Vision Therapy

Specific process, function and task-related, visual therapy deals with a variety of processing disorders such as dyslexia and concentration issues.

Find Out More

What is Vision Therapy?

Does your child have perfect vision and still seems to struggle in school? Are you experiencing symptoms like double vision and headaches after reading? These are common issues that can be treated with vision therapy. Microprism Vision is a provider of vision therapy in Melbourne, and we’re here to help you figure out if this is something that could be useful for you or your child.
Eye therapy is a well-researched treatment option used to improve brain-eye communication and visual skills in both children and adults. This can be used to treat a number of different problems that affect people even with 20/20 vision. There can be nothing physically wrong with your vision and you can still lack the visual skills that make things like reading and writing easy. This kind of therapy takes the form of a personalised treatment program that varies greatly in length depending on the individual. It utilises vision exercises along with equipment like lenses, prisms, filters and occluders to improve skills like eye-tracking, focusing, convergence, eye-hand coordination, visual processing speed and more.

Who Can Benefit from Eye Vision Therapy

Eye therapy in Melbourne is most commonly used to help children experiencing difficulties in school improve their academic performance. If your child struggles with reading or comprehension but you’ve been told there’s nothing wrong with their vision and they don’t have a learning disorder, it might just be that they lack the visual skills required to perform well academically. Common signs of a child struggling with their visual skills include reading, comprehension and spelling difficulties, messy handwriting, difficulties concentrating and poor depth perception.

However, adults can benefit too! If you experience symptoms like headaches or tiredness after reading, double vision, poor hand-eye coordination, dizziness, finger-pointing while reading and closing or covering one eye, you could greatly benefit from improving your visual skills. It can be hard to know something is wrong when you’ve never known anything different, but if tasks like reading and writing have always been difficult for you, chances are you could get rid of those struggles with therapy.

Common conditions that can be helped by eye vision therapy include:

  • Convergence insufficiency
  • Lazy eye treatment
  • Cross-eyed
  • Visual perception and processing difficulties

Vision Therapy FAQs

How does vision therapy improve visual function?

Vision therapy trains the brain and eyes to work together more efficiently. It uses a series of customised exercises, often involving tools like prisms, lenses, and computer software, to enhance crucial visual skills such as eye tracking, focusing, and coordination.

What conditions does vision therapy address?

Vision therapy is proven effective for a range of visual problems including amblyopia, strabismus, eye movement disorders, and focusing disorders. It is a recommended treatment for anyone struggling with these issues to improve daily visual functionality.

Is vision therapy supported by research?

Yes, vision therapy is backed by research and endorsed by leading optometric organisations. It is recognised for its effectiveness in treating conditions like convergence insufficiency and amblyopia.

What is the typical duration of a vision therapy program?

The duration of vision therapy varies based on individual needs but generally ranges from several months to over a year, with sessions typically held weekly.

What can I expect in a vision therapy session?

Each vision therapy session involves tailored activities to develop and enhance visual skills. Under the guidance of an optometrist, patients engage in exercises that progressively challenge and improve their visual abilities.

Can vision therapy assist with learning disabilities?

While vision therapy does not cure learning disabilities, it effectively treats vision-related issues that may be complicating learning and academic performance. Improving visual function can enhance the overall learning experience.

What are the benefits of undergoing vision therapy?

Patients who undergo vision therapy often experience significant improvements in eye coordination, visual comfort, and the ability to process visual information, leading to better academic performance and quality of life.

How do I get started with vision therapy?

Vision therapy typically begins with a comprehensive eye examination by a qualified optometrist who specialises in vision therapy. No referral is necessary; you can contact our clinic directly to schedule an eye test.

Benefits of Vision Therapy:

Realign sensory, muscle and optics for easier reading and comprehension abilities in dyslexia

Help the brain in ADHD to help focus easier and aid concentration capacity

Facilitate localisation of sound in auditory processing disorders

Alleviate some autistic behaviours in learning

Facilitate attentiveness through easier focusing and thereby concentration

Support and redirect visual vagueness and brain function

100-Day Perfect
Prescription Guarantee

Quantum Photo-Somatics is a dynamic process, activating the system to begin rearranging and realigning itself to a state of ease. On average, follow-up consultations resulting in a change of prescription occur on a 6-monthly basis. In most cases this is a decrease of prescription, allowing the system to continue moving forward. Where a prescription has increased, it is an indicator that more support is required at that moment, and will likely come down when conditions change. 

