Vision therapy involves exercises that strengthen and train the eyes to provide clearer, more comfortable, and effortless vision. It is a non-invasive, doctor supervised program that is tailored to the specific needs of each patient. Vision therapy is often referred to as “physical therapy for the eyes.”
Vision therapy often involves weekly one-on-one sessions with a vision therapist. Typically, therapy sessions are 45-60 minutes, and require additional daily practice exercises to be completed at home. In-office sessions involve the use of therapeutic lenses, specialized equipment, and computer programs to help enhance visual skills.
Improving the function of the visual system is only one of the benefits gained from engaging in a vision therapy program. Vision therapy also stimulates the vestibular system, as well as one’s self-awareness, gross and fine motor control, and sensory integration.
Dr. Chris Schell is proud to provide such a service to Barrie and the surrounding area.