Advanced Virtual Reality Vision Therapy

EXPANDING ACCESS TO CARE

As one of the country’s leading Vision Therapy practices, those with Refractive Amblyopia can now obtain the most advanced no-patch treatment through our Remote Virtual Reality (VR) program. At Wow Vision Therapy, our state-of-the-art VR Vision Therapy provides effective treatment for all patients, eliminating the need to travel hundreds of miles to one of our offices.

WHAT IS REFRACTIVE AMBLYOPIA?

When a child is unable to focus both eyes together, as a team, during early childhood development, 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. See our Amblyopia page to learn more about this condition.

WHAT MAKES OUR TELETHERAPY UNIQUE

While TeleTherapy is becoming more common as a way to connect the doctor and the patient remotely, what makes Wow Vision Therapy’s TeleTherapy unique is our virtual reality (VR) platform. With this technique, we connect to our patients with our board-certified team remotely using our TeleTherapy platform. During each video call session, we provide individualized and targeted vision therapy with our advanced Vivid Vision Virtual Reality. Our advanced TeleTherapy program allows patients to experience vision therapy treatment as if they were right in our office.

PROGRAM ACCEPTANCE CRITERIA

To qualify for our TeleTherapy program, patients must:

  • Be between the ages of 10-60 years old
  • Have a formal diagnosis of Refractive Amblyopia
  • NOT have an eye turn, cross-eye, or wandering eye (Strabismus)
  • Have a comprehensive eye health and vision evaluation within 24 months (Required before starting treatment) 
  • Live more than 50 miles from a Wow Vision Therapy location
  • Live in the USA

Before Starting Treatment

Before starting treatment, you will need to contact our office to schedule an initial TeleHealth Consultation with the doctor. To do this, call our office at 269.983.3309 during regular office hours, or you may fill out our contact sheet, and we will follow up with you.

During your introductory call with our office, one of our Patient Care Coordinators will work with you to gather your Ophthalmic Records and Medical History information. At this time, we also schedule your TeleHealth Vision Therapy Consultation with one of our Doctors and collect the fee needed for this appointment.

TeleHealth Vision Therapy Consultation

After we receive all your records, our doctor will meet with you via a Zoom Video Call. During this video call, the doctor will review your ophthalmic records and medical history information, gain additional history and clinical information, and perform additional tests. After analyzing your information, the doctor will determine if you are a candidate for this program and answer any questions you might have. If you or your child qualifies, the doctor will go over all the equipment we ship to you as part of your treatment, including a Virtual Reality Device. This device will connect you or your child with our Doctor/Therapist team, allowing us to provide your individualized treatment program.

Directly following your TeleHealth Consultation with the doctor, you will speak with one of our Patient Care Coordinators who will outline all treatment costs, payment options and answer 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 Vivid Vision 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
  • Vivid Vision 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

PAYMENT METHODS

For this program, our office accepts Visa, MasterCard, and Discover. If you would like to finance treatment, we offer zero interest for 18 months and five years of extended financing through CareCredit.

For those who would like to bill their insurance, we will provide you with all the necessary written documentation to submit to your primary medical insurance provider. Any reimbursement will be sent directly to you from your insurance provider. When filing for reimbursement, our team will provide you with a:

  • Pre-Authorization Letter
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure Codes

GET IN TOUCH

To speak with one of our Patient Care Coordinators and schedule an introductory appointment with one of our providers, please call our office at 269.983.3309 Monday – Thursday from 9 am – 8 pm and Friday 9 am – 5 pm Eastern Standard Time (EST)! You can also get in contact with us after working hours by filling out our Online Contact sheet below, and one of our Patient Care Coordinators will be in touch with you the following business day.


FEATURED IN OR ASSOCIATED WITH

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

How Vivid Vision Works