The use of light in healing both the mind and body has many traditions with sources of knowledge from all the major advanced cultures. Western science is now beginning to explain how and why. Some of the results we see in our office regularly will give you a sense of what a powerful force light can be in improving visual performance despite a variety of obstacles.
Most eye turns straighten much faster, often in a few weeks, when syntonics is added to a traditional eye exercise program. Surgery should NEVER be the first treatment for an eye turn, except in rare cases.
Also called amblyopia, when normal vision has not developed in one or both eyes, patching an eye is not the best treatment. A combination of developmentally stimulating activities with light stimulation is extremely effective treatment. Improvements are seen not only in acuity, but also in eye movement, peripheral awareness, and focusing ability even in adult patients.
Visually Related Learning Problems:
We believe that complex learning problems demand a coordinated team approach. As part of the Learning Disabilities Associates team, we know that among the interrelated problems of the learning disabled child, the ability to extract meaning from or express it through VISUAL SYMBOLS is often the critical missing link. One of the failings of our educational system is the failure to identify children with significant visual impairment of learning readiness. The underachiever who is held back by visual skills usually passes the school vision screening with 20/20 acuity, but probably has depressed peripheral awareness causing clumsiness or loss of place in reading. There may by poor focusing resulting in low VISUAL attention span and drop in performance with time on the task, or the need to get painfully close to the paper. The sooner visual and other readiness factors are in place, the fewer psychological and social problems will complicate treatment. More than 80% of students failing reading have been found to have depressed peripheral vision. Several hours of controlled stimulation has been shown to increase this severely depressed function by several thousand percent. A multidisciplinary approach may never be too late since results with juvenile delinquents have been so good in a federally funded program that the re-arrest rate has dropped almost to nil.
Improvement in visual functions such as acuity, focusing, peripheral vision, and eye movement are seen even in many individuals with concurrent eye diseases, such as cataracts, glaucoma, macular degeneration, multiple sclerosis, and others. While syntonics is not a treatment for these conditions, it is a safe and often effective way to improve certain visual functions which can interfere with one’s comfort and performance. In most cases, appropriate diet, nutritional supplementation and medical care when medical treatment exists, are necessary to maintain the gains in vision achieved through syntonics.
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