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Amazing improvements in Syntonic Phototherapy after just 1 week

We’re here with P M, who’s been in syntonic photo therapy for about a week. What I’d like you to do is tell us what kind of problems did you have before? What kind of changes have you noticed now after just doing phototherapy syntonic phototherapy for a week?

Okay. So I came in to Dr. Roth and I was dizzy, lightheaded, disoriented anxious in crowds, stores, restaurants driving was hard for me. I’m now a week into the syntonic therapy and I was able to handle going to restaurants. My vision during driving has changed. I’m less anxious, more grounded and calm. And I came in. One of my biggest things was I felt like I was missing out on doing things with my son because I was over always overwhelmed. And now I was able to have two beautiful days with him down by the shore and go to arcades and restaurants and things I used to not be able to do.

What can you tell us about, because you mentioned about going to the beach and about the menu on the restaurant.

So I used to go to the beach and I would be so reliant on my sunglasses because the light exposure would give me migraines, headaches. And when I get those migraines, it’s like, I need to sneak lights out, laying on my bed in the dark. And I was able to handle that recently. It was no sunglasses, as far as going to the restaurants, reading a menu would be so overwhelming to me finding this, focusing on things. And I was able to do that recently.

Wow. These are remarkable changes. Anything else you’d like to add?

Not really. It’s just amazing to me, to be honest with you. I’ve been searching for answers for about six years at endless doctors didn’t know what was wrong with me, started to feel like I was kind of making it up in my head. And then I found family eye care and signing therapies life-changing is the best way to put it. Wow.

Wow. That’s amazing. That’s amazing. Thank you so much for sharing.

10 year old patient; improvements after completing just part of her VT program

We’re here today with gr who’s 10 years old. And why don’t you tell us in your own words where you were and what kind of problems you had before? What are you noticing now after, after this part of therapy?

With my comprehension and reading, it was definitely a lot harder to, to stay where I am. If I took a little break, I would have to reread the full entire page to figure out where I was now. I can just, I can go right back to where I was, and I can realize if I read something and I am leaving something, I don’t get headaches as much as I did when I was reading. And that wasn’t, that was rare for me to even get a headache and I would get it more often than usual, definitely math too. Like there was a lot of reading and I would skip over certain things because now I can just read the. Liner will understand what I’m reading and before I just skipped over things. And when you do skip over things in like a word problem, they’re not gonna understand what you’re doing. So my grades have gotten

Better. Awesome. That’s great.

What can you tell us about handwriting? Oh, my handwriting. It has gone in like much better. Like I would say it wasn’t, it was not good as pretty sloppy before now. It’s definitely neater and better.

That’s great. That’s awesome. Awesome. How do you feel about yourself now?

I feel a lot more confident in what I’m doing, especially at tasks before I was like, am I reading this right? Second guessing myself now I’m not hesitant at all. I’m answering questions a lot faster than these.

So you now going into what grade? Fifth grade. Okay. And you mentioned in the survey that you’re, you feel like you’re reading faster and better comprehension, like you mentioned better coordinated and what way

Better running much more organized. I can see where I’m putting something and I can see, especially with my preference, I can see where I’m going and where to make sure I’m hitting a pole, even in general, like to make sure I’m doing everything

Good. You mentioned fewer reversals, which means you’re not reversing letters or are words good, less fatigue, less strain people to do your work for longer periods. That’s great. Wonderful. I think you did great. You’re you’re doing beautiful now. Let’s try let’s pan over to dad. Dad, what are you noticing? Everything she said,

But, yeah, the comprehension weakness, being able to stay on a certain particular line when she reading come back to it.

I think she don’t worry. Yeah. I agree with you. I think this year in school is going to be a lot easier for you. A lot more confident you’ll be able to accomplish more. We’re so proud of how well you’ve done. Thank you. Great. Thanks so much.

KL, Adult, Martial Arts Teacher describes improvements in Ortho-k

We’re here with Kay. Allen’s 26. Who’s a martial artist. He’s been an ortho K now for what about six months, maybe a little bit longer. Why don’t you share with us how this has impacted your life?

It’s quite night and day.

I had to rely on glasses, but there are drawbacks to that. Given my livelihood. I’m a martial arts. I can’t get hit in the face with glasses on that would be quite a nasty hazard. So I looked into many things to correct my vision.

Found out that there is a permanent handicap to what would happen if I were to go for LASIK or anything else alternative to this. And it was not looking good. I couldn’t get hit in the face. And I can’t guarantee that with what I do.

But then with Ortho-k as mentioned, and I had a look into it with Dr. Roth and it was a much better alternatives. Sure. Maybe I have to put the lenses in, but then you get used to the use of them and then you take them off for the rest of the day and you see perfectly with your naked eye. And that, that is a lot of fun. I drive better. I read all the important signs quicker and more, most importantly at my job, you know? Yes. I know how to do my basics and all of my other skills in it. But people who come to me for my help, they expect me to be a life coach and understand the kid that I’m teaching and nothing is better than being able to see across the room and see what my students are thinking or how they’re feeling when they’re going through something hard, something difficult or something tricky.

