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How Prism Lenses Can Help in Vision Therapy

What Are Prism Lenses?

Most patients who need eyeglasses to address nearsightedness or farsightedness are prescribed spherical and cylindrical lenses. Both provide patients with perfect focus by correcting for refractive errors so light reaches its destination: the retina.

Some people, however, require prism lenses. That’s because their binocular vision — the eyes working together to focus on a single object or image — is not well developed. When the eyes don’t focus in tandem, an object seen by one eye may appear higher, lower, or to the right or left of its actual location, leading to double vision.

Prism lenses address double vision by bending light rays onto the retina. This allows the eye to perceive the object as a single image and in its rightful place while also correcting for refractive errors.

Vision Therapy Using Prism Lenses

Prisms are an integral part of vision therapy, which consists of customized exercises and lenses to improve visual processing by retraining the brain and eyes to work together. Prisms improve patients’ depth perception and spatial perception.

If you experience imbalance and depth-perception problems following an illness or head injury, schedule an appointment with Dr. Lisa Roach to discuss how vision therapy involving prisms might help. During the therapy sessions Dr. Lisa Roach will fit you with prism glasses, provide instruction, and ask what you are seeing and experiencing. These responses will provide Dr. Lisa Roach with valuable information on the prisms’ effectiveness.

To test your balance and depth perception, you might be asked to walk to a wall or down the office’s corridor or to hold an object and look at the top of it from an arm’s length distance. While walking or holding the object, your peripheral vision might be tested by identifying objects on either side while keeping your head steady. Another balance/coordination exercise could involve looking straight ahead while slowly walking, step by step, toe to heel.

Vision therapy employs a combination of prisms of various strengths. The lenses and the exercises stimulate your brain, gradually developing a stronger eye-brain connection. Your eyes will learn to work together again to regain clear and comfortable vision. This, in turn, will lead to improved balance and coordination, even when prisms are no longer used.

At Vision Therapy Center At Eye Trends we will gladly answer your questions about the role prism lenses play in vision therapy. Vision Therapy Center At Eye Trends offers vision therapy to patients in Houston, Spring, Woodlands, Conroe, and throughout Texas.

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Dr. Inns is a 1982 graduate of the University of Houston College of Optometry. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Wilfred Laurier University, Canada. During his training at the University of Houston, he held positions in research and was a teaching assistant / laboratory instructor.

Postgraduate work includes therapeutic courses at Pennsylvania College of Optometry and the Optometric Glaucoma Specialist Course at the University of Texas Medical School. Dr. Inns has published in Optometry Today and Optometric Management. He also volunteers at the schools in his area.

Dr. Inns and his wife, Lynn, spend much of their spare time calling and visiting with their four boys.

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As the manager of The Woodlands office, Amber Draper leads the team with the focus on patient care and assisting with their ophthalmic needs. Having over 10 years experience, Amber can aid patients with the most appropriate lens technology to match their daily needs. Everyone needs at least one pair of sun wear, especially here in Texas.

Amber is a proud graduate of Sam Houston State University with a BA in History, and a minor in Spanish.

In her spare time, she is with family, friends, and enjoying some Houston Texans Football.

Dr. Toups is a 1984 graduate of the University of Houston College of Optometry. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Pharmacy from Northeast Louisiana University.

Being a therapeutically licensed optometrist, Dr. Toups is trained to diagnose and treat ocular conditions. He specializes in contact lenses and he is current with all refractive surgery procedures.

Dr. Toups is married, has five children and has lived in the Houston area since 1980.

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