related vision processing problems brought on by working with computers all day.

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Sevigny & Associates Eye Care
 

735 N 6th Ave
Wauchula FL 33873
Phone: 863-773-3322
Fax: 863-773-6458

Emergency: For emergencies outside of business hours call (863) 840-5080


Sevigny & Associates Eye Care
 

2442 SE Hwy 70
Arcadia FL 34266
Phone: 863-491-7777
Fax: 863-491-5854

Emergency: For emergencies outside of business hours call (863) 840-5080


Sevigny & Associates Eye Care
 

363 US Hwy 27 S
Sebring FL 33870
Phone: 863-385-7070
Fax: 863-385-7080

Emergency: For emergencies outside of business hours call (863) 840-5080


Sevigny & Associates Eye Care
 

27 US Hwy 27
Lake Placid FL 33852
Phone: (863)465-4904



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Sevigny & Associates Eye Care

Wauchula
735 N 6th Ave, Wauchula, 33873, FL
Phone: 863-773-3322
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Arcadia
2442 SE Hwy 70, Arcadia, 34266, FL
Phone: 863-491-7777

Sebring
363 US Hwy 27 S, Sebring, 33870, FL
Phone: 863-385-7070

Lake Placid
27 US Hwy 27 Lake Placid 33852, FL
Phone: (863)465-4904

Office Hours

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Monday8am5pm
Tuesday8am5pm
Wednesday8am5pm
Thursday8am5pm
Friday8am5pm
SaturdayBy Appointment Only
SundayClosedClosed

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