Vision Therapy is a treatment prescribed to improve the eyes’ abilities to work together and focus properly. All vision therapy treatment plans include home-based exercises for 15-20 minutes per day, 5 days per week. Office-based therapy provides one-on-one treatment time with a therapist. Therapists closely monitor all sessions to ensure exercises are performed properly. Treatment lengths may vary depending on a patient’s diagnosis.
Children, adults, athletes, and patients suffering from traumatic brain injury may be treated with vision therapy.
Some conditions might be:
- Amblyopia – Crossed Eye
- Amblyopia – Lazy Eye
- Misalignment of eye
- Accommodative disorders
- Visual Perceptual disorders
Dr. Shasteen completed a two-year Advanced Practice Fellowship in Binocular Vision and Pediatrics at The Ohio State University College of Optometry.
As part of her fellowship, Dr. Shasteen conducted research on vision therapy and the eyes’ ability to focus “at near” and earned her Master of Science in Vision Science.