What is Syntonics?

What is Syntonics? in Bellflower

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What is Syntonics?

Syntonics, or optometric phototherapy, is the branch of ocular science dealing with the application of selected light frequencies through the eyes. The word syntonics is derived from the word “syntony,” which means to bring the body into balance. It has been used clinically for over 70 years in the field of optometry with continued success in the treatment of visual dysfunctions such as strabismus (eye turns), amblyopia (lazy eye), focusing and convergence problems, and the visual field constrictions associated with visual stress or trauma.

Patients who may be candidates for syntonics are diagnosed by symptoms, vision evaluation, visual/motor performance, and peripheral vision sensitivity. Syntonics may be used as the primary treatment or to support in-office or home based vision therapy.

Since eighty percent of learning occurs by way of the eyes, inefficient visual function can adversely affect all aspects of one’s life, including academic achievement, athletic performance, proficiency at work, and other activities of daily living.

How Syntonics Works

Syntonics uses colored light produced by a small lamp, or a combination of a lamp and wearable filters.  The typical treatment for syntonics requires a patient to sit in a darkened room and view the colored light for up to 20 minutes at a time over a span of approximately 20 sessions.  After completing the appropriate number of sessions, the patient will slowly begin to experience improved visual skills.

The color of the filter to be used in the lamp is determined by the doctor and is based on the specific diagnosis or diagnoses. Syntonics filters should never be used by someone who is not under direct supervision of a doctor.

 

How Syntonics Works
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For further information, visit: http://www.collegeofsyntonicoptometry.com/home.html

Testimonials


  • I haven't actually used the optometrist side, so my review is limited to the vision therapy offered.  This office was recommended by my occupational therapist for the treatment of my double vision following a stroke.


    Claire A.

  • Love this location. I had a brain injury accident from day one one. All the team make you feel you still important and hope in the horizon after when the medical system fell you miserably. Dr. Ikeda very professional and very understanding about your issue. Two tombs up.


    Jim K.

  • My husband and I were immediately impressed with Dr Ikeda. I was hit by a car while cycling which caused broken bones and three brain injuries. The brain injuries caused double vision. Dr. Ikeda examined my eyes and got me started on vision therapy with his occupational therapist who specializes in vision therapy.  She (Chris) is absolutely great.  I am impressed with the array of tools used to help recover my binocular vision.  I am doing things I never thought were possible (balance boards etc).  Chris pushes me and keeps me motivated. I really enjoy my sessions with her.  The office staff is always friendly and they have a wonderful appointment reminder tool that makes it easy to keep my calendar up to date. I am happy the rehab center at Little Co. of Mary recommended them!!


    Teresa S.

  • The Vision Therapy is handled in a separate office through a different door from the shared waiting room. Chris, the vision therapist, has a wide and varied assortment of tools, equipment and resources to best evaluate and treat most vision issues. After just a few visits, my double vision became easier to control, using exercises developed during the therapy process. It was time well-spent.


    Joe M.

  • I have been coming here since I can remember. I love it here. The staff is so amazing and nice. They explain everything they gonna do and never make you feel rushed. Dr. Ikeda has always been my doctor and I would never want another one. He is the doctor for my whole family and is always asking how everyone is doing. I am also so crazy about picking out my frames and have to try so many and each person who helps me take the time and lets me try them all on. I would never want to go anywhere else! I definitely would recommend this office to anyone looking for a great eye doctor.


    Kayla W.

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