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Neuro-Vision Therapy same as others Vision Therapy ?

Aren't All Vision Therapy or Orthoptic the same as Neuro-VIsion Therapy ? 

To answer it, is " NO "

Neuro-Vision therapy programs include orthoptics, but, technically there are broad distinctions between Neuro-Vision Therapy and orthoptics. Orthoptics is the medical term for eye muscle training procedures, provided by orthoptists and/or optometrists, which address eye teaming and visual clarity (acuity) only.

Technically, there are broad distinctions between Orthoptics and Vision Therapy (which includes Orthoptics).
Orthoptics regards strabimus as an eye muscle problem and treatment is directed toward muscle strength. Behavioral & Neuro-Developmental Optometrists who provide Neuro-Vision Therapy look at the neurological control system of the eyes and thus treat the whole visual system (and whole person). Neuro-Vision Therapy alters the entire nervous system and reflexive behavior, thus resulting in a lasting cure. In general, orthoptics is home-based therapy. In general,

Neuro-Vision Therapy is performed under supervision in a Board Certified Behavioral & Neuro-developmental optometrist like Mr Stanley in office and home therapy is an adjunct. Recent scientific research has shown that office-based Vision Therapy with homework is more successful than home-based therapy alone.

Is Neuro-Vision Therapy the same as “others Vision Therapy”, “Colored Lenses”, “pinhole glasses” or “orthoptics”?

There are a number of programs of "eye exercises" and techniques for improving vision that are not associated with Vision Therapy, such as colored lenses or other programs advertised to quickly improve eyesight.

Orthoptics means to straighten the eye with exercises. Depending on the diagnosis, sometimes the Our Neuro-Vision therapy program will include orthoptics. However, there is much more to Neuro-Vision therapy that we provide than just orthoptics, for example it Neuro-vision therapy includes:

  1. Pursuit and saccade therapy (to improve the speed and accuracy of eye movements)
  2. Visual-vestibular therapy (to integrate eye movements with balance)
  3. Visual perceptual therapy (to enhance visual information processing)
  4. Eye-hand coordination therapy (to develop visually guided movement)
  5. Accommodative therapy (to enhance focusing stability, flexibility, and comfort)
  6. Visual attention therapy
  7. Peripheral awareness therapy (enhances the use of vision as a simultaneous sense, synchronously receiving and processing multiple inputs)
  8. Visual-spatial awareness including laterality, directionality, and visual imagery
  9. Visual-auditory integration
  10. Orthoptics (mechanics of eye movements)

Neuro-Vision Therapy is carefully monitored by a Board Certified Neuro-Developmental & Behavioral optometrist, and is supported by the American Optometric Association as a clinical treatment for certain visual deficits.

Aren't All Optometrist the Same ?

All optometrists and ophthalmologists check the health of your eyes and how clearly you can see. A  Board Certified Neuro-Developmental & Behavioral Optometrist like Mr Stanley who is a First  Malaysian Optometrist in private practice obtained Fellow of College of Optometrists in Vision Development (FCOVD) evaluates your eyes and vision using the behavioral approach to assess how the visual system affects human development, individual performance and overall quality of life.  

Board Certified Behavioral & Neuro-developmental  optometrists are trained in recognizing and treating functional deficiencies, that is, eye teaming, focusing, and eye tracking problems to name a few.  The vast majority of optometrists and ophthalmologists choose not to place emphasis on such functional and developmental issues, particularly when they are less obvious in nature.

This means that the majority of these problems go undiagnosed even in the face of evident symptoms, complaints, and reduced ability to function.  It is not unusual for an individual suffering from these problems to be told that their eyes are fine.  Technically, this may be true.  The eyes themselves probably are healthy.  However, this does not negate the possibility of a functional or developmental vision problem, one that can be diagnosed and treated by someone who is specially trained in this area – a Behavioral & Neuro-Developmental Optometrist.  Behavioral & Neuro-Developmental optometrists base their practices on the knowledge that vision is a dynamic process that develops throughout our lives.  The visual process is trainable, and can be enhanced using therapeutic lenses and/or Neuro-Vision Therapy.