What is Prism Therapy?
Prism therapy is a type of vision therapy that helps binocular visual problems. Binocular vision is when the brain is not able to have both eyes working together at the same time. This can cause you to have double vision, your eyes can turn inward or outward, and you may have trouble focusing. Prism therapy is when your optometrist adds corrective prisms to the current lenses in your glasses. It does not change the way your lenses look. Your brain, however, can process the change the prism creates to images you see through your lenses. If you think you may have problems with binocular vision and you are in the New Hyde Park area, visit Village Optical today.
How Can Prism Therapy Help Me?
Often you wear glasses to correct vision problems, but it may not fix all of your vision problems. You may find yourself suffering from eye strain or the inability for your eyes to focus. If you use a computer screen for work, that may make your symptoms worse. You may also find yourself struggling when you have to look at small text for long periods of time. Your optometry staff may determine that you need prism correction in your eyeglasses. It can be prescribed for just one eye or both eyes, depending on your vision needs.
How Do Prism Lenses Work?
A prism can help to turn your eyes in the same direction. They can also help the brain correct itself so it learns to tell the eyes the correct way to move. Regular lenses bend and focus the light coming into the lenses. Prism lenses refract light in a different way so they have a different impact on your vision. When prisms are used in eyeglasses, they change the direction of what you see. This helps to change your double vision into single vision and make some vision corrections.
Why Choose Village Optical?
Village Optical is the premier optometrist in New Hyde Park. Each member of our staff at Village Optical has been hand selected for their individual level of expertise. Our staff focuses on each patient as an individual with unique needs and wants. Focusing our attention on each person. We strive to make sure the overall comfort and understanding of the patient remains at the forefront of our service. Understanding you have a busy schedule and we work hard to make sure we can fit into your day. Call us today and schedule an appointment to see how we can help you.