I can tell if they’re confused, if they’re frustrated or if they’re happy with themselves all the way across the doom, I no longer have to squinted them funny and on the, to of money facing them, just to figure them out. I’m right there with them. And that is priceless.

That’s fantastic. That’s wonderful. So it’s impacted not only your ability to drive, it’d be able to do your work and do, do your job to help others obviously to help yourself. That’s wonderful. Anything else that you’d like to add?

I’m just surprised that. It was something that was very out of left field. When I first heard about it. I certainly hope that there are people that it’s easier for people to find out about this who are seeking an alternative to LASIK or any other corrective surgeries I haven’t been operated on.

I didn’t have to go through a very, um, sensitive recovery period. It just started. And the first day everything was in very clear eye popping 3d for me.

That’s awesome. That’s awesome. Thank you so much for sharing.

AH, 16, in Orthokeratolgy and Vision Therapy. Now sees better than 20/20 and she no longer has Headaches when reading.

Hey, Kay is 16 years old. She is in both orthokeratology and vision therapy. The orthokeratology enables her to see more clearly offer the distance and oppose, and the vision therapy has helped her with breeding. What I’d like you to do, please is put into your own words. What do you notice in terms of how sharp or how clear you can see now? Yeah. Talk a little bit louder so we can hear you. It’s sometimes difficult to hear through the mask

And while reading balance checks, when

We just measured, how well you see her distance, what was the measure? Yeah, you actually saw it down to a 20, what? 20 15, 20 15 is a little bit smaller. You can even see things smaller than a 2020. What did you tell me in terms about your reading? I can see shorter time. What did you tell me in terms of how long books you read? I can read pages

Two weeks or maybe wow. Two to 300 pages within two weeks. That’s awesome. What was it before?

I was able to be that case now, in terms of the headaches, you don’t want to get any headaches anymore. Wow. That’s that’s awesome. So you’re able to see more clearly. And we certainly thank Dr. Lenny for referring you to our office. So you’re able to see more clearly for distance. Are you driving yet? Okay. But you will be soon because you’re 16th. And you’re also able to, to read a whole lot more comfortably without getting headaches. We know that that it was because of the near problem that you had the problem with reading. That’s what caused your prescription to go so high. And now you’re able to see. Awesome. So I’m very proud of you. Anything you want to add, mom, let’s pan over to mom. What do you notice with, with her [inaudible]

Without getting up and complaining headache. Mommy and I got in there, they got this, the base of this Nash. I don’t even know what she’s reading now. She had disclosed. [inaudible] that’s awesome. That’s a big change, right? Yeah. And

The fact that she can see or at a distance now is also awesome.

Yes. I use a lot. I used to feel tired and now you no longer feel tired. Wonderful. Sometimes if I have to have a seat, I’m doing better.

Awesome. Thank you so much for sharing. Okay.

DT has Dry Eye and had Blephex procedure today

We’re here with DT, who has a dry eye and that’s relatively common. More so in women. Particularly now, as we spend more time on the computer, the lid we just did is a bluff ex exfoliation. And essentially what that means is we’ve cleaned the lid margin, the edges of the lid, that part of our body never gets clean. Why? Because, well, we wash our face, for example, we close our eyes and that’s natural. We want to do that to protect our eyes. So the lid margin is where all the cells that produce the lubrication to lubricate the eye, that’s where they live, that’s where, you know, where they are. And those glands get plugged up over time. The tear, the viscosity, the thickness of the tears cause those glands to get plugged up, kind of like a cork on a wine bottle. So essentially what we just did is a blood effects procedure. And it’s somewhat similar to, having a professional cleaning of your teeth. The whole procedure took about, six, eight minutes. We cleaned the lower lid and the upper lid and both the right and the left eye. Can you put it into your own words? What did you notice? What, what kind of feelings did you have before? What are you noticing now after we’d just done that blood effects procedure?

I felt more of a heaviness and a tightness in my eyes where I wanted to constantly prompt them and feel like I wanted to pop the juice out of it. And like, it was stuck to like the tears. Sometimes they would drop a little bit, but now I just feel, it just feels very open and very clean, like a massage, like all over my eyes. It’s amazing. I was skeptical, but it was amazing even to show me what came out of it. It’s just, yeah. So we saw that there was a lot of debris, , that we were able to remove. Some of this is mascara then kind of like builds up over the years. Some of it is just natural to your product. That just gets cleaned off. How was the procedure itself? How was it for you?

