Our eyes play a significant role in our overall health. That's why it's essential to visit an optometrist for a professional assessment of your vision. Unfortunately, not all of us are born with 20/20 vision, and some people have vision disorders that might need more treatment than eyeglasses and contacts can provide. This is where the help of vision therapy comes in.
Vision therapy is an excellent option for those with vision disorders. At Giant Optical in Hempstead, NY, our optometrist, Dr. Goldberg, and our team are here to provide vision therapy as well as other eye treatments for you and your family. If you think vision therapy might be a good choice for you, here's what you need to know before your next appointment.
What Is Vision Therapy?
Vision therapy encompasses exercises done at home and in our office. During vision therapy, exercises are geared toward helping correct certain vision disorders, improving focus, and improving binocular function. During vision therapy, your optometrist might make you do simple exercises such as looking in front and on either side of you.
What Vision Therapy Treats
Vision therapy is an essential tool to help correct not just physical deviations of the eye but also to strengthen and repair neural connections between the brain and the eyes.
Vision therapy can help treat a wide range of ailments, including:
- Amblyopia, also known as lazy eye
- Strabismus, also known as crossed-eyes, where one or both eyes might deviate slightly to the left or right at random times
- Traumatic brain injuries such as concussions or whiplash can cause vision problems such as blurry vision and inability to focus
- Convergence insufficiency, which is where the eyes cannot focus on a single object together
How Can Our Eye Doctor Help?
Our optometrist will conduct a comprehensive eye exam to determine if vision therapy is right for you. To determine if you need vision therapy, we will use various tools during the assessment, including:
- Training glasses
- Electronic Targets
- Balance boards
Sessions do not hurt and typically last one hour. However, treatment can vary from one month to the other depending on the circumstances of your eye condition. Our optometrist will help you every step of the way to ensure you experience long-lasting results.
Visit Our Hempstead Eye Doctor for Vision Therapy
Visit Giant Optical in Hempstead to see how Dr. Goldberg can provide effective and life-changing vision therapy! Call us at (516) 481-2020 today to book an appointment or to learn more about how our optometry services can benefit you.