What is visual optics

Visual analysis

We perceive over 80% of the senses with our eyes. But vision consists of much more than just the sharp image through two glasses or contact lenses. So it can happen that despite optimally adjusted glasses with the best possible correction of the ametropia, one does not have relaxed vision!
As early as the end of the 19th century, the foundations of today's functional optometry emerged in the USA with the knowledge that vision consists of the interaction of 4 sub-functions. These are motor skills (eye movements), vergence (aligning the visual axes with the visual object), accommodation (focusing the eye lenses) and processing or perception. If these functions do not work together optimally, this can lead to so-called asthenopic complaints (headaches, burning eyes, sensitivity to light, etc.) as well as reading and spelling weaknesses or learning, concentration and perception disorders.

Today there is also the fact that the demands on our vision have increased or changed dramatically in recent years. The digital world creates additional visual stress, as our vision is simply not designed for hours of close-up work or work on a computer screen in closed rooms.
One reason why myopia and dry eyes are also increasing!
In the visual analysis, in addition to screening, we mainly deal with measurements of the 4 sub-functions of vision using a set program. The evaluation then serves as a basis for visual training or other options for optimizing the visual system.

What is measured in the visual analysis and what does it cost?

The process of screening and measuring the 4 main functions of vision includes the following:

anamnese

Detailed anamnesis

Computer eye test

Objective measurement of eyesight with the computer and aberrometry (aberrations of the eyes)

Visual acuity

Visual performance of the eyes in the distance and near

refraction

Subjective measurement of precise eyesight

Visual functions

Very detailed measurement of all visual functions such as oculomotor, pupil function, accommodation, vergences, stereo vision and the endurance of the visual system

consultation

Comprehensive advice on optimizing the visual functions

Duration

approx. 60-90 minutes spread over at least 2 appointments

costs

89, - EUR including measurement of the current prescription (offsetting of 30, - EUR when buying glasses)

Recommendation for a visual analysis:

  • in the case of frequent lack of concentration or rapid fatigue, especially when reading
  • Reluctance to read, reading or writing slowly
  • poor athletic performance
  • Confusion of letters such as b and d, p and q
  • very close reading or writing distance
  • inaccurate drawing or unclean typeface
  • irregular spacing between words when writing
  • Inability to write in one line
  • Headache or burning eyes when reading or writing for a long time
  • asymmetrical head posture or head rotation
  • Letters slip into each other when reading
  • frequent losing the line when reading
  • quick forgetting of the read text
  • Frequent rubbing of the eyes or pinching
  • occasional double vision
  • it takes a long time to focus between distance and near vision (if you are under 40 years of age)
  • high sensitivity to glare
  • dry eyes
  • Problems with coordination and balance
  • frequent bumping into objects

How can visual problems be improved?

Since not all options are suitable for every case, a detailed analysis of the visual system is essential before recommending suitable measures!

  • with prism glasses
  • Wellness glasses
  • Visual hygiene tips (reading distance, lighting, etc.)
  • Vision training (probably from autumn 21)

Important NOTE:

The visual analysis is ideally carried out after a presentation of the problem to an ophthalmologist to clarify pathological causes.
Only if an eye disease can be ruled out does it make sense to start with the functional optometric measurement series.
Since we are not specialty child optometrists, we cannot take measurements on toddlers or children of preschool age.
We currently do not offer any visual training, but rather limit ourselves to analysis and correction with glasses. The visual training is expected to follow from mid / late 2021.

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