Advanced Amblyopia Vision Therapy

EXPANDING ACCESS TO CARE FOR OLDER PATIENTS

As one of the leading vision therapy practices in the US, older individuals with Refractive Amblyopia can now be effectively treated with our advanced remote Vision Therapy in Virtual Reality (VR)  program. At Wow Vision Therapy, our state-of-the-art VR Vision Therapy provides safe and effective treatment within the comforts of home, for those who qualify, typically in only 6-12 weeks.

WHAT IS REFRACTIVE AMBLYOPIA?

During early childhood development, when an individual is unable to focus both eyes together as a team the brain turns off or suppresses the incoming signals from the affected eye. With Refractive Amblyopia, one eye has significantly uncorrected nearsightedness, farsightedness, and/or astigmatism. When this happens, the brain favors the eye with better vision and shuts off or suppresses the weaker eye – creating Amblyopia. See our Amblyopia page to learn more about this condition.

WHAT MAKES OUR PROGRAM UNIQUE

Those who complete the acceptance criteria will start by having their initial TeleHealth Consultation with one of the country’s leading experts in vision therapy, our Founder, Dr. Dan L. Fortenbacher.  Dr. Fortenbacher will review and determine the prescribed treatment plan. Those qualifying patients will work directly with one of our vision therapists providing weekly individualized and targeted vision therapy with our advanced Virtual Reality and other remote care programs.

TREATMENT FOR ALL AGES

For adults with Amblyopia, many assume that treatment is only effective for children or that there are no treatment options for adults. However, those days are over! Through modern-day advancements in research and practices, there are new treatment options for adults that go beyond patching or atropine drops!

Through our Advanced Virtual Reality Vision Therapy, treatment is now possible for children, teens, AND adults! In fact, our treatment is often more effective for adult patients as older patients are typically more motivated, especially once they start seeing the results with their own eyes!

PROGRAM ACCEPTANCE CRITERIA

To qualify for our program, patients must:

  • Be 10 years old and above
  • Have Refractive Amblyopia
  • NOT have an eye turn, cross-eye, or wandering eye (Strabismus)
  • Have had comprehensive eye health and vision evaluation within 24 months
  • Provide permission to contact primary eye care provider for most recent records
  • Complete our online forms and questionnaire
  • Have a Zoom Consultation with Dr. Fortenbacher to review and determine candidacy for treatment

To get Started

Please complete our online contact form and questionnaire below and we will follow up with you with a text message to initiate our introductory call with our office Patient Care Coordinators. In our follow-up call, we will gather more information and answer additional questions and schedule your consultation with Dr. Fortenbacher.

Telehealth Consultation

After we receive all your records, an appointment is scheduled with Dr. Fortenbacher for a Zoom Video Telehealth call. During this video call, the doctor will review your ophthalmic records and medical history information, gain additional history and clinical information and determine your (or your child’s) candidacy for treatment. If the patient qualifies, Dr. Fortenbacher will also review treatment fees and equipment we ship to you as part of your treatment. 

Directly following your TeleHealth Consultation with Dr. Fortenbacher you will speak with one of our Patient Care Coordinators who will schedule your treatment appointments, your financial arrangements and any other questions you may have.

DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT – TREATING LAZY EYE AT HOME

At Wow Vision Therapy, we are a leading developmental and rehabilitative vision therapy practice. Our advanced treatment is based on efficacy in neuroscience research, coupled with over 40 years of experience successfully treating patients with Refractive Amblyopia.

When it comes to diagnosing our patients remotely, we use a collaborative approach with the patient’s primary care eye doctor. Our remote diagnostic approach also incorporates advanced testing through our Virtual Reality (VR) platform and our non-VR home-based Amblyopia protocols.

In this program, each patient will receive a state-of-the-art virtual reality unit coupled with one-to-one interaction with our doctors and Board-Certified Vision Therapists. This personalized approach will develop binocular vision and depth perception, making treatment enjoyable and productive.

During the TeleTherapy appointments, our Vision Therapist assigns various activities, runs diagnostic testing, and assesses your progress. After each month of treatment, your doctor reviews and meets with your Vision Therapist to go over your treatment progress and any recommendations they may have.

Our advanced treatment includes:

  • Depth Perception Development
  • Board-Certified Doctors and Vision Therapists
  • Virtual Reality (VR) Platform
  • Non-VR Home-Based Amblyopia Protocols
  • Visual Processing Development
  • Oculomotor Vision Therapy
  • Eye-Hand Coordination Development
  • HIPAA Compliant TeleTherapy

RESULTS

After treatment, our patients improve their:

  • Visual Acuity (Eyesight)
  • Binocular Vision
  • Depth Perception (3D vision)
  • Visual Processing Abilities
  • Eye-Hand Coordination
  • Reading Fluency

GET IN TOUCH

To get started, fill out our Online Contact form below, and one of our Patient Care Coordinators will text you to schedule a call, if during regular office hours, before the end of the day. If after our normal office hours, by the following business day.


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Additional Research

Vision Therapy and Virtual Reality Applications

A New Binocular Approach to the Treatment of Amblyopia in Adults Well Beyond the Critical Period of Visual Development

A New Form of Rapid Binocular Plasticity in Adult with Amblyopia

Binocular Combination in Anisometropic Amblyopia

Prentice Award Lecture 2011: Removing the Brakes on Plasticity in the Amblyopic Brain

A Binocular Approach to Treating Amblyopia: Antisuppression Therapy

Advanced Virtual Reality Vision Therapy at Wow Vision Therapy