Vision Therapy

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

Vision Therapy is an individualized treatment program prescribed to eliminate or improve specific eye conditionsThe 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

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

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.

In our West Chester office, Terry Brun has provided Vision Therapy services for over 20 years.  With a background in education, she works very well with our therapy patients – both young and old.

Marisa Williams and Chris Budinger provide Vision Therapy services at our Exton office location.  Prior to joining our team in 2017, Marisa managed several optical stores in the King of Prussia and Plymouth Meeting areas.  Chris spent many years working with his father, Dr. Les Budinger, and managing his optometric practice, before joining our practice in 2016.

Marisa, Chris and Terry welcome the opportunity to support patients in the area of Vision Therapy.

Please explore the links below for more information regarding the benefits of Vision Therapy.

All About Vision

College of Optometrists in Vision Development

Parents Active for Vision Education (P.A.V.E.)

Vision Therapy