Advanced TeleTherapy for Refractive Amblyopia (Lazy Eye)

EXPANDING ACCESS TO CARE

For those with Refractive Amblyopia (Lazy Eye), finding advanced Vision Therapy can be frustrating due to travel barriers. To help remove these travel barriers, we are pleased to offer our Advanced Vision Therapy remotely with our new TeleTherapy program. This revolutionary model of care includes our state-of-the-art virtual reality in Vision Therapy, coupled with one-to-one interacting with our Board-Certified Doctors and Vision Therapists.

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. In this way, we connect to our patients with our board-certified team remotely using our TeleTherapy platform. During this 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 12 months (Required before starting treatment) 
  • Live outside West Michigan or Northern Indiana
  • Live in the USA

Before Starting Treatment

Before starting treatment, you can expect the following introductory appointments after you fill out our contact sheet. 

1st Appointment: After filling out our Online Contact form, you will receive a call from one of our Patient Care Coordinators (PCC). During this FREE consultation, your PCC will work with you to gather your Ophthalmic Records and Medical History information. At this time, we also schedule your TeleTherapy Conference Appointment with one of the providers and collect the exam fee needed for this appointment. 

2nd Appointment: After we receive all your records, our board-certified doctors will run a comprehensive review of your ophthalmic records and medical history information then go over their findings with you during your TeleTherapy Conference appointment. They will also outline your 4-week diagnostic-therapy program and go over all the equipment that we ship to you. 

3rd Appointment: After meeting with our provider, you will meet with our treatment coordinator. During this appointment, we will outline all treatment costs and 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 first month of treatment, each patient will have four TeleTherapy Conference Appointments with their Board-Certified Vision Therapist. During these appointments, your Vision Therapist will assign various activities, run diagnostic testing, and assess your progress. After the first month of treatment, your doctor will review and meet with you 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
  • Written Narrative Reports

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