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Vision Therapy in Galesburg

VisionTherapyThere is much more to eyesight than seeing 20/20. For many people, reading and eye-hand coordination tasks can be very difficult. The act of sight not only includes ones eyes, but it also includes the neurological activity that processes the visual information. Vision therapy is a highly effective, non-surgical treatment used to retrain the way the eyes and the brain work together. It can be an effective treatment for many common visual problems such as lazy eye, crossed eyes, double vision, eyestrain and blurred vision when reading, eye hand coordination problems, and vision related learning disabilities.

Vision and Learning

Binocular Vision Impairments

3D Stereo Vision

  • 3D Vision (Binocular Vision)
    How does it work? Why do we need it?
  • Eye Doctors and 3D Vision
    Eye doctors use stereoscopic 3D images to develop and reinforce 3D vision.
  • The Stereo Vision Project
    What is stereo vision? What is a binocular (two-eyed) vision impairment?
  • vision3d.com
    Learn to see in 3D! Visit the 3D Art Gallery and view Magic Eye stereograms, stereo photographs, optical illusions, and much more.

General Resources

    • What is a Complete Eye Exam?
      It is not enough to test the clarity of eyesight at a distance of 20 feet (known as 20/20). A complete visual evaluation tests many aspects of vision.
    • What is Vision Therapy?
      Various definitions of Vision Therapy by American Optometric Association, eye doctors, and patient advocates.
    • National Directory of Eye Doctors
      Find an eye doctor in another state. This directory provides free referrals to eye doctors who offer specialized services, such as vision therapy, neuro-optometric rehabilitation, therapeutic lenses, preventive care, etc.
    • Vision Therapy FAQs

An eye doctor answers questions about Vision Therapy in an interview.

 

A general catalog of vision therapy success stories

 

 

Optometric Organizations

  • COVD – The College of Optometrists in Vision Development
    An international professional optometric organization which grants board certification in Vision Therapy to optometrists (FCOVD)
  • AOA – The American Optometric Association
    The American Optometric Association represents approximately 36,000 doctors of optometry, optometry students and paraoptometric assistants and technicians. Doctors of optometry provide two-thirds of all primary eye care in the United States.
  • OEPF – Optometric Extension Program Foundation
    Serving the educational needs of optometrists.
  • NORA – Neuro Optometric Rehabilitation Association International, Inc.
    An organization which provides direction for the visual rehabilitation of the neurologically and cognitively injured and disabled survivor population, including people who have physical disabilities and traumatic brain injuries (TBI).
  • Optometrists Network
    An international network of optometrists, primarily in the United States
  • College of Syntonic Optometry – Visual light Phototherapy
    The College of Syntonic Optometry is an active and growing post-graduate educational organization with branches in the United States, Australia and Great Britain.