Vision Therapy

Vision Therapy

 Optometric Vision Therapy Transforms Lives

at 4D Vision Gym, Vision Therapy in Connecticut!

Vision Therapy in Connecticut
Optometric vision therapy is an
optometrist-supervised, treatment
program that has successfully
corrected specific visual challenges
faced by children and adults.  


Check out the Symptoms Checklist,
Vision Therapy Articles, or the
Vision Therapy Success Stories
to learn more.

 

Behavioral Optometry (or Developmental Optometry)


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.

WHAT IS OPTOMETRIC VISION THERAPY?

Optometric Vision Therapy Is Effective Treatment Program


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.

 

What is involved in a Optometric Vision Therapy program?


Vision therapy is -- 

  • a progressive program of vision "exercises" or procedures;
  • performed under doctor supervision;
  • individualized to fit the visual needs of each patient;
  • generally conducted in-office, in once or twice weekly sessions of 30 minutes to an hour;
  • occasionally supplemented with procedures done at home between office visits ("home reinforcement" or "homework");
  • depending on the case, the procedures are prescribed to:

    • help patients develop or improve fundamental visual skills and abilities;
    • improve visual comfort, ease, and efficiency;
    • change how a patient processes or interprets visual information.

 

Optometric Vision Therapy Is Not Just Eye Exercises


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:

  • corrective lenses (regulated medical devices);
  • therapeutic lenses (regulated medical devices);
  • prism lenses (regulated medical devices);
  • optical filters;
  • occluders or eye patches;
  • electronic targets with timing mechanisms;
  • computer software;
  • balance boards (vestibular device);
  • visual-motor-sensory integration training devices.


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.

 

Vision Therapy in Connecticut

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.


There's more to healthy vision than 20/20 eyesight!
Learn more about symptoms of visual problems which
affect reading, learning, school and sports success.

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Contact Us Today to Make an Appointment!

Dr. Juanita Collier, MS, OD

181 B Shunpike Road, Cromwell, CT  06416

Phone: 860-632-UC4D (8243)

http://DrJuanitaCollier.com

  • Vision Quiz

    Learn how to detect possible visual problems in a child or adult with vision quizzes and checklists on this page.
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  • More About Vision Therapy

    While perfect eyesight is known as 20/20, this number does not describe perfect vision.
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  • Diagnoses

    Below are some brief explanations of some Vision Therapy diagnoses, like convergence insufficiency, convergence excess, accommodative disorder, oculomotor dysfunction, and strabismus. 
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  • Vision and Learning

    It is estimated that approximately 80% of learning is visual.
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