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Treatment with Vivid Vision
Modern Heritage Eye Care is excited to be the 1st and only location in Northwest Ohio to provide Vivid Vision Therapy. Vivid Vision is a fully immersive virtual reality vision training system. Vivid Vision will help enhance the intensive, individualized vision therapy programs at Modern Heritage Eye Care.
Vivid Vision enhances the vision therapy treatment process. Just like all vision therapy treatment plans, the use of Vivid Vision is individualized to the patient’s diagnosis. While fun and engaging, the games and procedures of Vivid Vision serve specific medical purposes. Vivid Vision can help treat the following vision disorders:
Amblyopia (Lazy Eye)
Amblyopia, or lazy eye, is a disorder that causes decreased vision in one or both eyes. Amblyopia affects nearly 5% of the population. Uncorrected refractive error (glasses prescription), strabismus (eye turn), ptosis (eyelid drooping), and pediatric cataracts can all cause amblyopia. Left untreated amblyopia can lead to permanent vision loss and poor depth perception.
Suppression often occurs along with amblyopia. Suppression is often a defense mechanism by the brain to avoid seeing double or to avoid the confusion of seeing one object on top of another. Suppressions prevent the brain from using both eyes together.
Strabismus is the medical term for an eye turn. Eyes can turn in, out, up, or down. An eye turn can occur in one or both eyes. When an eye turn switches between the two eyes it is referred to as alternating.
Convergence insufficiency is an eye coordination disorder. The eyes cannot maintain the ability to turn in at near when reading or doing near work. Symptoms of convergence insufficiency include, but are not limited to: blurry vision, double vision, headaches, loss of place with reading, decreased comprehension, and decreased attention. Often the symptoms of convergence insufficiency can mimic those of ADD and ADHD.
When on eye turns up or down it is called a vertical deviation. It can take the form of an eye turn, or a mild miscoordination of the eyes. The symptoms of a vertical can mimic those of convergence insufficiency.
The Science of Vivid Vision
Vivid Vision is a dichoptic video game system. Each eye sees a separate image. The brain then has to put the images together to see either the whole image or to see in 3D. The stimulus level to each eye can be adjusted to improve the vision of the weaker eye. The stimulus can then be adjusted over the course of treatment to improve vision and increase the potential for 3D vision. Top optometric research has been evaluating systems like Vivid Vision for several years. Vivid Vision is the first system to become available for clinical use.
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