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 Olympia

American Family Vision Clinic

What is Syntonics?

Syntonic phototherapy may be today’s most advanced clinical science in light therapy. Since the 1920′s it has been used effectively by optometrists to treat patients who have inefficient visual function. It 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.

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
Symptoms that can be treated with Syntonics

Symptoms that can be treated with Syntonics

  • Blurred or fluctuating vision
  • Eye turn or lazy eye
  • Double vision
  • Eye strain or fatigue
  • Reduced peripheral vision
  • Glare or light sensitivity
  • Night vision problems

Syntonics can be used as the primary treatment or to support other therapies to aid in the remediation of accommodative/convergence problems, asthenopia, ametropia, visual attention deficit, vision-related learning and behavior problems, and visual field constrictions associated with visual stress, brain injury, degenerative ocular disorders, and emotional trauma. Light therapy is also commanding respect in the medical community as its benefits are investigated in the treatment of jet lag, PMS, sleep disorders and conditions related to the body’s daily rhythms. Exposure to certain colors has also been found to affect behavior, mood and physiological functions.

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

Testimonials


Such a nice optician. My grandson is only 4 and needs glasses. We were so sad, but he explained the issues, and we will follow up as he suggested.


Anna P.

I had such a good experience with the clinic. Very friendly staff and doctor, did not have to wait for long to be called, and was treated respectfully. Thanks, American Family.


June S.

Dr. Zurcher has gone above and beyond what any other eye doctor has ever done to figure out what is going on with my eyes. Very happy with American Family Vision.


Christine R.

Family Vision Clinic changed our lives! My daughter was frequently car sick, and she was getting headaches every day, often painful enough that they brought her to tears. We saw a string of doctors and therapists, but we made no progress. Finally, we found Dr. Levi Zurcher and his eye therapist Rain. After ten weeks of eye therapy my daughter no longer gets headaches, and she no longer gets car sick. Daily tears are a thing of the past. I really can’t say enough about this clinic. It was fascinating to watch Dr. Zurcher work. For the first time, someone who knew what they were doing was intently studying my daughter, really trying to figure out all of her eye issues, and his therapist Rain is one of the most patient and lovely people that I’ve ever had the good fortune to meet. We’re finished with eye therapy—yay!—and I have switched to American Family Vision Clinic for all of my family’s other eye health needs.


Lars Wulff

Very professional, yet kind and helpful. They do what they can to make the appointment comfortable. I was running a bit late, I made sure ti call. They were able to switch me with a patient who was already there, they treated me with respect, and helped my son have confidence by getting him the eye care he needed that day. Thank you so much! Would recommend to anyone. It's a blessing that they care enough to work with people who have all different types of insurance from work to state coverage.


Justin E.

The staff is friendly. The Doc is very knowledgeable. The office is family friendly and everyone is so patient with the little ones.


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