During the examination we discuss symptoms, general physical health and family history. To better understand visual functioning, we explore the special visual needs and visual demands of your day to day activities. In our visual evaluation, we are not only concerned with the clarity of eyesight and refractive errors but we also look at ocular motility and binocular vision. We are specifically interested in visual skills necessary for depth perception, tracking, focusing and eye teamwork. We carefully examine the internal and external health of your eyes in order to check for such problems as glaucoma, cataracts, circulatory problems, diabetes and high blood pressure. The exam may uncover a specific concern for which additional testing is necessary. When all the tests have been completed, we provide a comprehensive assessment and consultation. The recommended treatment may include the use of lenses to compensate for conditions such as nearsightedness, astigmatism or farsightedness, or to help alleviate visual stress form computer use or other near point work such as reading, writing or craft projects. A prescription may be recommended in some cases as a developmental or preventive lens to aid in the proper development of an immature visual system, or to prevent problems from occurring in those diagnosed at risk. In some cases vision therapy may be indicated.
Vision Therapy is a proven and effective way to treat numerous vision difficulties. Utilizing lenses, prisms and filters in an individualized program of activities, we help you learn to use your vision in the most efficient manner with the greatest amount of ease and comfort. Optometric vision therapy has been extremely beneficial to individuals experiencing a variety of visual difficulties: including the child that is struggling to learn in the classroom, the adult that is experiencing visual strain, and the individual that has strabismus or amblyopia. Vision therapy also can provide assistance to individuals that have suffered traumatic brain injury or a stroke. Individuals with developmental delays and/or disorders such as PDD and autism usually benefit from vision therapy as well. Office-based vision therapy includes the use of lenses and prisms during therapeutic activities to develop visual skills.
Many professionals prescribe home-based pencil push-ups as therapy for common binocular vision disorders such as Convergence Insufficiency (CI), but scientific studies have shown that this treatment is ineffective. Additionally, surgery is not a treatment option for CI.
Scientific research by the National Eye Institute has proven that office-based vision therapy with home reinforcement is the most successful treatment. The Convergence Insufficiency Treatment Trial (CITT) found that 75% of the children who received in-office therapy along with at-home reinforcement achieved normal vision or had significantly fewer symptoms related to reading and other near work than the control group.
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Occupational therapy enhances child development, minimizes potential delays, resolves existing problems and promotes family education. The occupation of a child is primarily play and it is through the use of purposeful activities presented as play that the occupational therapist evaluates and treats the sensory and motor abilities of the child to enhance development, improve coordination, balance, motor development and strength.
We maintain a complete fashion frame dispensary and use only the highest quality materials. Exact measurements are always taken to uphold the highest standard of quality and accuracy of our prescriptions.
Our office provides a full range of contact lenses, including gas permeable, tinted, extended wear, disposable and daily wear lenses, and soft lenses for astigmatism. Because of new innovations in contact lens design, we are now able to fit those people who were previously unable to wear contact lenses.
Sanet Vision Integrator
Using a 46” touch screen monitor, the SVI is designed to improve visual abilities for a wide range of patients with visually-related learning problems, strabismus, amblyopia, and traumatic brain injury. It is also very effective for sports vision enhancement work with athletes.
The key features that make this “all in one” instrument so useful are the variety of programs and many ways that visual abilities can be enhanced. The programmable instrument incorporates features of a saccadic trainer, virtual rotator, tachistoscope and programmable metronome. The SVI instrument actually “speaks”, instructing the patient to respond to verbal commands, improving auditory-visual integration and memory.
The SVI can be used to enhance the following visual abilities: Pursuits, saccades, fixation stability, eye-hand coordination, visual reaction time, speed and span of recognition, automaticity, and contrast sensitivity, plus visual and auditory sequencing and memory. In addition it is extremely effective when working with visual acuity improvement in patients with amblyopia, ABI patients with visual field loss, visual-spatial neglect, and visual-vestibular integration problems, and with patients with rhythm, reading, and math problems.
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