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"The best way to describe or think about vision therapy is like physiotherapy for the eyes" 

- Lisa (Director of Pinpoint Vision).

Orthoptic Vision Therapy

When a person struggles to read. write or use a computer without experiencing some type of discomfort (such as headaches, sore eyes and double or blurry vision) it's likely there has been a breakdown of their binocular vision skills (see 'Binocular Vision'). These problems can occur in isolation and cause visual discomfort or can co-occur and impact on concentration, information absorption and learning development in children. Vision therapy is recommended to improve coordination and posture of the eyes, while strengthening the individual visual skills. 

Similarly when issues with Visual Information Processing have been identified (see 'Visual Information Processing'), this often explains a child's scattered behaviour and poor ability to remember instructions. Vision therapy is recommended for training awareness and control of the various skills needed for effective information processing. 

It's important to note that vision therapy is not limited to a particular age group, however the type and severity of the problem can impact when vision therapy is deemed to be most beneficial and effective. 

Our Vision Therapy Program

Programs are designed for each patient based on the results of our comprehensive assessments as well as collaborations with other allied health professionals also caring for the patient, this often includes Occupational Therapists, Speech Therapists and Psychologists.

Therapy involves regular sessions (these may be weekly or fortnightly) with prescribed activities for home-work.

Online sessions are also available (via Zoom/Skype) for patients who have purchased our DIY therapy workbooks

Generally speaking, we have found therapy to last approximately between:

  • 10-20 sessions for problems with Binocular Vision (Visual Skills)

  • 20-30 sessions for patients with Eye Turns and/or Lazy Eyes

  • 20-30 sessions for problems with Visual Information Processing (VIP Skills)

​  (commitment & consistency to the sessions & home activities is vital for the success of the program)

Before therapy can be discussed, an Initial Assessment is required to establish a baseline for vision and functional visual skills. 

School aged patients who require a Visual Information Processing Assessment can be booked in for a face-to-face or online appointment.

Appointments & Therapy sessions are eligible for a rebate with most private health insurers (check that you're covered for Eye Therapy). We are also registered NDIS providers for Orthoptic therapy.

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To find out more about our Vision Therapy Program

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