No, actually vision therapy and training has been around for centuries.
Although vision therapy is currently an optometric specialty, it is actually an outgrowth of orthoptics, which was introduced in the late 1800’s with exercises to align the eyes.
As doctors became more focused on eyeglasses, medication, and surgery, the benefits of orthoptics were taught to fewer and fewer practitioners. However, in the mid 1950’s optometrists once again began to study orthoptics and pioneered the development of vision therapy.
Today vision therapy is performed all over the world in order to treat and help individuals with vision disorders. We have double blind multi center trials and studies showing efficacy and benefits of in-office vision therapy.