Vision Therapy

We Can Improve Quality of Life for Patients with Vision Problems

Our occupational therapists provide vision therapy to patients who need to maintain or improve visual skills, visual processing, visual endurance and the ability to interpret visual information. The goal of vision therapy is to make visual tasks easier, more efficient and more comfortable for adult and pediatric patients. Vision therapy may improve quality of life for people who are living with conditions such as:
  • Concussion
  • Diabetes
  • Eye trauma
  • Glaucoma
  • Macular degeneration
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Stroke
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Parkinson’s disease

When to Seek Vision Therapy

We care for patients who are experiencing the following problems with their vision:
  • Blurry vision
  • Difficulty reading
  • Difficulty tracking moving objects
  • Double vision
  • Eye fatigue
  • Eye strain
  • Light sensitivity
  • Missing vision/visual field cuts
  • Poor visual endurance
  • Problems with peripheral vision
  • Vision-induced headache or dizziness

Treatment Options for Vision Therapy

We offer a full range of services designed to help patients experiencing vision problems. These services include:
  • Concussion treatment: Concussion patients may benefit from vision therapy to treat eye strain and fatigue.
  • Environmental adaptations/modifications: Your home can be made safer by removing hazards, increasing contrast in different areas around the house, or changing the lighting.
  • Eye exercises/oculomotor exercises: Certain exercises can help the eyes regain strength and work together more efficiently. These improve range of motion, tracking and convergence skills, which can be important for reading and computer use.
  • Low vision aides: These include magnifying equipment and assistive technology.
  • Oculomotor exercises: These improve range of motion, tracking and convergence skills which can be important for reading and computer use.
  • Peripheral awareness training: This training improves your ability to function without losing your balance or getting dizzy.
  • Scanning technique training: Scanning can compensate for visual field loss when at home or in the community.
  • Specialized prism glasses: These glasses bend light which can help to improve symptoms.
  • Vision evaluation: A thorough assessment of how well your eyes work together and alone, including peripheral vision, central and focal vision, range of motion, perception and processing skills and visual tracking.
  • Visual perceptual activities: These include working with puzzles and doing shape or pattern recognition.

Why Choose JFK Johnson Rehabilitation Institute for Vision Therapy

Excellence

Our vision therapy team includes board certified physical medicine and rehabilitation physicians and licensed occupational therapists, allowing patients to access a full range of treatments and services to meet their needs. Our specialists are leaders in vision therapy and follow the latest, evidence-based guidelines to develop treatment plans.

Patient Experience

Each patient’s vision therapy plan is highly personalized to address their symptoms, condition and environment.

Excellence

Our specialists are at the forefront of this new approach to treating vision problems.

“Vision guides daily function, and vision therapy can help to improve quality of life.”

Kathryn Tuazon, MS, OTR/L, an occupational therapist at JFK Johnson Rehabilitation Institute

“The eyes function through fine muscles, which are among the most overused in the body. Vision therapy can treat problems with these muscles, helping them to become stronger and work together properly.”

Kathryn Tuazon, MS, OTR/L, an occupational therapist at JFK Johnson Rehabilitation Institute

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