Neuro-Plasticity and Eye Rehabilitation
Assists with the integration of neurologically (brain) based issues that can affect vision, for example closed brain injuries, from motor car accidents or concussion.Find Out More
What Is Neuro-Plasticity and Eye Rehabilitation?
Neuroplasticity is all about how the brain can change the structure of its network of neurons.
Neurons are simply brain cells that send chemicals between each other to communicate a message throughout the brain and to the rest of the body.
If you say that the neurons have plasticity – the literal interpretation of the term neuroplasticity – means that their patterns of behaviour can be changed, as they’re malleable.
The brain can create new neurons, new connections between neurons, and can rearrange or get rid of older connections. So what does this mean for neuroplasticity therapy?
How Does Neuroplasticity Therapy Work?
In the past, scientists thought that the brain was static, but now we know that it can change, grow and even heal.
Neuroplasticity therapy takes advantage of the brain’s ability to be retrained into different patterns of behaviour. By helping the brain to create new networks of neurons, new behaviours can be established in the body. These lines of communication that support a desired therapeutic outcome – for example, strengthening the eye muscles – become fortified through practice and use. The more a relationship of neurons is called upon in everyday life, the stronger it gets. That’s the basic principle behind neuroplasticity and neuroplasticity therapy.
Prism Glasses as Neuroplasticity Therapy
The natural neuroplasticity of the brain can be leveraged for therapeutic purposes to improve vision. A recent scientific study has proven that using prism glasses to correct eyesight problems is a highly successful intervention. Prism glasses use light itself to encourage eye muscle movement and redirection. The results experienced over time can be a vast improvement in vision capabilities and a reduction in prescription strength. This effect of the prism glasses is only possible due to the process of brain neuroplasticity. By using the non-invasive neuroplasticity therapy, you may get impressive results as the brain relearns how to process visual information. At Microprism Vision, we make the most of the latest advances in neuroplasticity and brain science to retrain your neurons to see more clearly. Our holistic approach treats the body as a complete ecosystem and acknowledges the brain’s role in creating new behaviour in the body.
Microprism Vision has developed a sound form of neuro-rehabilitative optometry that can be used to help treat brain issues and restore vision in patients post surgery, with a brain injury or concussion. Neuro-rehabilitative optometry can help integrate brain, vision and body function in patients with multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, and other neurological degenerative diseases. In neuro-rehabilitative therapy, we rehabilitate the brain for better functioning and coordination of brain, vision and body.
Diagnosis and Eye Rehabilitation Treatment
We think of vision in a holistic way, meaning that it has a flow-on effect to all other body operations.
The brain is important because it interprets what our eyes see and creates our vision. Therefore, our vision is not just in our eyeballs − it’s a complex capability achieved through the interplay of multiple parts of the body. Our behavioural optometrist and QPS doctor is well versed in scientific theories that explain how the brain can change, heal and learn new ways of functioning through the development of new neural pathways. Combining this with cutting-edge developments in the use of prism glasses, we offer innovative methods of eye rehabilitation. Due to our expansive knowledge of brain function and its interplay with the eyes and the rest of the body, we can treat vision issues by taking a very unique approach.
Dr Michael Christian brings his background in neuroplasticity to the table in order to provide the best post surgery eye rehabilitation care possible to his patients.
Lens and prism configuration to support neuro-optometric rehabilitation processes
Using specific exercise movements to integrate eyes with body
Engaging patients with vision body flow exercises
Kinesthetic verbalisation to engage patients into new possibilities
Experiencing changes in vision and body function in consultation
Periodic review as indicated
Quantum Photo-Somatics is a dynamic process, activating the system to begin rearranging and realigning itself to a state of ease. On average, follow-up consultations resulting in a change of prescription occur on a 6-monthly basis. In most cases this is a decrease of prescription, allowing the system to continue moving forward. Where a prescription has increased, it is an indicator that more support is required at that moment, and will likely come down when conditions change.
However, if your new lenses aren’t delivering the comfort or improvement you expected within 100 days, we’re here for you. We’ll re-evaluate your eyes and make any adjustments that are required.
In the majority of cases, we find that a brief 15-30 minute consult suffices to determine the issue, and is usually a matter of further integration, or a slight adjustment to the prescription. These consultations are available free of charge within the 100 day warranty period.
- Progress and Support: In some cases, changes occuring as a result of the process may temporarily create some discomfort. Different stages of progress may require varying levels of support in order to reach the desired outcome.
- Consultation Fees: A consultation fee will be charged for consultations extending to an hour or more, given the extensive work involved.
- Discounted Lenses: If the outcome of your consultation is a significant decrease of prescription, new lenses will be prescribed at a 30% discount. Lens remakes under warranty are not honored for obvious improvements.
- Warranty Lens Remakes: If there’s another significant shift within the next 100 days, lens remakes we will remake your lenses free of charge.
As the outcomes of this work are highly individual, the application of this policy will have variability depending on the case, and is continually being adapted as the modality itself evolves.
Experience the Latest in Neuro-Plasticity and Eye Rehabilitation with Microprism Vision
At Microprism Vision, we work at the cutting-edge of developments in behavioural optometry and Quantum Photo Somatics. Our Docklands clinic takes a holistic approach, making full use of the most current technologies for vision therapy for adults and children. We can prescribe glasses and a range of other therapies to help correct your eye condition. Call us today to book in for an eye exam on (03) 9606 0330.
