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Vision Therapy Specialist

Maryland Eye Care Center -  - Ophthalmologist

Maryland Eye Care Center

Ophthalmologists & Optometrists located in Silver Spring, MD & Hyattsville, MD

If you have frequent headaches, tired eyes, double vision, or other chronic eye issues, vision therapy at Maryland Eye Care Center can be a simple nonsurgical solution. There are three convenient practice locations in Silver Spring, Downtown Silver Spring, and Hyattsville, Maryland, so book your appointment online or call the office in your area for vision therapy.

Vision Therapy Q & A

What is vision therapy?

Vision therapy is a nonsurgical treatment plan that improves eye-brain neurological connections. A healthy eye-brain connection is crucial for good eyesight because the brain interprets image signals from your eyes. 

Problems with this signaling can make processing information difficult. For example, kids with a visual processing issue might have problems with reading. 

Vision therapy corrects these issues, much like physical therapy for your eyes. It involves eye exercises that teach your eyes improved ways to react and respond to visual information. 

Glasses and contact lenses can improve nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism, but if your problem is visual processing, you need vision therapy to better coordinate your visual system. 

When would I need vision therapy?

Vision therapy treats a number of eye problems in both children and adults, including: 

  • Amblyopia (lazy eye)
  • Strabismus (crossed eyes)
  • Eye misalignment
  • Convergence insufficiency (eyes don't focus as a team)

If your child has difficulty in school, such as reading or writing problems, vision therapy may help. Vision therapy may also improve visual processing that occurs due to a brain injury. 

How does vision therapy work?

The experts at Maryland Eye Care Center personalize vision therapy for you based on your condition, the severity of your symptoms, and your goals. The many aspects of vision therapy include: 

  • Prisms
  • Lenses 
  • Filters
  • Balance boards
  • Computer programs
  • Metronomes

You typically have vision therapy sessions a few times a week at Maryland Eye Care Center. As long as you stick to a regular schedule, you should notice a steady improvement over time.

Are vision therapy and sports vision enhancement the same thing?

Vision therapy and sports vision enhancement are different. While vision therapy solves visual processing issues and disorders, sports vision enhancement seeks to optimize your vision so you can enjoy peak performance as an athlete. 

Both types of treatment are completely noninvasive and nonsurgical, and each can deliver remarkable benefits. The team can explain how either vision therapy or sports vision enhancement can benefit you or your loved one. 

If your child's having difficulty in school or if you think you might have an issue with visual processing, an assessment at Maryland Eye Care Center is the next step. Call the office in your area or use the online appointment tool today.