How Syntonics Can Help You

The power of light is much more than what meets the eye and can truly make an impact on your quality of life when used as treatment through syntonics. Read more to learn about syntonics and how it can help improve various vision conditions.

How Syntonics Can Help You in Chattanooga

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What is Syntonics?

Syntonics, or optometric phototherapy, is the branch of ocular science dealing with the application of selected light frequencies through the eyes. The word syntonics is derived from the word “syntony,” which means to bring the body into balance. It has been used clinically for over 70 years in the field of optometry with continued success in the treatment of visual dysfunctions such as strabismus (eye turns), amblyopia (lazy eye), focusing and convergence problems, and the visual field constrictions associated with visual stress or trauma.

Patients who may be candidates for syntonics are diagnosed by symptoms, vision evaluation, visual/motor performance, and peripheral vision sensitivity. Syntonics may be used as the primary treatment or to support in-office or home based vision therapy.

Since eighty percent of learning occurs by way of the eyes, inefficient visual function can adversely affect all aspects of one’s life, including academic achievement, athletic performance, proficiency at work, and other activities of daily living.

How Syntonics Works

Syntonics uses colored light produced by a small lamp, or a combination of a lamp and wearable filters.  The typical treatment for syntonics requires a patient to sit in a darkened room and view the colored light for up to 20 minutes at a time over a span of approximately 20 sessions.  After completing the appropriate number of sessions, the patient will slowly begin to experience improved visual skills.

The color of the filter to be used in the lamp is determined by the doctor and is based on the specific diagnosis or diagnoses. Syntonics filters should never be used by someone who is not under direct supervision of a doctor.

 

How Syntonics Works
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For further information, visit: http://www.collegeofsyntonicoptometry.com/home.html

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  • Vision therapy is well worth the response, time and effort. Our Son had a hard time focusing and writing neatly. After vision therapy Seth could complete a task in half the time if previously took. His abilities to focus improved greatly and so did his handwriting.

    Also, he was better at listening. As a parent, we wanted learning to be fun for our Son, and vision therapy made this possible.


    Amanda T.

  • Vision Therapy is well worth the expense, time and effort. Our son had a hard time focusing handwriting neatly. After vision therapy Seth could complete a task in half the time it previously took his abilities to focus and improved greatly and so did his handwriting.

    Also, he was better at listening. As a parent you wanted learning to be fun for our son and vision therapy made this possible.


    Alexa H.

  • Vision Therapy has given or son the tools he needs to be able to scan and read the written word more effectively and efficiently.

    He love working with John and these working sessions give him the motivation to gladly work on his homework assignments.

    It amazed us to see the difference in the tracking of his eyes and along a line of it's from the beginning to the end of the treatment.

    Dr. McBryar , Kristen and John  are all marvelous and we would recommend them to anyone I only wish that we would have found them sooner!


    Charlotte M.

  • Prior to coming to the institute for vision development my son complained of daily headaches. Therapy has eliminated his headaches completely. I love knowing my son is able to learn pain-free for the rest of his life because of the work that has been done over just a few weeks in this office. He he absolutely loved coming that didn't even feel like going to a doctor or therapy. We are grateful for the relief he was able to find by coming here.

    Thank you!


    Olivia C.

  • Seems much less frustrated with life

    Reads non-stop and fast

    Spelling abilities have been hugely improved

    Seems much more confident

    Thank You!!!


    Kelly O.

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