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Joint Statement: 1999

American Academy of Optometry,
the American Optometric Association, the College of Optometrists in Vision Development and Optometric Extension Program Foundation

"Many visual conditions can be treated effectively with spectacles or contact lenses alone; however, some are most effectively treated with vision therapy....Research has demonstrated that vision therapy can be an effective treatment option for ocular motility problems, non-strabismic binocular disorders, strabismus, amblyopia, accommodative disorders (and) visual information processing disorders."1

Since that date some research reviews have stated that there is insufficient evidence that vision therapy is effective, although at least some of these were basing their conclusion on the incorrect statement that vision therapy treats "vision lost through disease processes. Vision therapists do not make that claim, but rather, recommend vision therapy for convergence excess and convergence insufficiency, strabismus and the other conditions mentioned above.

Source: Wikipedia

  1. "Vision Therapy a joint organizational policy statement". American Academy of Optometry. 1999.