No matter how unique your eye care needs, OPMT Vision Centers will provide you with the specialized solutions you deserve. Our experienced physicians and advanced technology put us at the forefront of developments in eye care and have made us a trusted provider for patients across Middle Tennessee.
Among the specialty services, we’re proud to offer is vision therapy, to help patients with different disorders and behaviors that affect the relationship between the eyes and the brain. Our eye doctors take extra care to get to know our patients and understand their needs to make vision therapy an effective treatment.
Our Vision Therapy Specialists
OPMT Vision Centers is led by our founder, Richard D. Durocher, O.D. Dr. Durocher is a pioneer in vision rehabilitation, low vision, and vision therapy services, and he has been heavily involved in clinical research to enhance patients’ lives by helping to develop new products and procedures. Dr. Durocher sets the standard for the rest of our knowledgeable eye doctors, who are likewise committed to staying informed of the latest advancements in optometry to better serve our patients.
SEE IF VISION THERAPY
IS RIGHT FOR YOU!
What is Vision Therapy?
Vision therapy works like physical therapy for your eyes, aiming to improve your vision by strengthening the relationship between your eyes and your brain. It can help alleviate binocular vision problems (that is, when the eyes don’t work together as a team), congenital conditions, and vision that has been compromised by an injury or trauma.
Vision therapy consists of a series of in-office supervised visits as well as at-home exercises and treatments to help your eyes and brain work better together.
Who Can Benefit from
Vision therapy can help with a range of problems and disorders. These can include:
Amblyopia and Strabismus
Amblyopia (“lazy eye”) and strabismus (crossed eyes) are conditions in which the eyes are misaligned, leading to binocular vision problems like poor depth perception and blurred vision. This can be especially concerning for children, so our experts offer vision therapy for amblyopia and strabismus in adult and pediatric patients.
Individuals who have experienced traumatic brain injuries, strokes, concussions, whiplash, and other neurological disorders that impact the relationship between their eyes and brain may benefit from vision therapy. Other patients who have conditions such as developmental delays, cerebral palsy, or multiple sclerosis may also benefit.
Digital Eye Strain
Many of us spend long hours using our smartphones, tablets, and computers. These prolonged periods of digital device use are hard on our eyes and can cause eye strain, headaches, and other vision-related problems. Vision therapy can help reduce these symptoms, and even those that may come with performing close-up tasks like reading.
or Sports Vision
Vision therapy can help with poor hand-eye coordination stemming from vision troubles, which can lead to frequently dropping things or bumping into objects. Athletes also turn to vision therapy to help improve their coordination, visual reaction times, peripheral awareness, focusing, eye teaming, tracking, and visualization skills.
Other behaviors that can benefit from vision therapy include tilting or turning the head to see better, squinting or covering one eye to see better, and excessive blinking. Our experienced eye doctors can help by performing a comprehensive eye exam to determine the roots of these issues and use vision therapy to address them.
Therapy Eye Doctors
Vision therapy takes work and exercise, both in our office and at home, but the end results will change your vision for the better and can improve your quality of life. If you think you or a loved one could benefit from vision therapy, please call your nearest OPMT Vision Center to learn more today.