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Here’s How It Works…
Book In An Eye Test or Tele-Consult
If you’re ready to get started, there are 3 options to choose from. You can schedule a free 360° vision screening test, or you can book a comprehensive Quantum Photo Somatics test of your vision and eye health. If you’re unsure, and you’d like more information – book a free 10-minute, no-obligation telehealth consultation with our team.
We Find Out More About Your Vision
You’ll discuss your vision with our experienced optometrist, then we’ll devise a treatment that’s tailored to your specific needs and vision. This will include the use of Microprism™ lenses and prisms that aim to stop deterioration and improve your eyesight.
Follow Our Treatment Plan
Your new Microprism™ lenses will ‘work out’ your eyes as you wear them. They aim to change the way your eye muscles work, while supporting how your brain processes visual information… an integrative approach that has helped 1,000s of our clients improve their vision and health.
Monitor Results And Adjust Accordingly
The aim of your treatment plan is to improve your eyesight, mind and body function within 6 months – an aim we’re serious about achieving. If there is no improvement after wearing your Microprism™ lenses, we’ll make adjustments and replace your prescription free of charge!
Hear What Clients Say About Us…
Michael has exceptional skill, knowledge and wisdom. He has a deep and genuine care for his work and all of his clients – always completely present and responsive to the needs and concerns that you bring to each consultation – and also, holding the utmost integrity at all times.
– Sara Cohen
Dr Christian’s patient specific approach was inclusive of my existing prescribed treatments. It connected all the different approaches allowing them to work together. My body was very receptive as I felt more connected and at ease.
– Mark Richardson
I’m a tennis player and for me it wasn’t about needing glasses, but about wanting to gain every advantage on my opponents possible. I no longer stare and look at the ball, the gaze allows all the information I need in one frame. It now feels like it comes to me.
– Lewis Miles
Microprism Vision is more than just the maintenance and treatment for your eyes.
Dr Michael Christian has a holistic approach to treatment. When the whole body works in cohesion all your systems all start working to their maximum levels giving you a much better quality of life.
When you’re in complete alignment, not only does your quality of life improve dramatically but so does your attitude to living life to the fullest.
– Grant Hansen
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We help a range of vision and other health related problems by redirecting how light is presented to the body. People present with a range of issues including but not limited to:
- Sensitive eyes
- Poor vision
- Frustrated with vision
- Worsening vision
- Balance issues
- Complex issues
- Subconscious issues
- Low energy
- Low motivation
- Double vision
- Post stroke
- Post accident or injury
- Closed brain injury
- Post trauma
- Emotional stress
- Psychological issues
- Physical ailments
- Physical injuries
- Aches and pains
- Mobility issues
- Visual processing
- Performance and learning issues
- Turned eye
- Dry eyes
- Lazy eyes
We take a unique approach to vision and eye health by holistically and dynamically assessing vision, mind and body as a complete unit, working on conscious and subconscious levels.
Our unique methodology, Quantum (Energy) Photo (Light) Somatics (Body Movement) (QPS) has been developed by Dr Michael Christian. QPS supports Optometry and is an endorsed and accredited field with the IICT (International Institute of Complementary Therapies) myiict.com.
It engages a real time integrative feedback system of many factors, making adjustments, counter checks and further adjustments through the process.
Light uniquely and appropriately refracted through lens and prism combinations support and change factors such as breath, posture, balance, muscles, energy, nerves, emotions, movement and body functions, which in turn aims to positively affect the eyes and vision.
Once we understand the wearers profile, we prescribe balanced, highly customised, activating lens and prism prescriptions. These lenses aim to change the way the wearers eye muscles work while supporting how the brain processes visual information.
Just as you work out your body with weights and movement, the glasses we prescribe act as a personal trainer for your eyes that are designed to work just by wearing them, without the hassle of boring and limited time-consuming eye exercises.
The lenses aim to also encourage improvement of health conditions that are linked to, being caused by or exacerbated by poor vision, while aiming to avoid the usual deterioration of vision commonly experienced by long-term glasses wearers. The eyes affect the mind and body, and the mind and body affect the eyes.Both need optimal support. These links and relationships are thoroughly investigated in depth for each person.
Just as good air, food and water provides integral fuel for the body, good light, presented correctly, provides integral fuel for vision and mind.
The function of your eyes has a flow on effect to the rest of your mind and body. Just as changing any nerve or muscle group in the body does.
Microprism integrative prescriptions are derived by focusing two eyes together in specific binocular refractive patterns for clear perspective and detail discrimination. In Microprism progressive lens manufacturing, the prism is located in unique non-traditional active locations to ensure clear, open, comfortable and dynamic vision. Microprism directional prisms (up, down, in and out summations) are located differently and affect eye muscles, changing eye shape and location and the perception of objects within a space. The internal shift on eye muscles via the incoming prism re-directed light, effects and brings into alignment and balance, how near, distance and perspective are observed. This ideal state of alignment brings ease to the optical, motor and sensory system and has a positive flow on effect to the rest of the body. Light feeds the whole biophotonic transduction system of the body.
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Eyewear And Optometry Services
Behavioural Optometry, Quantum Photo Somatics Therapy and more – we have a wide range of services that aim to improve common visual impairments, mind and body health.
NOT SURE IF THIS COULD WORK FOR YOU?
Book A Free 360° Vision Test
Since 2001, Microprism Vision’s have helped over 9,315 people to improve their vision and eye health, and it can all start with a free 10 minute, 360° vision test!
You’ll try on prism lenses while we test your vision under real world conditions – seated, standing, walking, at a distance, and in close range to a screen and objects. You’ll experience the benefits of prism first-hand!
Book your free test with us today and start your journey to better vision.