Vision Therapy for Strabismus
Vision Therapy for Strabismus
At SIGHT Multispecialty Center in Farmington, CT, we specialize in providing comprehensive vision care, including advanced treatment for strabismus. Strabismus, commonly known as crossed or misaligned eyes, can impact visual function and overall quality of life. Our vision therapy program offers a non-surgical and personalized approach to address strabismus and promote binocular vision.
What is strabismus?
Strabismus is a visual condition in which the eyes are misaligned. This means that while one eye is looking directly at an object, the other eye is pointing in a different direction.
Common signs and symptoms of strabismus include:
- Misaligned or crossed eyes.
- Double vision or blurred vision.
- Eye strain or discomfort.
- Difficulty with depth perception.
- Headaches or eye fatigue.
- Avoidance of eye contact.
- Squinting or tilting the head to see.
Early diagnosis and treatment are crucial to preventing long-term complications and promoting healthy visual development.
Vision therapy for strabismus at SIGHT
At SIGHT Multispecialty Center, we offer comprehensive vision therapy programs designed to address strabismus. Vision therapy is a non-invasive and customized approach that focuses on improving eye coordination, enhancing binocular vision, and restoring proper alignment. Our vision therapy for strabismus typically includes:
A thorough evaluation will be conducted by our specialists to determine the extent and nature of the misalignment. This evaluation helps us create a personalized vision therapy program tailored to your specific needs.
Binocular vision training
Vision therapy exercises and activities are designed to improve eye teaming, focusing, and coordination. These exercises aim to encourage the eyes to work together and develop binocular vision, ultimately leading to better alignment and depth perception.
Visual processing enhancement
Our vision therapy program also focuses on improving visual processing skills, including eye-hand coordination, visual tracking, and visual perception. These exercises help strengthen the eye-brain connection and improve overall visual function.
Regular in-office vision therapy sessions are conducted under the guidance of our experienced vision therapists. These sessions involve specialized activities and exercises that target specific aspects of strabismus, helping patients develop proper eye alignment and coordination.
To maximize progress, we provide you with customized home-based exercises to reinforce the skills practiced during in-office sessions. Consistent practice at home plays a vital role in achieving successful outcomes.
We closely monitor your progress throughout the vision therapy program. Periodic evaluations allow us to track improvements and make any necessary adjustments to the treatment plan.
Schedule a consultation today in Farmington
Vision therapy can be a highly effective alternative to traditional treatments for strabismus like eye patches or surgery. With our personalized approach, we can help you or your child achieve lasting relief from the discomfort associated with this condition. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and learn more about our effective treatment for strabismus.