Office based vision training (or vision therapy) has been shown to be more effective at treating symptoms for Convergence Insufficiency, when compared to pencil push-ups and home computerised eye exercises. Harmony Vision Optometry and Vision Training clinic has a great deal of experience in treating these types of eye teaming disorders. Paul and Meredith, optometrists from Harmony Vision, were invited to share their knowledge with fellow optometrists over 3 days in October 2011. They presented new evidence about the need for more rigorous diagnosis to ensure proper identification, as well as their approach to vision training & therapy. Click here to read an article published about the conference, and to see what delegates said…
When it comes to reading, the experts agree that phonological decoding is an important aspect of the ability to learn how to read. But when a child struggles with efficient reading, it is not always about a phonological difficulty or dyslexia.
Evidence for Vision Therapy
Vision Therapy or Vision Training is a therapeutic approach program of activities incorporating the use of lenses, prisms, and filters. It is used as part of the treatment for a range of vision disorders such as convergence problems, accommodation dysfunction, lazy eye and oculomotor disorders. In our practice, the majority of vision therapy conducted is for accommodation dysfunction and convergence problems, otherwise known as focussing and eye-teaming difficulties.
We find it fascinating how consistently vision problems get marginalised in the “debate” over reading. The Vision Help Group has highlighted this in a series of blogs about convergence insufficiency and how it is successfully treated with vision therapy. Understanding how a vision problem like convergence insufficiency can impact on reading, helps to understand the value of treating vision problems. This is why June was Convergence Insufficiency Awareness Month.