VT Research and Studies
“Optometric vision therapy (OVT) has been shown to improve many binocular and sensory dysfunctions.
Accommodative problems, vergence anomalies, oculomotor dysfunctions, amblyopia and strabismus are all treatable with optometric vision therapy. This has been well documented in hundreds of publications, studies and review papers for optometry research. (The Efficacy of Vision Therapy edited by Dr. Alan Cohen). Our vision therapy doctor in AZ and others abroad who perform OVT know that optometric vision therapy improves vision function and this in turn improves learning ability. This paper presents a literature review that supports the link between vision and learning.
“Parents and teachers of patients undergoing OVT often report an improvement in academic related quality of life issues and school performance including: reduction of asthenopia, enhanced reading ability, and decreased information processing time, as well as an enhanced attention span and improved grades. Another benefit often noted when OVT has been completed is an improvement in the child’s self-esteem. Our clinical experience tells us that OVT when used to address the issues of learning related vision problems, improve the learning experience by providing a child with all the visual and visual perceptual skills he or she needs to perform appropriately.”
“COVD members understand that learning is a multi-faceted phenomenon and that learning disabilities usually have numerous etiological possibilities. These may include: health, psychological, occupational, and physical problems; as well as speech and auditory, educational, neurological and nutritional issues.”