Low Vision Correction

After it has been determined that there is no medical cause for a patient’s visual disorder, the initial evaluation is approximately 1 hour in duration. A series of tests is employed to determine whether or not a significant binocular or low vision problem exists; and, if so, a treatment plan is determined. Treatment may include prescribing eyeglasses with both the usual prescription lenses and a special form of prism, special low-vision aids, and/or prescribing vision therapy exercises. Much as one’s body and health can improve with physical exercise, it is equally possible to overcome many vision disorders by doing personalized eye exercises on a regular basis. Over time, it is often possible for patients to not only succeed but excel at their daily activities; at school, work and elsewhere

Evaluation & Treatment for Vison Disorders include:

  • Examination & Evaluation of pediatric patients
  • Treatment of pediatric patients with amblyopia (lazy eye)
  • Treatment of pediatric and adult patients with strabismus (wandering/crossed eyes)
  • Diagnosis & Treatment of visual disorders affecting school performance
  • Examination & Treatment of patients with binocular vision disorders such as diplopia (double vision)
  • Examination & Treatment of patients with low-vision and reduced vision problems
  • Examination & Treatment of visual problems affecting participation in sports
  • Consultative & second opinions for binocular vision disorders and low-vision rehabilitation

EXAMPLES OF VISION DISORDERS
  • A visual problem affecting a major portion of the population is “near-point fatigue”, or near-point insufficiency syndrome. It is most noticeable during concentrated and prolonged activity at a distance of less than arm’s length – most often computer or offline reading tasks. The most common symptoms include discomfort, fatigue, and blurred vision.
  • Diplopia, or “double vision”, occurs when due to a physical misalignment of the eyes (horizontal, vertical or both), the patient sees a double image instead of a single image.
  • Strabismus, or “crossed / wall eyes”, is a condition in which a person’s eyes are physically misaligned (horizontally, vertically or both) in one of several ways. Strabismus can cause diplopia and/or reduced depth perception, which can result in near-point fatigue.
  • Amblyopia, or “lazy eye”, is when due to a lack of treatment at an early age (e.g. preschool), vision in one or both eyes is weaker than normal for the person’s age.
  • Low vision – a level of vision that prevents the patient from performing their daily activities, even with regular prescription eyeglasses.

Our staff has expertise in treating children, youth and adults, and is able to successfully treat many of the above conditions. In all of the above conditions, the earlier a patient is examined, the more successful their treatment.

    It is very important to have children examined starting at birth for medical eye conditions and by age 3 for visual function – especially to detect possible amblyopia.

A significant issue for all of the above disorders is the ability to drive a motor vehicle. In many cases, Dr. Mohindra is able to rehabilitate patients to the point that they are able to drive.

Pediatric Vision Guide This information guide describes the pediatric examination process. This Guide includes answers to the most commonly asked questions encountered by Dr. Mohindra concerning children’s vision.

Guide to Binocular Vision Disorders This information guide describes binocular vision disorders in both pediatric and adult patients. This Guide includes definitions of the disorders and the most commonly asked questions encountered by Dr. Mohindra concerning these disorders.

Guide to Low Vision Rehabilitation This information guide explains low vision disorders and the process of rehabilitation. This Guide includes the most commonly asked questions encountered by Dr. Mohindra concerning the rehabilitative process and possible vision improvement.

All three Guides are available at our offices and via e-mail.

Fees for Treatments Fees are determined after an initial consultation and the creation of a treatment plan. The complexity of binocular vision disorders and low vision rehabilitation requires that treatment schedules are tailored to the needs of each individual patient. Our Staff's extensive experience in the treatment of these disorders and visual rehabilitation enables us to make a determination of the treatment and schedule in advance.