There are many types of Vision Therapy programs at the Cimarron Family Vision Center that will fit your needs. Here are a few examples…
If your vision is doing well until either you move or what you are viewing moves, you may only need a more home-based therapy concentrating on coordination of your eyes with your body. This program, called the Body Book Program, consists of 4 monthly sessions with a highly trained vision therapist to teach you how to perform the activities at home. At each visit, your skills will be tested to ensure that you are ready to move to the next level. You will then have a progress check at the end of the four levels to ensure that you have completed the program.
If you want to improve your visual skills over the summer before school starts again, you may be a good candidate for the Vision Smart Program. This program is an intense therapy program that is done 4 hours per week for 8 weeks. For homeschoolers or those finished with school, this program can be done at any time throughout the year.
Sometimes the only thing standing between you and efficient vision is stress and/or an imbalance in your endocrine function. An example of this would be after exposure to a toxin such as black mold. The syntonic phototherapy program, which tends to last about 20 sessions, can improve that balance so you can return to your higher levels of function.
Vison Therapy 1
If you understand everything you read but are mainly having problems with skipping/repeating letters, words, or lines of text, having problems copying from the board, or suffering from visual symptoms like headaches and eye strain, you may be a good candidate for the VT1 program. This program tends to last somewhere between 24 and 32 weeks and helps to resolve your symptoms for the rest of your life.
If you are having problems with the symptoms found in the VT1 program and you are struggling to understand what you read, comprehend math concepts, and/or remember important concepts, you may be a good candidate for the VT2 program. This program tends to last somewhere between 32 and 36 weeks. Upon completion, school and work should become much easier because you will be better able to organize your thoughts and life.
If you have an obvious eye turn (strabismus) or decreased vision in an eye (amblyopia), you will need to be taught not only how to improve the vision in that eye, you will also need to learn how to fuse the images of both eyes and keep visual targets single and clear. This program, called the VT3 program, tends to last from 40-48 weeks and allows you to improve your ability to understand depth perception. It also helps to decrease strain and fatigue that arises from one eye doing the work of two.
If you feel that your vision is ok for most activities but that you just cannot seem to throw, hit, catch, or see your teammates easily, you may be a good candidate for the Sports Vision Program. This program is customized both to you and to your chosen sport so it can last anywhere from 3 weeks to 16 weeks.
Acquired Brain Injury (TBI)
If you have suffered a brain injury from trauma or stroke and are having symptoms such as double vision, dizziness, problems shifting your vision from distance to near, and fatigue, you may be a good candidate for the Acquired Brain Injury program. This program is specifically designed to get you back to your life by reducing your symptoms and helping you to feel more comfortable in your environment.
If you are unable to go through an active vision therapy program due to time or memory constraints, the specialty lens program is available to provide “passive vision therapy”. This program involves multiple changes to the specialty lenses to continue to shift your vision to a more efficient point and to allow your brain to “rewire” itself to handle the visual stresses of your daily life.