11.  Are the changes from vision training permanent?

 

Most healthy vision training patients enjoy long term resolution of their visual problems. Generalising the newly acquired visual abilities to the activities of daily life allows these new visual skills to become self-reinforcing.

The extent to which the new visual abilities acquired through vision training last are related to a couple of key factors. If vision training visits are consistent, and the skills are reinforced, then they should operate subconsciously and automatically at a reflex level. If maintenance activities have been assigned at the end of training (as they often are), then monitoring yourself at periodic intervals will help you maintain your abilities.

If glasses have been prescribed, their proper usage will be important in maintaining your level of improvement. Ultimately, you may need a booster or tune-up. This typically involves a maximum of a few sessions if monitoring has occurred.

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