Efficient vision is essential for performing optimally in everything we do.
SEEING THE FOREST & THE TREES
Vision is a sensory motor system that involves over 55% of brain pathways. Vision is not frequently thought of as a sense that we should take care of or exercise daily. However, about 80% of what we do requires visual learning and experience. Therefore, optimizing vision by practicing healthy visual hygiene habits and exercising vision with proper methods supports our endeavors at work and play. People often define their vision by the acuity test or 20/20 vision. While acuity is certainly important in seeing clearly, humans use their vision dynamically and require additional visual skills for the best visual performance possible. If an aspect of vision is not functioning properly visual symptoms and conditions can develop or persist. Dr. Talaber performs functional vision evaluations where she assesses individual's visual performance in multiple areas. Each area has an optimal range for efficient vision. The good news is that if an aspect of vision is functioning sub-optimally, these areas can be exercised and improved at any age. There is a multitude of research supporting vision training in treating specific visual conditions in both children and adults.
"Dr. Alexandra Talaber is the consummate professional. I began wearing contact lenses at age 20. From about age 45 I've had difficulty getting an appropriate prescription to meet my needs. I was given mono vision contact lenses, but after awhile, I started seeing double when I was driving. I was diagnosed as an adult with esotropia, after struggling with wearing mono vision contacts. It turns out these were the worst possible type of contact lens I could wear, as my eyes were unable to shift to make the accommodation to see distance in one eye and near in the other eye. Dr. Talaber, who is patient, kind, and extremely knowledgeable about vision issues like mine. With her training & experience I was able to get fitted with glasses that permitted me to drive without seeing double. And they weren't super thick lenses that made me feel self conscious. I recently had cataract surgery with an ophthalmologist recommended by Dr. Talaber. Once again, Dr. Talaber fitted me with appropriate lenses to help me see better than ever. I cannot thank Dr. Talaber enough for her patience and expertise in fitting me. For the first time in my life I can see without any issues." -Kathy, Age 69
"Hunter is still doing his eye exercises and we have noticed improvements in multiple areas! Some of the activities that were challenging during our first visit he now completes easily. His eye now never wanders, even when he’s tired. Other people have mentioned to us that they have noticed his eye doesn’t wander anymore. He also learned over the course of a weekend to now bike without his training wheels! (Which he had been flat out refusing to even try for the past year). Thank you for all your help! You’ve had such a fantastic impact on his life already!" -Hunter's Mom (following 6 weeks of vision therapy program)
"I developed double vision after cataract surgery. After just 2 months of vision exercises, I no longer had double vision and was able to stop wearing prism lenses. I am very pleased with the result!" -Tony, Age 62
"Hi my name is Robert. Vision therapy was fun. It made my eye tracking better. I am better at reading and writing now. I also have better aim when throwing a ball and frisbee. Dr. Talaber is the best doctor! I had a fun time learning new things to help my eyes." -Robert, Age 7
"I will describe my experience at vision therapy with Dr. T as great! I think vision therapy helped my vision in school and while I read at home. Since I came to vision therapy, I notice that I can focus more and haven't seen double vision with my glasses off in a long time. The cons of vision therapy are getting there on time so I can have that full 45 minutes, however if I am late, they always make it work. I will just like to thank Dr. T for helping my vision improve." -Malcolm, Age 15
"Vision therapy has impacted my performance a lot! The way it has impacted me is by helping my eye tracking and eye abilities. When I say eye abilities I mean pulling my eyes in and out. It also helped my reading. I am able to read a good book with large or small print. To sum up my writing, vision therapy has helped me get my eyes on track and made it fun!" -Ashton, Age 12
"I love vision therapy because I love Dr. Talaber! My eyes are better but I will miss working with Dr. Talaber so much when I graduate." -Leah, Age 8
"Vision exercises were always fun. At most times there were exercises that were hard but would get easier with time. It was also nice to talk with Dr. T. I also get my right eye almost as good as my left eye. It was pretty fun being at vision therapy, and I will miss working with Dr. T because I really had a blast working hard! -Stephen, Age 9
"Vision training helps me because now that I am going into 8th grade, I'm not going to have extra time on tests and die of boredom. Also, I will be able to perform better on tests and am hoping my grades will improve this year." -Elle, Age 13
"I liked the games and some of the home vision exercises that Dr. T gave me. She is really fun and nice and I will miss her now that I am done with vision therapy." Daria, Age 9 "I liked the nice things that happened in vision therapy. This was very fun that's why I love vision therapy. Thank you Dr. T for doing the fun things we did." Jayden, Age 7
"You’ve always been such a help Dr. Talaber! With all of my complicated symptoms, you’ve been one of the few to listen and help me understand what is going on and provide solutions." Karen, Age 52