It was, it was relaxing. Believe it or not. It felt like a massage. It felt like a massage on my eyes. Instead of me having to rub them myself, it felt like it was just, you know, she was doing it for

Me. Right. So, yeah, it’s kind of like after you’ve had a professional cleaning of your teeth, you kind of feel all the nooks and crannies and your teeth that you hadn’t felt in a while.

Exactly. Feel polished and bright. Thanks, Dr. Rob, thank you so much for sharing. Yep.

COVID induced Vision Problems – Part 2

In the last video, we talked about how COVID can cause problems that are similar to those of other brain injuries. In this video, I’m going to discuss the visual problems that can result. I’m Dr. Moshe Roth. I’m a Neuro-Optometrist. I practice in Family Eye Care in Old Bridge, NJ. Some people who recovered from COVID continue to struggle even weeks and months later, and are often at a loss of where to seek help. The virus can damage the lungs and the heart and the brain. And that increases the risk of long-term health problems. COVID deprives the body oxygen. We’re all aware of the ventilators have been used to mitigate those effects on the lungs, but the effect of oxygen deprivation on the brain is less publicized. It stands to reason that anoxia meaning the lack of oxygen is the underlying reason for the brain-based problems and the visual complications.

The most common visual symptoms are blurred vision, double vision, poor depth perception, and sensitivity to light. Other common problems that are associated with that are difficulty paying attention, headaches, memory problems, forgetfulness, and brain fog. Some people complain of vertigo and dizziness. And the reason for that is because there’s a direct connection between the eye and the balance system. This in the inner ear, this is termed eight visual vestibular dysfunction. More general symptoms include difficulty breathing, difficulty, making it through the day without having to take a nap and difficulty exercise. Patients often talk about its impact on their mental health. They feel lightheaded and lethargic for months after they’ve illness. Some who’ve had COVID have symptoms that have become better and worse. The term long callers has been used to describe people with persistent symptoms. After recovering from COVID, the national institutes of health refers to these long-term COVID-19 symptoms as PASC or PostAcute Sequelae of SARS-CoV-2 infection.

Neuro optometry and neuro-ophthalmology sounds similar, but these are really two different subspecialties. Dr. Eric Sigman is a neuro ophthalmologist at the Johns Hopkins Wilmer Eye Institute in Baltimore, Maryland. And he explained the difference between the two professions in this way, neural ophthalmologist diagnose what had happened, but neuro optometry can change what can happen. Neuro optometrists help individuals who suffered brain injury to regain their abilities through neuro rehabilitation therapy. We’re able to help people who’ve suffered COVID induced brain injury, much as we can help people who’ve suffered acquired brain injury and traumatic brain injury concussion. If you find that you or someone you love has visual symptoms that have continued even after recovering from COVID, we’re available to help you.

COVID induced Vision Problems – Part 1

In this video, I’m going to discuss visual problems that continue even after somebody has recovered from COVID-19. I’m Dr. Moshe Roth. I’m a neuro optometrist. I practice at Family Eye Care in Old Bridge, New Jersey. In our office, we see many individuals who suffered brain injury. Some are referred to our office by other doctors, neurologist, psychiatrist, sometimes by other optometrists. Some people are referred to our office by occupational therapists or physical therapists. Some of the patients that I’ve seen in the recent past are people who have recovered from COVID-19, but they describe visual and visually induced problems that have continued even after the disease seems to be over. Their symptoms are similar to individuals who’ve suffered a brain injury. Brain injuries are divided into two parts, acquired brain injuries, such as a stroke or a brain tumor and traumatic brain injuries such as a car crash or a fall. A concussion is called a mild traumatic brain injury.

New Jersey has the highest incidents of COVID 19 per population. Individuals who had COVID-19 can have symptoms that are similar to those who had an acquired or traumatic brain injury. They may suffer vision problems such as by an ocular vision dysfunction, including convergence insufficiency.

Patients may tell their doctors about their symptoms, but may be frustrated and getting relief. Most of the information available online to doctors relates to eye problems such as conjunctivitis or retinitis, but the problems that these individuals have are vision problems or visual problems rather than eye problems. Vision happens in the brain rather than the eye. These visual issues are very different from eyeglass problems.

Most people had COVID-19 recover completely within a few weeks. Once people have recovered and they no longer are contagious, they expect to feel back to normal. But some, even those who’ve had a mild version of this ceased and continue to experience symptoms after their recovery, much as patients who had a traumatic brain injury or concussion can have symptoms that continue in the next video, I’m ready to discuss the visual problems that some people have after having COVID and how we can help to solve them.

IH, 3 years old, with strabismus. Improvements in just 4 weeks, using Syntonic Phototherapy

Here this morning with IH who’s now three years old. She had an eye turn in or right. I would turn in before we prescribed the special eyeglasses. We’ve also used a special foil on the left side so that her brain will start to use the information from both eyes. She’s , she began seeing us about when she was two years old. , let’s pan over to mom. Mom, why don’t you put into your own words? What do you notice or what did you notice? What kind of problems did she have before? What do you notice now? What did we do?

