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Eye Conditions

Dr Wintrob treats many eye diseases such as:

Cataracts, glaucoma, macular degeneration, dry eye, diabetic retinopathy, eye floaters and more.

Treatment For Eye Conditions

Visual Disorders include amblyopia, strabismus, convergence insufficiency, convergence excess, accommodative dysfunctions and ocular motor dysfunctions. Each of these disorders can be treated effectively with vision therapy.

Amblyopia (Lazy Eye)

Amblyopia (Lazy Eye) is a condition in which one of the patient’s eyes does not correct to as clear of an acuity as the other. The common treatment for this is to patch the patient’s “good eye” to force the patient to strengthen and use their poorer eye. Besides the social stigma of wearing an eye-patch, this treatment can often be ineffective as the patient is rarely given exercises in conjunction to wearing the patching.

In our office we never ask a patient to wear an eye-patch in school or in public. We care about how our patients feel and we’re acutely aware of how it can feel to wear an eye-patch in public. Our approach provides targeted exercises to improve the ability of the “poorer” eye to function. In conjunction with binocular exercises this treatment is extremely effective.

Computer Eye Strain

Eyes are designed for hunting and gathering, not to be focused 20 inches away for 10 hours a day. As a result it is common to develop symptoms such as: blur, headaches, increasing near sightedness, double vision, general eye strain, lack of concentration. Simple exercises that you can do at the computer will increase your ability to concentrate and enhance your visual efficiency. Vision therapy and therapeutically prescribed lenses can alleviate many of the symptoms of computer eye strain.

Convergence Insufficiency, Convergence Excess

In these commonly seen conditions, the patient can develop symptoms such as headaches, discomfort when reading, double vision among others. In our office, we treat this condition with vision therapy. We have found that patients often see an eradication of symptoms and improved visual performance after a program of vision therapy.

Depth Perception

Depth Perception is the ultimate result of an efficiently functioning binocular system. Many of the binocular problems we see in the office have problems with depth perception. A program of vision therapy can improve this situation by teaching the patient to effectively use their eyes together thereby eradicating these symptoms.

Strabismus (Crossed Eyes)

Strabismus (crossed eyes) is a condition that not only affects a patient’s ability to comfortably read and to concentrate, but there also can be cosmetic symptoms.

In our office we are conscious of the emotional ramifications of this type of problem. We work closely with the patient, not only helping them to improve this problem, but also helping them to feel more confident in the visual tasks that they have to confront on a daily basis.

The common treatment for this is to patch the patient’s “good eye” to force the patient to strengthen and use their poorer eye. Besides the social stigma of wearing an eye-patch, this treatment can often be ineffective as the patient is rarely given exercises in conjunction to wearing the patching.

In our office we never ask a patient to wear an eye-patch in school or in public. We care about how our patients feel and we’re acutely aware of how it can feel to wear an eye-patch in public. Our approach provides targeted exercises to improve the ability of the “poorer” eye to function. In conjunction with binocular exercises this treatment is extremely effective.

Ocular Motor Dysfunction (tracking), Eye Movement Problems, Ocular Motor Dysfunction

Common symptoms include losing place when reading, skipping lines and reading the same lines repeatedly. Ocular Motor Dysfunction (tracking), Eye Movement Problems, Ocular Motor Dysfunction can often cause poor learning performance and other learning related challenges. Fortunately, vision therapy can be used to teach the patient’s ways to use move their eyes more efficiently and more accurately in order to eliminate symptoms and to heal this problem.