Vision therapy is a series of treatment procedures prescribed by optometrists to improve vision problems that cannot be corrected with only glasses or contact lenses. Vision therapy is much like physical therapy for the eyes, during which vision disorders are corrected to improve the patient's visual function and performance.
Vision therapy treats learning-related vision problems such as poor tracking, eye teaming, and focusing. Vision therapy also corrects lazy eyes and crossed eyes--without the need for surgery. These vision problems are all types of disorders of "binocular" vision, meaning how we use our two eyes together.
Many people think that vision therapy is only for children. However, adults have as much need for this type of vision care as children. Vision Therapy is often more effective for adults because they are usually more motivated to improve their visual abilities, whereas children may not understand that they have a problem or how that problem may affect their interests or future.
Dr. Scott Kowallis, Dr. Jon Wilson, Dr. Jason Kowallis and Dr. Cade Kowallis have received an extensive education in vision therapy to help better serve the those of the Uintah Basin. Dr. Jason Kowallis is 1 of 4 doctors in the state of Utah who has specilized in vision related vision problems receiving his fellowship from the College of Optometrists in Vision Developement. For further information:
Parents Active for Vision Education
College of Optometrists in Vision Development
Optometric Extension Program Foundation
Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitiation Association