Optometric vision therapy is an
program that has successfully
corrected specific visual challenges
faced by children and adults.
Behavioral Optometry (or Developmental Optometry) is concerned with how your eyes and visual system function and how your behavior affects vision or how your vision influences your behavior.
As a Behavioral Optometrist (or Developmental Optometrist), Dr. Juanita Collier, will ask questions about your vision problems at work, school and home, and she will explore how optometric vision therapy and/or eye glasses may help improve your comfort and performance, while preventing future vision issues.
Vision therapy -- a type of physical therapy for the eyes and brain -- is a highly effective non-surgical treatment for many common visual problems such as lazy eye, crossed eyes, double vision, convergence insufficiency and some reading and learning disabilities. Many patients who have been told, "it's too late," or "you'll have to learn to live with it" have benefited from vision therapy.
In the case of learning disabilities, vision therapy is specifically directed toward resolving visual problems which interfere with reading, learning and educational instruction. Optometrists do not claim that vision therapy is a direct treatment for learning disabilities.
Vision therapy is --
Unlike other forms of exercise, the goal of Vision Therapy is not to strengthen eye muscles. Your eye muscles are already incredibly strong.
Vision Therapy is not to be confused with any self-directed self-help program of eye exercises which is or has been marketed to the public.
In-office Vision Therapy is supervised by optometric vision care professionals and many types of specialized and/or medical equipment can be used in Optometric Vision Therapy programs, such as:
The first step in any Vision Therapy program is a functional vision evaluation. Following a thorough evaluation, a qualified vision care professional can advise the candidate as to whether Vision Therapy would be appropriate treatment.
Dr. Juanita Collier and her Vision Therapists and staff warmly welcome you to our website and our new, state of the art Optometric and Vision Therapy office in Cromwell, Connecticut.
Dr. Collier is a Behavioral Optometrist, specializing in the Optometric and Vision Therapy needs of children, adolescents, teenagers and adults. Her practice, 4D Vision Gym, serves the town of Cromwell and nearby towns of Rocky Hill, Wethersfield, West Hartford, Berlin, Newington, Farmington, Glastonbury, Southington, Plainville, Middletown and all of Hartford County and beyond.
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181 B Shunpike Road, Cromwell, CT 06416
Phone: 860-632-UC4D (8243)
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