Providing Exceptional Eye Care & Piece of Mind
Dr. Moshe Roth specializes in Vision Therapy and Orthokeratology, and with nearly 30 years experience as a board certified optometric physician, he treats patients of all ages of their vision related problems. A wide range of professionals refer their patients with visual processing problems or learning disabilities to Dr. Roth due to his expertise.
Dr. Roth applies these highly specialized skills to help those who need them most – school-aged children, adults who do not wish to have LASIK performed, patients with autism and those who have suffered from a debilitating brain injury or concussion.
Family Eye Care in Old Bridge, NJ also provides general eye care, examinations, and an inventory of eyeglasses and contacts. Progressive lenses, special computer lenses for hi-tech workers, or single vision lenses are also available. Family Eye Care carries over 1,000 frames in our Optical Boutique and prescriptions can be filled on the same day.
Dr. Roth, is certified by the New Jersey Board of Optometrists and is a Fellow of the College of Optometrists in Vision Development.
SPECIALTY CONTACTS: SOLUTIONS THAT BRING CLARITY!
Orthokeratology (Ortho-K) improves vision for children and adults, without the need or the risks associated with LASIK surgery. Ortho-K helps children who are becoming more nearsighted, and helps adults see better both at a distance and up close. Ortho-K is FDA approved. Dr. Roth and his team are experts in helping people improve vision without surgery through Ortho-K.
Prosthetic contact lenses are special lenses that cover the cornea if the cornea has become cloudy or opaque. The special lens is made to match the other eye and therefore improves the appearance of a disfigured eye. Special lenses can be made to reduce or eliminate double vision. Different lenses can be made to improve vision and to treat amblyopia (lazy eye).
Scleral lenses were traditionally used to correct vision after eye surgery, but today, eye doctors utilize modern scleral lenses to treat many other eye conditions. Patients who previously could not wear contact lenses or struggle with wearing basic prescription eyeglasses can now experience comfortable, amazing vision through scleral lenses.
NEURO-OPTOMETRIC REHAB: GAIN BACK INDEPENDENCE
Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation helps people who have suffered concussion and brain injury to re-build visual skills that were affected by brain injury. Double vision, blurred vision, difficulty reading and concentrating, are common symptoms after concussion and brain injury. Improving the vision of our patients enables them to regain function and independence.
Neuro-Optometrists have special training and clinical experience in this area and are able to help those who have vision problems related to brain injury. Neuro-Optometrists understand how specific visual dysfunctions relate the to patient's symptoms and performance. They can provide solutions to these problems so that the entire rehabilitation program (OT, PT, Speech, etc.) is then more effective.
The evaluation of the patient with brain injury may include, but is not limited to, the following:
- Comprehensive eye and vision examination
- Extended sensorimotor evaluation
- Higher cerebral function assessment of visual information processing
- Low vision evaluation
- Extended visual field evaluation
- Electrodiagnostic testing
Visual balance disorders can be caused by a Visual Midline Shift Syndrome (VMSS), oculomotor dysfunction in fixations, nystagmus, and disruptions of central and peripheral visual processing. A full description of these disorders is beyond the scope of this paper. The treatment will depend on the visual diagnosis and etiology. Lenses, prisms and visual rehabilitation activities are used in the remediation of these disorders.
VISION THERAPY: REBUILDING YOUR VISION & CONFIDENCE
Vision Therapy is an individualized doctor-supervised treatment program that addresses problems that eyeglasses and contact lenses can't solve. It enables the individual to learn how to use the visual system to effectively input information and make best use of that information. Vision occurs in the brain rather than in the eyes. Vision Therapy is sometimes referred to as physical therapy for the visual system – the eyes and brain.
Vision Therapy is a supervised treatment program designed to correct visual-motor (eye-based) and/or brain-based issues that involve perception and processing. Vision Therapy helps children and adults who have not developed the visual skills that are needed for effective reading, writing, and learning. These skills include eye movement and focusing skills, convergence, eye-hand activity, visual memory skills, etc. Often there is a vision problem at the root of a learning disability, a diagnosis of ADD/ADHD or Dyslexia. At times, people suffer a traumatic brain injury, a concussion, or stroke, and have lost visual skills. Visual skills can be developed and regained.
A comprehensive eye exam tests more than visual acuity. Parents frequently say: ‘But the doctor said his vision was fine’. Vision is so much more than just distance "20/20” acuity.
In addition to checking eye health and acuity, the doctor should know to check binocular function and refraction.