Zamindar Microsurgical Eye Centre (ZMEC), Bengaluru, is one of the few eye hospitals in bengaluru to have a dedicated Vision Therapy Clinic for the diagnosis and treatment of various binocular vision disorders. Equipped with the state-of-the-art technology and infrastructure, ZMEC provides holistic and evidence-based vision therapy to treat various refractive and binocular vision disorders including Amblyopia.
Talking about the new concept, Dr. Samina F Zamindar, Founder, Zamindar Microsurgical Eye Centre (ZMEC), said, In today’s digital world, with technological advancements eyestrain and headache are common problems. It is important to do binocular vision assessment for diagnosing common eye conditions affecting eye muscles and thereafter learn correct eye exercises to align both eyes.
Vision Therapy is a non-surgical, customized program designed to achieve binocular single vision. The goal of vision therapy is to treat vision problems that cannot be fully addressed through eyeglasses, contact lenses or surgery. It helps to ameliorate vision problems and improve a patient’s quality of life by maximizing vision performance and comfort. The human brain has significant neuroplasticity, which means it can change its structure and function in response to external stimuli. This neuroplasticity is present not only in childhood, but also into adulthood. As a result, custom vision therapy programs can help bring about neurological changes that correct vision problems for improved visual perception and performance.
Vision therapy addresses vision problems that include amblyopia (“lazy eye”), strabismus, binocular vision problems, eye movement disorders, and accommodative (focusing) disorders. For example, if one eye fails to attain normal visual acuity due to eye teaming problems, vision therapy can help improve this teaming and reduce an eye’s perceived laziness
A vision therapist performs an eye examination followed by several special eye tests to properly diagnose the condition before beginning a vision therapy program.
Vision therapy is customized to meet the needs of an individual. Vision therapy can be beneficial for individuals of all ages. Depending on a patient’s needs, vision therapy may last anywhere between six weeks to one year. Most problems can be improved with bi-weekly sessions over two to three months, as determined by pediatric ophthalmologist.