Somat Clinic offers its clients a new behavioural optometry service, VISUAL THERAPY, which investigates how the brain, eyes and body work together to make sense of the information coming through the eyes.
To this end, we have the necessary technical and human resources to enable the patient not only to achieve good visual acuity, but also to develop and improve the visual skills needed to achieve a more effective visual performance in the activities of daily life: at school, at work, sports or other recreational activities.
In VISUAL THERAPY a personalized assessment will be performed (efficacy and visual perception), adapted to the visual health and age of each patient (infants, children and adults), by an Optometrist specializing in Behavioural Optometry.
WHAT IS VISUAL BEHAVIOURAL THERAPY?
There are certain visual conditions that cannot be adequately treated with glasses or contact lenses, and yet they are best resolved through a visual therapy program.
Visual behavioral therapy is a neurofunctional treatment, consisting of a program of personalized and individualized activities according to the specific needs of each patient. Suitable for both children and adults.
Unlike other visual therapies, the aim of using behavioural visual therapy procedures is to achieve optimal teamwork between the eyes and the brain, so that new, more effective and accurate neural networks are created. The result is an effective visual system in any situation, be it academic, work or leisure. Therefore, higher performance, concentration, attention, and confidence, with less effort, less tension, fewer symptoms, and therefore higher QUALITY OF LIFE!
HOW IS VISUAL THERAPY REALIZED?
After estimating the duration of the visual therapy program, the patient is summoned to the clinic every week to perform the activities with the therapist. In addition, exercises are planned at home, which are essential for the success of the visual therapy program.
In the case of a pediatric evaluation, it is possible to evaluate the level of development of the baby from birth and see if it is acquiring the milestones of visual development. In addition, families are advised with guidelines for correct visual stimulation in the baby.
The activities used in a behavioural visual therapy program vary according to each person’s age, level of development, or visual need or goals.
The therapist uses a variety of tools, devices and games in each procedure, with the aim of making them fun for the patient. In the same way, instruments such as the balance board, trampoline, rocker, among others, are added to achieve a good integration with movement, balance, hearing, rhythm, etc.
HOW WILL I BENEFIT THE VISUAL THERAPY SERVICE?
We recommend that you schedule an appointment with the behavioral optometrist for a comprehensive vision and eye health assessment if you are concerned about your vision, your child’s or other family member’s vision. Here are some of the cases or symptoms we can help you with:
Lack of attention
Difficulty in recognizing letters or words
Lack of fluidity in reading
Word or line breaks in reading (use your finger to read)
Low reading comprehension
I dream when reading
Difficulty writing (cluttered, inclined, uneven spaces)
Difficulty copying from the blackboard.
Difficulty with math
Eye tiredness in the office and computer. Fatigue in close-up tasks
Headaches when finishing the task near or workday
Frequent rubbing of the eyes
Close or cover an eye when reading
Wink your eyes to see clearly
Poor coordination and clumsiness
Difficulty in team games and ball sports
Miscalculation of distances
Difficulty going up/down stairs
Dizziness when you are on the move (car, bicycle, etc.)
Feeling that the world around us is unstable
Different visual quality after trauma.
Dyslexia, ADHD, among others