Is Visual Therapy Right for You?
Over the last several decades, behavioral optometrists have successfully used specialized lenses in conjunction with VT to:
- Prevent vision and eye problems from developing or progressing
- Develop the visual skills needed to be successful at school and work
- Enhance functioning on tasks demanding sustained visual effort
- Remediate vision & eye problems which have already developed
We are NOT born with the ability to see!! Most of us are born with perfectly good arms, legs, eyes, etc. but we have to learn how to use them properly. Babies are born seeing (blurry) about 18 inches from their face and it takes several weeks to see further, and many months to distinguish colors, learn how to focus on objects, etc. Many people from the time they were babies never learned to use their eyes properly. For example, the developmental stage of crawling for a baby is very important. It trains the brain to use both sides of the body together and have a direct impact on the eyes. We have one eye for each side of our body, but if the brain does not learn to use both sides of the body in conjunction, there can be issues.
There are many babies that skip the crawling stage to go straight to walking, and many of these people manifest visual problems later in life. Our eyes are just the “information takers”, and it is our brain that processes that information to create the picture, our “vision”. What we “see” is the combination of our eyes, brain, and all of our other senses working together! 80% of all the information we take in and process is visual, so Vision is the dominant of our 5 senses!