Evaluations and Therapy
Visual Efficiency Evaluation and Visual Processing Evaluation
The first step in the process of determining whether Vision Therapy is a treatment option is a thorough evaluation done by our doctors. During these assessments a series of tests are done to evaluate the eyes efficiency to take in information and the brain’s ability to process that information. These visual abilities are essential in learning and development.
Some visual conditions cannot be treatment with only glasses or contact lenses, and are best resolved through a program of Vision Therapy. Vision Therapy is an individualized, supervised, treatment program designed to correct visual-motor and/or perceptual-cognitive deficiencies. Vision Therapy sessions include procedures designed to enhance the brain’s ability to control some or all of the following:
- Eye alignment
- Eye tracking and eye teaming
- Eye focusing abilities
- Eye movements
- Visual processing
Visual-motor skills and endurance are developed through the use of specialized computer and optical devices, including therapeutic lenses, prisms, and filters. During the final stages of therapy, the patient’s newly acquired visual skills are reinforced and made automatic through repetition and by integration with motor and cognitive skills.
Family Tree Optometric provides general vision, ocular health, and vision therapy services to residents in Irvine, California and surrounding communities.