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Orthoptic therapy is an individualized treatment program prescribed to eliminate or improve conditions such as lazy eye (amblyopia), crossed eyes (strabismus), focusing, eyeteaming and tracking disorders. Special lenses, prisms, filters and instruments are used, along with an advanced computer system.
Could your child benefit from orthoptic therapy? Step one: insist on the experts
Our orthoptic specialists are experts in the field: quality and experience you can trust. Care is managed by both a pediatric ophthalmologist and a pediatric optometrist. We are one of the few practices in the country in which both specialists work together as a team. The therapy is administered by well-trained therapists under both medical and optometric supervision. The result: an excellent reputation and high patient satisfaction.
When is Orthoptic Therapy Necessary?
Although most vision problems can very easily be corrected using eyeglasses or contact lenses, some problems require more sophisticated treatment. Problems such as eyeteaming, focusing and tracking disorders are not optical and cannot be corrected with eyeglasses. Rather, they are muscle-type problems and require orthoptic therapy.
Orthoptic therapy can sometimes be helpful before or after strabismus surgery. Before surgery, orthoptic therapy can help equalize the vision in both eyes and prepare the eyes to work together. After the surgeon straightens the eyes, orthoptic therapy can sometimes be helpful in stabilizing the alignment of the eyes.
Adults can also benefit from orthoptic therapy if they are experiencing eyestrain, headaches and the inability to perform well at work and have eyeteaming and focusing problems. These problems commonly affect adults working with computers.
What type of doctor does Orthoptic Therapy?
Orthoptic therapy is unique at Eye Consultants of Pennsylvania. Here, a patient’s care is managed by both a pediatric ophthalmologist and a pediatric optometrist. This is one of the few practices in the country in which both specialists work together as a team. The therapy is administered by well-trained therapists under both medical and optometric supervision.
In addition to our goal of achieving the best possible outcomes for our patients, another important goal of our unique approach is to achieve those outcomes in the shortest period of time possible.
Is there research support for Orthoptic Therapy?
There are a significant number of research studies supporting the effectiveness of orthoptic therapy for the treatment of eyeteaming, focusing and tracking problems. These studies have been published in both the ophthalmic and optometric literature. If you would like to read some of this research, please ask our staff.
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The best place to start is with a comprehensive eye exam, including a focusing and eyeteaming component. Our doctors use very specialized technologies — and years of training and experience — to examine the eyes and determine whether orthoptic therapy would benefit you. At your examination, your doctor will personally discuss with you the health of your eyes, how your condition is affecting your vision and what treatment options are available. The bottom line: trust the experts. Insist on Eye Consultants of Pennsylvania.
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