Vision Therapy is an individualized treatment program prescribed to eliminate or improve conditions such as lazy eye (amblyopia), crossed eyes (strabismus), focusing, eye teaming and learning-related vision disorders.
In some cases, glasses or contact lenses are not sufficient for optimal visual performance. In these cases, patients may benefit from individualized treatment called Vision Therapy. Click on the following attachment to read more about this treatment option, performed in our offices by Dr. Lehman. Vision Therapy FAQs
The key to understanding the relationship between vision and learning is realizing that vision is more than just being able to see the letters on the 20/20 line of a chart. Visual problems can be divided into two broad categories – visual efficiency and visual processing.
Visual Efficiency problems interfere with a child’s ability to clearly and comfortably see and take in information for sustained periods of time. Many of these problems don’t surface until the upper elementary grades or junior high, when children are
Visual Processing problems have to do with the child making sense of incoming visual information. They include difficulty with laterality, directionality, visual form perception, visual memory, and visual motor integration. Visual Processing problems tend to affect children in the lower grades – even kindergarten.
A full evaluation by a professional who has the expertise to test for both Visual Efficiency and Visual Processing problems is the only way to detect some vision problems. When one of these problems does exist, treatment involving eyeglasses, Vision Therapy, or both can correct it. For 85% to 90% of patients with vision problems, glasses are the treatment option. However, the other 10% to 15% require Vision Therapy. In our offices, we are proud to offer the services of Dr. Christopher Lehman, a residency-trained Optometrist specializing in Binocular Vision and Vision Therapy.
Sharon Bennett and Tara Feeley provide Vision Therapy services in both locations. Prior to joining our team, Sharon provided services in the field of Physical Therapy as an assistant at Bryn Mawr Rehabilitation. She is also a licensed Massage Therapist and Yoga Instructor. Her strong interest in patient care and rehabilitation has provided our Vision Therapy Center with a wonderful therapist. Tara has spent many years as an Optometric Technician. Her clinical skills in eye care as well as her past experience as a Vision Therapy patient provides our Center with an added touch of personal care for all our patients. Our therapist along with Dr. Christopher Lehman has positioned our practice as the leader in Vision Therapy Services in Chester County.
Sharon and Tara welcome the opportunity to support patients in the area of Vision Therapy.