However, if your new lenses aren’t delivering the comfort or improvement you expected within 100 days, we’re here for you. We’ll re-evaluate your eyes and make any adjustments that are required.

In the majority of cases, we find that a brief 15-30 minute consult suffices to determine the issue, and is usually a matter of further integration, or a slight adjustment to the prescription. These consultations are available free of charge within the 100 day warranty period. 

  • Progress and Support: In some cases, changes occuring as a result of the process may temporarily create some discomfort. Different stages of progress may require varying levels of support in order to reach the desired outcome. 
  • Consultation Fees: A consultation fee will be charged for consultations extending to an hour or more, given the extensive work involved.
  • Discounted Lenses: If the outcome of your consultation is a significant decrease of prescription, new lenses will be prescribed at a 30% discount. Lens remakes under warranty are not honored for obvious improvements.
  • Warranty Lens Remakes: If there’s another significant shift within the next 100 days, lens remakes we will remake your lenses free of charge. 

As the outcomes of this work are highly individual, the application of this policy will have variability depending on the case, and is continually being adapted as the modality itself evolves.

Experience the Latest in Visual Therapy with Microprism Vision

At Microprism Vision, we work at the cutting-edge of developments in behavioural optometry in Melbourne. Our Docklands clinic takes a holistic approach, making full use of the most current technologies for vision therapy for adults and children. We can prescribe glasses and a range of other therapies to help correct your eye condition. Call us today to book in for an eye exam on (03) 9606 0330. Read More

Are You in Need of Vision Therapy for Strabismus?

Childhood is a crucial time when it comes to how our eyes develop, and it is not uncommon for them to grow abnormally and need correction. Whilst this can be inconvenient in most ways, visible problems like strabismus can have a catastrophic effect on a child’s confidence.

Misaligned eyes can often result in low self-esteem and anxiety, in addition to problems associated with strabismus when it comes to strain and depth perception. Ultimately, strabismus requires psychological care as well as optometry.

It’s for this reason that anyone offering vision therapy for strabismus should have a good understanding of not just how to treat eye misalignment but how to offer pastoral care to those who come to them to help. Those who have grown up with the condition will likely have created all kinds of personal adaptations.

The Benefits of Vision Therapy

Improving your visual skills is likely to have a hugely positive impact on your life. You can improve your academic and professional performance and enjoy hobbies like reading and writing without experiencing headaches and tiredness. If this is something your child struggles with, they’ll no longer be falling behind in school and can start getting much better grades and fulfilling their potential. All of this can be done without taking medications, by completely natural and non-invasive means. For a lot of people, this kind of therapy gives quick results, making a noticeable difference in only a few weeks. One of the biggest benefits of eye vision therapy is that it’s a personalised treatment program designed to treat your specific difficulties, which is why it’s so much more effective than generic approaches. If you think this might be helpful for you or your child, contact a professional like the Melbourne’s optometrists at Microprism Vision. You can also visit this website for more info about vision therapy

Make a Booking Today

If you’re looking for vision therapy in Melbourne, Australia, make an appointment with Microprism Vision optometrist in Melbourne today. Call us now on (03) 9606 0330 to learn more and make a booking at our clinic in Docklands. Alternatively, you can message us online and we’ll get back to you shortly. Read Less

Assess & Treat eye health and vision in a holistic, integrated way

Personalise prescriptions to activate, integrate and motivate

Improve vision with activating, supportive prescriptions

Fine tune your vision, mind and body to improve wellbeing and function

Increase coordination, energy and performance

Open up new states of perception and awareness

Associations and Registrations

Here’s How It Works…

Book In An Eye Test or Tele-Consult

If you’re ready to get started, there are 3 options to choose from. You can schedule a free 360° vision screening test, or you can book a comprehensive Quantum Photo Somatics test of your vision and eye health. If you’re unsure, and you’d like more information – book a free 10-minute, no-obligation telehealth consultation with our team.

We Find Out More About Your Vision

You’ll discuss your vision with our experienced optometrist, then we’ll devise a treatment that’s tailored to your specific needs and vision. This will include the use of Microprism™ lenses and prisms that aim to stop deterioration and improve your eyesight.

