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Vision Therapy with James VanCamp, O.D. is an individualized, supervised, treatment designed to correct visual-motor and / or perceptual-cognitive deficiencies. Some visual conditions can't be treated adequately with just glasses, contact lenses and/or patching, and are best resolved through our personalized program of Vision Therapy

Optometric vision therapy is a treatment plan used to correct or improve specific dysfunctions of the vision system. It includes, but is not limited to, the treatment of strabismus (turned eye), other dysfunctions of binocularity (eye teaming), amblyopia (lazy eye), accommodation (eye focusing), ocular motor function (general eye movement ability), and visual-perception-motor abilities. - the American Optometric Association

Optometric vision therapy is based upon a medically necessary plan of treatment and it is designed to improve specific vision dysfunctions determined by standardized diagnostic criteria. Visual therapy effectively encompass lenses, prisms, occlusion (eye patching), and other appropriate materials, modalities, and equipment. Vision therapy can also be called visual or vision training, orthoptics, eye training, or eye exercises.

Please note that the definition above describes Optometric Vision Therapy, which has been clinically shown to improve certain eye disorders, which are described above. However Optometric Vision Therapy is NOT the same as the Bates Method, vision therapy using Bates, integrated vision therapy, or natural eye exercises. These holistic programs use some form of eye exercises associated with relaxation techniques, which claim to improve nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism, decreasing vision with age, and other disorders. There is virtually no statistical studies / results indicating the success of these methods.

Do I need Vision Therapy?
Possibly, if you are an adult or have a child with visual challenges, such as, but not limited to, learning-related visual problems. Vision therapy can help those who lack the necessary visual abilities to effectively read, write, and learn and who have difficulties with activities such as focusing, visual memory, eye movement, eye-hand activity, as well as other eye related disabilities.

Poor Binocular Coordination

Vision Therapy helps patients to develop normal coordination of both eyes (binocular vision). When both eyes ineffectively coordinate as an effective team, degenerated performances will occur in such activities as reading, depth perception, eye contact, sports, and other related skills.

Neuro Optometric Evaluation and Treatment
Brain injuries, stroke, whiplash, developmental delays, multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, as well as many other disorders, can impair effective vision. Effective vision can also be compromised as a result of a simple trauma to the nervous system, or a neurological disorder. With a proper diagnosis, vision therapy can be an effective treatment.

Strabismus and Amblyopia
Vision therapy can offer safer and higher successful treatment for turned eyes and / or lazy eye when compared to eye surgery, glasses, and / or patching, without therapy. Early diagnosis and treatment usually results in even higher patient satisfaction.

Visual Difficulties and Stress
Computers, hand held devices and the internet, has made their way into our everyday lives. Be it at work and/ r at home, adults as well as children inadvisably push their eyes past the point of eye strain. Computer Vision Syndrome (C.V.S.) is one of the fastest growing eye health concerns in society today. Excessive computer use and / or uninterrupted close work can induce eyestrain, headaches, and/or other visual difficulties which can be effectively treated by Vision Therapy.

Visual Therapy and Athletics
Distinct visual skills are critical to most activities, with sports in particular. Many professional athletes have either extended their careers and / or realized measurable improvement in their performances as a result of visual therapy. We test and successfully improve eye-hand coordination, visual reaction time, peripheral awareness, focusing, and other visualization skills.

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Academy Vision Science Clinic has been the leader and preferred provider of quality vision care products and personalized optometric services to our patients in Colorado Springs and the surrounding areas. In our mission to provide the best eye care services possible by using only the most advanced, state-of-the-art diagnostic technology and eye care products available.

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