state of the art medical treatment
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:
vivid vision can help treat
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. This is even more concerning when you consider that 75% of school screenings fail to detect vision problems in children. Uncorrected refractive error (glasses prescription), strabismus (eye turn), ptosis (eyelid drooping), and pediatric cataracts can all cause amblyopia. Caught early most amblyopia can be effectively treated. Untreated amblyopia can lead to permanent vision loss poor depth perception.
Suppression often occurs along with amblyopia, compounding the risk of poor depth perception and permanent vision loss. Suppression is a defense mechanism the brain uses to avoid seeing double or to avoid the confusion of seeing one object on top of another. This prevents the brain from using both eyes together. The brain begins to ignore the worse seeing or deviated eye. The vision centers of the brain no longer receive proper signals from the eyes. This then leads to poor development of the vision centers of the brain.
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. Depending on the type or types of strabismus in a patient, the following conditions can also occur:
Amblyopia (Lazy Eye)
Decreased Depth Perception
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 be similar to those of convergence insufficiency. This includes blurred vision, double vision, headaches, loss of place with reading, decreased comprehension and decreased attention.
Other Vergence Dysfunctions
Many other binocular vision disorders can affect reading, learning, academic, and work performance. The visual discomfort caused by these disorders can mimic the symptoms of convergence insufficiency, vertical deviations, and strabismus.
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 for office based vision therapy.
what the research says
Links to research supporting Vivid Vision:
time with your doctor
Dr. Shasteen believes in providing the highest standard of evidence based vision therapy treatments to her patients. Dr. Shasteen’s commitment to quality vision therapy began with her decision to pursue a 2-year advanced practice fellowship in pediatrics and binocular vision at The Ohio State University College of Optometry. This training is completed by less than 10% of optometrists nationwide. During the fellowship, she conducted research on vision therapy and accommodative insufficiency (the inability of the eyes to focus up close). She further committed herself to lifelong learning by becoming a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry. She has had her research presented at meetings of the American Academy of Optometry and the 2017 meeting of the Association of Research in Vision and Ophthalmology. She continues to attend lectures focusing on pediatrics and binocular vision disorders. She has presented lectures on pediatrics locally to ophthalmic staff, pediatricians, and medical students.
Serving Perrysburg, Bolwing Green, Toledo, and Beyond!
Modern Heritage Eye Care is conveniently located in the south section of Levis Commons near the Holiday Inn. When you enter the main Levis Commons entrance, turn left on Chappel Drive. Head south past the shops and you’ll find us on the left just past the Float Spa.