Welcome to Accent Eye Care. Welcome to Accent Eye Care. Board Certified in Vision Therapy Treatment in Phoenix metro, Scottsdale, AZ - serving Tempe, Mesa, Prescott. Vision Therapy Some visual conditions cannot be treated adequately with just glasses, contact lenses and/or patching, and are best resolved through a program of Vision Therapy.
What is Vision Therapy? Vision Therapy is an individualized, supervised, treatment program designed to correct visual-motor and/or perceptual-cognitive deficiencies. Vision Therapy sessions include procedures designed to enhance the brain's ability to control: eye alignment, eye tracking and eye teaming, eye focusing abilities, eye movements, and/or visual processing. Who Benefits from Vision Therapy? Children and adults with visual challenges, such as: Vision Therapy can be the answer to many visual problems. To read definitions of Vision Therapy by outside sources, see What is Vision Therapy? Top of Page There's more to healthy vision than 20/20 eyesight! "Tetris" may help treat lazy eye in adults. The addictive puzzle game "Tetris" may be able to help treat adult amblyopia, a condition known as lazy eye.
Amblyopia occurs when the nerves that connect one of the eyes to the brain do not develop correctly during childhood. As a result, the person sends blurry or wrong images to their brain, which results in the brain ignoring the information and favoring the other eye. Patients may be seen using one eye more or may have problems with depth perception. According to the National Institutes of Health, two to three out of every 100 children have the condition. Though it will not go away on its own, a lazy eye can be treated with prescription lenses, prisms, and eye patches, the American Optometric Association said. The researchers tested "Tetris" on 18 adults with amblyopia. The group that had their vision split between the falling blocks and the accumulated blocks significantly improved their vision over the group that had their lazy eyes covered.
. © 2013 CBS Interactive Inc. Binocular vision. Successful Treatment of Lazy Eye Proven Possible at Any Age by Numerous New Scientific Studies - Vision Therapy for Adults, Older Children, Teenagers. New Scientific Research Contradicts Popular Beliefs and Mainstream Medical Practice Theories Regarding Age Limits for the Successful Treatment of Lazy Eye There is still a general belief that amblyopia can be treated only up to various ages, such as seven (7), ten (10) or twelve (12) years old.
This belief persists despite many recent scientific studies and decades of clinical reports on treatments that yield significant visual improvement and best outcomes in older children and even adult amblyopes (see references). Notably, a 2005 multi-site study by the National Eye Institute of the National Institutes of Health demonstrated that children, ages 13 to 17, could improve vision in their amblyopic eye with a combination of glasses, patching, and near vision activities while wearing a patch. No patients over the age of 17 were included in that study so that the report does not set an upper age limit for successful treatment in older children or adults. References: New hope for adults with amblyopia (lazy eye) By Professor Robert Hess Amblyopia is a visual developmental disorder in which the vision through one eye fails to develop properly in early childhood.
The deficit is not in the eye itself but in the visual areas of the brain. The disruption to early visual development can be due to a misaligned eye or an eye out of focus. Later, when the alignment is corrected by surgery or the focus corrected with lenses, the visual loss remains. The treatment for the last 200 hundred years has involved patching of the fellow sighted eye, under the rationale of forcing the “lazy” eye to work.
Not too long ago, the patching was all day, but more recently, it has been restricted to 3-6 hrs a day. In the majority of cases this does produce visual improvements, though there is a great deal of variability. The cost in terms of inconvenience and psychological stress for the patient, usually a child at school age, is tremendous and the compliance is often low. Professor Robert F. Amblyopia Treatment for Adults – Is It Possible? We field inquiries literally from all over the world regarding amblyopia treatment for adults.
The question is always the same: Am I too old to get treatment for my lazy eye? And our answer is always the same: People of all ages can be treated for amblyopia. Why is there so much confusion over the issue? There are actually two issues to consider here: What kind of 3D glasses can I use with Lazy Eye Tetris? The question came up multiple times in email message so I think I should answer the question here in more details.
First you can find information about the proper glasses on the “Instructions” page I copy a snippet here: If you use a pale-colored 3D glasses then It need more precise settings to separate the two eyes appropriately. As I experienced that a more darker or high contrast 3D glasses easier to setup (maybe the red-green and magenta-green is the easiest). Fixing My Gaze by Susan R. Barry, Oliver Sacks. Family Optometry. Untitled. Robert Hess' Home Page - Home.