Light therapy may not be the first thing that comes to mind when researching treatment options for your child’s (or your own) vision disorder. In fact, you may never have been aware of this type of vision therapy, as few offices in this area provide this service. But light therapy, also called Syntonics, is an extremely effective way to treat many different kinds of vision conditions – and we are lucky to have Dr. Santoyo-Johnson, the only optometrist in this area who is a Board Certified Fellow in light therapy by the College of Syntonic Optometry.
What is Syntonics Light Therapy?
Syntonics is an advanced form of light therapy in which various colored lights are used to target and correct a variety of vision problems. Research has shown that applying light through the eyes to affect the regions of the brain that are responsible for the body’s hormonal and chemical balance, as well as visual function, can help restore balance in the body and improve vision problems. While it is a complex scientific theory, the actual therapy is provided comfortably in our office and can produce extraordinary results for a wide array of vision conditions and disorders.
What Vision Disorders Can it Treat?
Syntonics light therapy is an effective form of treatment for a variety of vision problems including:
- Strabismus – both eyes do not look in the same place at the same time
- Amblyopia – decreased vision in one or both eyes due to abnormal development
- Visual attention deficit – lack of ability to sustain focus on one thing in a group
- Constricted visual field – narrowing of field of vision or limited peripheral vision
- Convergence issues – blurred or double vision when looking at close objects
Visit Family Vision Development Center for your complete evaluation where we will create your custom vision therapy plan using proven Syntonics light therapy procedures. Our successful treatment programs not only improve patients’ visual abilities, but can lead to lasting improvement in their overall sense of emotional well-being and enjoyment of life. Contact our Aurora office at 630-862-2020 to schedule your appointment.
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