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Vision Therapy

Vision Therapy is a customized program of visual activities designed to correct certain vision problems and/or improve visual skills. It aims to “teach” the visual system to correct itself.

Dr. Francine Gauthier | Nuvo Eye Doctors - Ottawa and Orleans

We are thrilled to welcome Dr Jonathan Wareham and the team from Pupils Vision Therapy to Nuvo Eye Centre in Orléans! 

Vision Therapy is physical therapy for the eyes and brain. It is a highly effective non-surgical treatment for many visual problems that can interfere with reading, learning, educational instruction and sports.

Together, Dr Jonathan Wareham, Dr Francine Gauthier and their awesome team of therapists are dedicated to providing a gold-standard vision therapy experience.

how does it work?

Through a series of specialized and custom exercises, we are re-training the brain to process visual information in a different way. Patients can see a vast improvement in the way they approach everyday activities such as reading, sports, or even just walking in a straight line!

Each set of exercises is tailored to meet the individual visual needs of a patient. These exercises are done 1-2 times per week in sessions lasting 30 minutes to a full hour (also referred to as vision therapy sessions). The exercises are designed to continue until visual processing problems show improvement. Therapy sessions are completed in-clinic or remotely under the supervision of our expert vision therapists.

How can vision therapy help?

Vision Therapy offers treatment and improvement of many common visual problems such as a lazy eye, crossed eyes, double vision, convergence insufficiency, and some reading and learning disabilities, and it can even help those suffering from concussions and minor brain injuries.

Vision therapy can be beneficial for children and adults alike.

Nuvo Vision Therapy - Double Vision
Nuvo Vision Therapy - Reading Difficulties
Nuvo Vision Therapy - Lazy Eye
Nuvo Vision Therapy - Some Concussions

Common FAQs

Vision therapy exercises are designed to improve visual efficiency by changing how a patient interprets images. This helps them see and understand images correctly.

Overall, these exercises help strengthen the connection between the eyes and the brain, and, in many cases, a patient’s basic visual skills can experience drastic improvement.

Vision therapy does not center on strengthening eye muscles. It’s much more than that.

Where eye muscles can be strengthened by simple orthoptics exercises, vision therapy, rather, is all about improving vision problems that may interfere with learning by strengthening the neurological pathways between the eyes and the brain.

Patients of all ages can benefit from Vision Therapy.

Children with learning or reading problems can benefit from the vision boost. After all, eyeglasses are not the solution when the problem is visual processing. These problems can’t be detected without tests done by an eye doctor.

Adults can see vision improvement through this therapy as well. For example, it can help curb eye-strain-related vision processing problems brought on by working with computers all day.

The first step is to have a comprehensive eye exam. During this visit, your optometrist is able to assess and recommend the next steps for Vision Therapy, should they identify you as an appropriate candidate.