ADULTS AND VISION THERAPY
You are never too old!
Have you ever heard your optometrist or ophthalmologist say that you are too old for vision therapy and to improve your lazy eye (or amblyopia), strabismus, or convergence insufficiency? Well, studies show that this is not the case and that significant improvement is possible at any age with a correct treatment plan. The speed of recovery is the fastest for children who are at the peak of their brain plasticity, yet the brain does not lose its ability to retrain completely – it just loses speed!
Vision therapy has been found as one of the most successful methods of treating amblyopia, strabismus, and convergence insufficiency because it engages the visual system actively. Not only does it work for adults as well – some studies even speculated that in some cases, adults can achieve even better results because of higher self-discipline, which leads to improved compliance and general maturity of the patient. For successful vision therapy, adherence to the training program is absolutely essential.