Orthoptic Vision Therapy
Orthoptic vision therapy (also referred to as visual training) is a type of treatment aimed at remedying and enhancing an individual’s visual abilities. Its function is to treat existing visual problems such as lazy eye, binocular eye alignment & coordination problems, poorly sustained near focus (ie. issues with maintaining focus), and issues with higher level perceptual development. The training aims to improve the efficiency &/or comfort of visual processing.
Each program of vision therapy is designed to suit the precise needs of the individual as indicated by a thorough visual assessment.
At BrainX, we offer both in-house training session as as well as a variety of home-based vision training programs. Please note that these home-based computer programs are not a replacement for in-office sessions with our therapists but may offer patients and opportunity to work on their vision in the comfort of their own home.
PTS II - Computerized Perceptual Therapy System
PTSII is a home Vision Training program designed to help visual perceptual difficulties that may be impacting on a student’s learning. This is achieved by practising specific activities that engage the developmental skills that relate to processing of visual information so as to help students to be able to understand and remember what they see more easily.
HTS: Computerised Vision Training Program
HTS is a home Vision Training program designed to help binocular vision disorders such as convergence problems (i.e.eye-teaming problems), accommodation problems (i.e. non-refractive focusing difficulties), suppression (i.e. “lazy eye”) and eye-tracking difficulties. These problems can affect both performance (i.e. poor concentration, comprehension, stamina) and comfort (i.e. symptoms of eye-strain, headaches and blurry vision) with day-to-day visually demanding activities such as reading, writing, studying and computers.
Vision Builder: Computer Vision Training
Vision Builder (VB) is a home Vision training program designed to treat both binocular vision disorders such as convergence problems (i.e. eye-teaming problems), accommodation problems (i.e. non-refractive focusing difficulties), suppression (i.e. “lazy eye”) and eye-tracking difficulties, as well as visual perceptual or visual information processing difficulties that can impact on a student’s learning by limiting their ability to understand and remember what they see.
Amblyopia iNET Program
iNET is aimed at helping to overcome suppression or amblyopia ( “Lazy Eye”) in young children. The computer program involves the child sitting at the computer wearing their habitual glasses if they have them, with either an opaque black patch (supplied with the program) covering the dominant eye (monocular mode), or red/green filters over both eyes (MFBF mode). The computer program colours are calibrated to suit these red/green filters, such that when they are worn, with the program set to MFBF mode, certain images will be seen only by one eye, others only by the other eye (eg.the “Red” eye sees the blue images, the “Green” eye sees the red images). Various fun games are then played, ensuring that the “Lazy Eye” is being forced to work whilst both eyes are open.