Vision Therapy

Here at First Eye Care McKinney, we offer vision therapy, a non-surgical, customized program that is designed to correct vision problems in both children and adults. Our team of specialists are dedicated to helping our patients - both young and old - find the right solutions for their needs. In many cases, eyeglasses and contact lenses are the best solution. Vision therapy teaches the visual system how to correct itself, instead of relying on these other devices to do the job for our eyes.

We are dedicated to helping our patients find the right treatment for their needs. For many people, this means vision therapy. We like to tell people that vision therapy is like physical therapy for the eyes, as well as the parts of the brain that control our vision. If you have questions about this or would like to learn more about the benefits of vision therapy, please contact First Eye Care McKinney today.

How Does Vision Therapy Work?

Depending on the patient and his or her situation, vision therapy can use lenses, prisms, filters, and even computer-assisted visual activities to re-train the eyes. Balance boards, metronomes, and non-computerized visual instruments are also a big part of these programs. One of the best parts about our vision therapy program is that we are able to customize the plan to each individual. We work closely with each of our patients to determine what their issues are and what tools may help correct them. A successful vision therapy program requires dedication and commitment, from both the patient and our McKinney team. For vision therapy to work, the patient must actively engage and follow the instructions of your eye doctor, who you can look at as a vision therapist, if you will!

The main goal of vision therapy is to treat vision problems that cannot otherwise be corrected with eyeglasses, contact lenses, or surgery. We want to help you achieve clear, precise, and focused vision. Studies have shown that vision therapy is very effective, especially for school children who are having problems with reading and focusing.

Some of the vision problems commonly treated with vision therapy include:

  • Amblyopia (lazy eye)
  • Strabismus
  • Binocular vision problems
  • Eye movement disorders
  • Focusing disorders
  • Other vision problems, including those associated with developmental disabilities and brain injury

To learn more about vision therapy offered here at First Eye Care McKinney, please contact us today. We would be happy to give you more information and discuss your options with you today.