Well, in the beginning, before we started seeing you are right, I would turn drastically. Once we started seeing you put her in his glasses and her right eye, I started to become more straight and working with her left eye said the shading has also helped her to look through me as we’ve seen a huge improvement with her. Very eyes are very happy.

What kind of therapies did we do?

We did some light therapy recently the shading therapy of the one eye and not have it on both of the eyes so that they could continue working together and being straight together. How did

You incorporate the syntonic photo therapy into your life?

With the, with the light therapy that we did, that was done, we did that actually every day it was recommended five to seven, but we use it every day. So we also saw that that helped. Right?

So now, the majority of her time, she’s able to use the two eyes together as a team at the point where she’s able to do to benefit from vision therapy. We’re going to be able to render that to her. It might be when she’s four years old or five years old, it might be a three and a half. , at that point we’re going to be able to make it so that she’s concrete or make sure that we’re both Pfizer working together as a team. Anything else that you’d like to add?

Just that it’s just such a dramatic difference than like before she came here with the eyeglasses and just even without her eyeglasses, she saves a lot straighter now than she originally.

Wonderful. I’m so glad that we’ve been able to help. Thank you so much.

How can someone determine if they need vision therapy either/in addition to their OT

Hi, I’m Dr. Moshe Roth. I’m a developmental optometrist. I practice in old bridge, New Jersey. This is the third in a series of what’s the difference between occupational therapy and vision therapy. Where do they differ? Where are they similar, which therapies right for your child.

If the child’s visual system is the underlying cause of a behavioral or a learning problem, then a personalized vision therapy program is usually the best answer to help the child gain the visual skills they need to succeed. So what is the best time to go to consider vision therapy for your child? The answer is simple and straightforward. If your child is struggling in school, it’s important to first be evaluated by a doctor who specializes in vision problems that affect learning. If a child has trouble with visually demanding tasks like homework or reading, or spelling or complaints of headaches, then a doctor that’s skilled in this area is able to evaluate and determine efficient therapies indicated.

It also applies to children will avoid sports. There may be an issue in judging space and how fast the ball is coming toward that developmental optometrists also work on sports vision.

The point is that a doctor of optometry and specifically a developmental optometrist is a doctor that provides the expertise needed to address the visual system and how somebody is able to read and learn. This is not the lesson, the benefits that occupational therapy provides. Okay. They’re excellent in what they do.

As I said before, there’s certainly an overlap between OT and PT. Likewise, there’s an overlap between OT and vision therapy. Within our vision therapy program, there’s a bit of what an OT does, but vision therapy is not OT. OTs and PTs often refer patients to our office.

OT sometimes reformed visual exercises with children, but only an eye doctor experience in vision therapy can provide therapeutic lenses and prisms and filters that enable the child to develop visual skills that are needed for school success. Not all optometrists are trained in vision therapy, vision therapy. I’m a fellow of the college of optometry and vision development, and that means that I’ve obtained certification in this subspecialty. My associate Dr. Tiomno has completed a residency program in our office.

Again, we’re happy to provide the evaluation and the treatment for vision-based learning problems. You can reach us at 732-679-2020. We’re located in Old Bridge, New Jersey.

Is Vision Therapy Successful with an Occupation Therapist or Does It Require a Specialist?

Should a child see it in occupational therapist or a doctor that provides vision therapy?

When a child struggles in school nearest naturally want to help at times, it’s definitely know what kind of help a child needs. And then where’s the best to provide that service.

Occupational therapists, OTs are as their title implies expert in providing care that enables somebody to do their occupation. A child’s occupation, so to speak is to do well in school. OTs are there for an employed by schools. Many OTs are in private practice and offer pediatric care and provide OT care outside the school system.

There also OTs that provide hand care and geriatric care.

OTs provide a vital and very valuable service.

School systems and their OTs are often stretched thin and can offer only a limited therapy program. It also draws the child out of the classroom and they may make, take them away from learning.

When a vision problem interferes with learning, the best place to turn is somebody who understands the visual system.

Optometrists are doctors trained in the eye and the admissions system developmental optometry is the sub specialty that understands how vision impacts learning and how vision develops.

These doctors provide vision therapy. How are OT and V and VT similar? How are they different? Perhaps we can offer some guidance for parents and educators. Most people are aware that there is an overlap between OT and PT or physical therapy.

There’s also an overlap with speech and language pathologists, some OTs and PTs say they provide vision therapy. Developmental optometrists will offer vision therapy. There are parts within a vision therapy program that are similar to OT and PT, but in vision therapy, as the name implies the main focus, no pun intended is vision.