Follow Our Treatment Plan

Your new Microprism™ lenses will ‘work out’ your eyes as you wear them. They aim to change the way your eye muscles work, while supporting how your brain processes visual information… an integrative approach that has helped 1,000s of our clients improve their vision and health.

Monitor Results And Adjust Accordingly

The aim of your treatment plan is to improve your eyesight, mind and body function within 6 months – an aim we’re serious about achieving. If there is no improvement after wearing your Microprism™ lenses, we’ll make adjustments and replace your prescription free of charge!

Need More Information?
Take A Look At Our FAQs

What kinds of vision and health conditions do you help?

We help a range of vision and other health related problems by redirecting how light is presented to the body. People present with a range of issues including but not limited to:

  • Sensitive eyes
  • Poor vision
  • Frustrated with vision
  • Worsening vision
  • Balance issues
  • Complex issues
  • Subconscious issues
  • Low energy
  • Low motivation
  • Vertigo
  • Dizziness
  • Dyslexia
  • Double vision
  • Post stroke
  • Post accident or injury
  • Closed brain injury
  • Concussion
  • Post trauma
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Emotional stress
  • Stress
  • Psychological issues
  • Physical ailments
  • Physical injuries
  • Aches and pains
  • Mobility issues
  • Visual processing
  • Performance and learning issues
  • Turned eye
  • Dry eyes
  • Lazy eyes
  • Nausea
What is the difference between what you do and others?

We take a unique approach to vision and eye health by holistically and dynamically assessing vision, mind and body as a complete unit, working on conscious and subconscious levels.

Our unique methodology, Quantum (Energy) Photo (Light) Somatics (Body Movement) (QPS) has been developed by Dr Michael Christian. QPS supports Optometry and is an endorsed and accredited field with the IICT (International Institute of Complementary Therapies)

It engages a real time integrative feedback system of many factors, making adjustments, counter checks and further adjustments through the process.

Light uniquely and appropriately refracted through lens and prism combinations support and change factors such as breath, posture, balance, muscles, energy, nerves, emotions, movement and body functions, which in turn aims to positively affect the eyes and vision.

Once we understand the wearers profile, we prescribe balanced, highly customised, activating lens and prism prescriptions. These lenses aim to change the way the wearers eye muscles work while supporting how the brain processes visual information.

Just as you work out your body with weights and movement, the glasses we prescribe act as a personal trainer for your eyes that are designed to work just by wearing them, without the hassle of boring and limited time-consuming eye exercises.

The lenses aim to also encourage improvement of health conditions that are linked to, being caused by or exacerbated by poor vision, while aiming to avoid the usual deterioration of vision commonly experienced by long-term glasses wearers. The eyes affect the mind and body, and the mind and body affect the eyes.Both need optimal support. These links and relationships are thoroughly investigated in depth for each person.

How do lenses and prism encourage positive visual change or improvement?

Just as good air, food and water provides integral fuel for the body, good light, presented correctly, provides integral fuel for vision and mind.

The function of your eyes has a flow on effect to the rest of your mind and body. Just as changing any nerve or muscle group in the body does.

Microprism integrative prescriptions are derived by focusing two eyes together in specific binocular refractive patterns for clear perspective and detail discrimination. In Microprism progressive lens manufacturing, the prism is located in unique non-traditional active locations to ensure clear, open, comfortable and dynamic vision. Microprism directional prisms (up, down, in and out summations) are located differently and affect eye muscles, changing eye shape and location and the perception of objects within a space. The internal shift on eye muscles via the incoming prism re-directed light, effects and brings into alignment and balance, how near, distance and perspective are observed. This ideal state of alignment brings ease to the optical, motor and sensory system and has a positive flow on effect to the rest of the body. Light feeds the whole biophotonic transduction system of the body.


Book A Free 360° Vision Test

Since 2001, Microprism Vision’s have helped over 9,315 people to improve their vision and eye health, and it can all start with a free 10 minute, 360° vision test!

You’ll try on prism lenses while we test your vision under real world conditions – seated, standing, walking, at a distance, and in close range to a screen and objects. You’ll experience the benefits of prism first-hand!

Book your free test with us today and start your journey to better vision.

Book My Free Eye Test

Ready to TAKE THE NEXT STEP? Book a comprehensive VISION test now!