New Patients and your Expectations
Hope Clinic builds visually-guided life skills including perception, comprehension, memory and optimal academic achievement to excel in a fast-paced 3-D technological age.
First you will meet with our Developmental Vision Optometrist Dr. Ted Kadet, O.D.F.COVD. Dr. Kadet will conduct a Full Functional Vision Evaluation. A perceptual exam may then be administered to determine if the person can benefit from Vision Therapy. He will then develop an individualized Vision Therapy Program to help you reach your visual goals. If Optometric Vision Therapy is recommended, the following may be helpful:
Are there any risks involved in Vision Therapy?
No, there are no known risks, side effects or complications; vision therapy does not involve any surgery or medication.
What is involved in a Vision Therapy treatment program?
The therapy session is 40 to 45 minutes a session, with one or two sessions a week at the Clinic. Often, home therapy procedures will be prescribed, to be done on the computer and/or manually. This time may vary from 20-35 mins per session. To achieve the best results, home therapy procedures should be performed at least 3-5 times a week.
How is the Vision Therapy training delivered? What can I expect?
You will meet regularly with a Vision Therapist. The therapist will follow the individual’s program prescribed by the Doctor for each therapy session. We often use computer-based vision programs along with hands-on activities to stimulate the neurological pathways between the eyes and the brain. It is similar to doing physical therapy with other parts of the body. You will be using therapy glasses, flippers, prisms, and other instruments to perform therapy procedures.
How quickly will I notice that my vision is improving?
This is influenced by the visual condition and individual variations. Motivation and following home therapy instructions are factors. Some patients see significant results in as soon as two to three months.
Is the improvement permanent?
Binocular Vision Function improvement is usually permanent. Following post-treatment instructions is very important. However, your vision may fluctuate in the future due to further changes in your eyes.
Contact Hope Clinic to begin the process of learning how Vision Therapy can help you or your child! Hope Clinic offers two online options: Schedule a Free Screening or Schedule a Full Functional Vision Evaluation, or call us at (425) 462-7800.