Vision therapy (also known as vision training) is an optometric specialty utilized to develop, improve, and enhance visual performance.
Doctors Savedoff and Ciccone specialize in this branch of optometry, also called developmental optometry. Specifically, this means that individuals with poor visual skills can benefit from vision skill development, or patients such as athletes with normal vision skills can reach their full potential with vision skill enhancement to achieve exceptional visual performance.
By utilizing vision therapy, our doctors can often correct children’s visual deficits that may be contributing to reading or other academic disorders. Other common vision disorders such as amblyopia (lazy eye) and strabismus (crossed eye) can often be successfully treated with vision therapy. Vision therapy can be rehabilitative in the case of head trauma, concussion, stroke, or brain injury. In these cases, patients can be trained in the redevelopment of lost vision skills.
Previously the medical eye care goal was to have healthy eyes that had the capability of 20/20 visual acuity. Today there is a heightened awareness of the increased visual demands of computers and other forms of technology. These demands require efficient and comfortable function of focusing, binocular (eye teaming), and fixation skills. Our office staff enjoys working with children and enhancing their visual skill deficits.
We receive referrals from other eye doctors, occupational and physical therapists, psychologists, and work closely with other educational professionals such as reading teachers. Together they are able to provide a team approach to children with visually related learning disorders. Our doctors feel a commitment to the local community and often serve as guest lecturer at local hospitals, rehabilitation centers, developmental centers and school districts.
"Our son has benefitted greatly from the vision therapy program provided by Savedoff and Ciccone. His eye tracking and convergence have improved tremendously." M.T. , BALDWINSVILLE, NY