Learning to See In 3D!
It's Never Too late For Vision Therapy
Vision and learning are intimately related. In fact, experts say that roughly 80 percent of what a child learns in school is information that is presented visually. Good vision is more than seeing 20/20. How the 2 eyes work together as a team (binocular vision) has a profound effect on a person's ability to recall fact, comprehend new information and solve problems.
"I have been cross-eyed since early infancy and had three surgeries as a child that made my eyes look more or less straight. However, I did not develop stereo vision until age 48 when I underwent optometric vision therapy under the guidance of a developmental optometrist." Sue Barry, PhD, author of Fixing my Gaze.
Many people think that vision therapy is only for children. However, adults have as much need for this type of vision care as children. When people have trouble using both eyes together or can't focus for great lengths of time, they do not simply grow out of these problems.
For decades eye doctors believed that there was a small critical window for treating patients with eye issues such as eye turns and lazy eye (strabismus and amblyopia). It was believed to be imperative that for any treatment to have a chance of success, it had to be at a young and developing age. Research has scientifically proven this to be incorrect.
Optometric Vision Therapy has opened new doors for those suffering from vision disorders of this nature and, depending on individual prognosis, can now be successfully treated at any age.
Vision therapy is often effective for adults because they are motivated to improve their visual abilities. When people have trouble using both eyes together or can't focus for great lengths of time, they do not simply grow out of these problems.