optometry services  Albuquerque, NM
Here at , we know how important proper eye care is. We are dedicated to providing the highest level of service so you can have the vision you deserve.

We truly believe in routine eye examinations so that you can see as clearly as possible. Once you have to get glasses or contacts, it is even more important to watch the health of your eyes. You also need routine checks to ensure your prescription has not changed.

To ensure good eye health and vision, we are very proud to offer the following services:

Vision Therapy  Albuquerque, NM

Vision Therapy

Accurate vision is an important part of performing well at work, school, and in other everyday activities. In certain cases, however, medical conditions or injury may lead to visual impairment. For individuals with functional limitations resulting from visual impairment, visual rehabilitation can improve or restore everyday abilities. The most effective model for visual rehabilitation is one in which a patient receives input from his or her optometrist, medical doctor, psychologist, neurologist, and other allied health professionals to create an individualized visual rehabilitation plan.

Visual Rehabilitation Procedures
Visual rehabilitation involves constructing an individualized treatment plan to address each person’s unique issues. In some cases, this may involve occupational therapy to make a person’s environment easier to navigate. For many patients, however, vision therapy offered by an optometrist is an excellent way to improve or fully restore visual functioning.

Analogous to physical therapy for the vision system, vision therapy involves special exercises designed to retrain eye-brain circuits to perform more normally. Patients may be asked to view objects through special prism lenses, focus on an object as it moves, coordinate eye-body movements, or perform computerized tasks. Over time, these exercises improve visual deficits and reduce functional impairment.

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Sports Vision Training  Albuquerque, NM

Sports Vision Training

Doctors estimate that up to 80 percent of perceptual input in sports comes from the eyes.1 In sports, vision has the potential to affect an athlete’s performance, including clarity of sight, motor performance (the ability to perform specific tasks), and information processing.2

Sports Vision Training Enhances Athletic Performance:

  • Dynamic visual acuity is the ability to see things clearly while in motion, or the ability to track a moving object.
  • Visual concentration is the ability to prepare for, select, and maintain awareness of specific locations, objects, or attributes of the visual scene.
  • Eye tracking is the ability to “track” from left to right or up and down in an efficient manner, and to “follow” the movement of objects.
  • Eye-hand-body coordination is the ability of the vision system to coordinate the information received through the eyes to control, guide, and direct the hands and body in the accomplishment of a given task.
  • Visual memory is the ability to retain memory of objects when the visual stimulus is no longer available.
  • Visualization is the act of viewing or achieving a complete visual impression of an object.
  • Peripheral vision is what is visible to the eye outside of the central area of focus; side vision.
  • Visual reaction time is the time between seeing the stimulus and responding to the stimulus.
  • Depth perception is the ability of an observer to judge the spatial relationships of objects, especially their relative distance from the observer and from one another.
  • Eye accommodation is the ability of the eye to change its focus from distant to near objects and vice versa.

Before training begins, we administer a Sports Vision Evaluation which entails a comprehensive suite of tests, assessing the areas of visual function needed to increase performance.

Our vision therapists provide innovative sports vision training that incorporates coordinated movement, balance, auditory processing and cognitive skills with a personalized approach. Each session is one-on-one, conducted under doctor supervision. Our therapy model gives athletes the visual abilities they need to succeed on and off the field.

1Arie B, Sports Vision: How enhancing your vision can give you that extra edge in competition. Peak Performance. 2—2; 188:6-8

2Erickson G. Sports Vision: Vision Care for the Enhancement of Sports performance. St. Louis, MO. Butterworth-Heinemann Elsevier; 2007

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