I had the opportunity to head to Portland, Oregon USA recently to attend a meeting on the multidisciplinary care of patients with dizziness. It was a long way to travel in a short space of time, and so I was taking a gamble on the quality of the meeting. This has been an interest of mine for a long time for both personal and professional reasons as I have been involved in the visual rehabilitation of patients for many years. It turns out that the trip turned out to be a success, the meeting was excellent.
“Why can’t I see in 3D?”
“I get headaches from 3D movies”
“I see fine, but why does 3D make me feel that way?”
You can have clear sight and yet still suffer unknowingly from vision problems. If you experience headaches, blurred vision, tired, itchy or watery eyes, you may already know how uncomfortable visual stress can be.
Office based vision training (or vision therapy) has been shown to be more effective at treating symptoms for Convergence Insufficiency, when compared to pencil push-ups and home computerised eye exercises. Harmony Vision Optometry and Vision Training clinic has a great deal of experience in treating these types of eye teaming disorders. Paul and Meredith, optometrists from Harmony Vision, were invited to share their knowledge with fellow optometrists over 3 days in October 2011. They presented new evidence about the need for more rigorous diagnosis to ensure proper identification, as well as their approach to vision training & therapy. Click here to read an article published about the conference, and to see what delegates said…
Evidence for Vision Therapy
Vision Therapy or Vision Training is a therapeutic approach program of activities incorporating the use of lenses, prisms, and filters. It is used as part of the treatment for a range of vision disorders such as convergence problems, accommodation dysfunction, lazy eye and oculomotor disorders. In our practice, the majority of vision therapy conducted is for accommodation dysfunction and convergence problems, otherwise known as focussing and eye-teaming difficulties.