Vision Rehabilitation Center
What is VRC?
The first Vision Rehabilitation Center (VRC) in Lebanon
Today, with its new addition, the VRC, Optique et Vision takes visual care to a higher level, specializing in cases such as “Low Vision”, learning difficulties, neurological problems among others.Our center includes a full scope of unique expertise services and latest technologies, dedicated to support those with severe vision problems and vision loss;
to make use of their remaining vision, live more independently and achieve an optimum quality of life.
Our mission is to advance vision testing by taking into consideration a person’s ability to see, as well as enhancing their visual comfort and the ability to use their eyes.
What is Low Vision?
Low Vision is the loss of eyesight that cannot be corrected with regular eyeglasses, contact lenses, medicine or surgery.
What Causes Low Vision?
There are many causes of low vision but the most common vision impairing conditions are: Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD), Diabetic retinopathy, Cataract, Retinitis Pigmentosa, Glaucoma, Stargadt’s Disease.
What Solutions Do We Have?
At the VRC, our specialists dedicate themselves to finding the most accurate and customized solutions for your eye condition. Through our services, you can learn to live independently and maximize the use of your remaining vision:
1) Latest technology in Low vision aids:
Our centers offer a wide variety of low vision aids such as a manual magnifier, handled magnifier, Esight*, Zoomax, along with environmental modifications and advice to make sure that you are fully taken care of both in the clinic and at home.
Esight3 electronic glasses:
These glasses are a life-changing device for people with low vision. With state-of-the-art electronic magnifiers that automatically change focus between far and near magnification, they offer users high-resolution images that can magnify up to 24 times with adjustable contrast, brightness and color.
2) Tailored vision rehabilitation program
Vision rehabilitation services are for those who have recently lost vision, are going blind, or have low vision, and at VRC, a team of specially trained professionals provide all our services.
We provide rehabilitative programs with the aim of improving quality of life by training you to better use your residual vision after having lost several parts of the retina. These trainings can help you open a new window in the retina to look through rather than looking through the damaged area (the macula).
According to the American Optometric Association 1 out of 4 children has an undetected vision problem related to eye movement control, eye coordination and visual perception that affects their ability to learn. These difficulties cannot be detected through typical vision screenings, but fortunately can be treated with the appropriate vision therapy.
What Solutions Do We Have?
At the VRC, we work on detecting binocular vision problems and addressing them using non-surgical therapy programs. These programs include RightEye* training that leads to enhanced visual comfort and the ability to use the eyes more efficiently in everyday activities. With our training programs, we can help school children improve their academic and learning performances with supported vision care.
The most advanced eye-tracking patented technology, that offers a more comprehensive vision exam to identify, diagnose and treat underlying vision issues in just 5 minutes, which a standard eye exam cannot do. When treated, patients can resolve many of their readings problems as well as improve their athletic performance.
We offer a variety of contact lenses that can be customized based on your needs.
They are made by taking detailed measurements of your eyes and taking into account specific variations in order to create a custom fit for best vision and comfort.
Our highly experienced VRC team can fit lenses for people of all ages and even for those with the most complex vision conditions that need customized lenses such as: Corneal dystrophies (i.e. Keratoconus, PMD, post refractive and graft complications…) or High refractive errors including astigmatism, Pediatric conditions, Presbyopia ,postsurgical and Dry Eye Syndrome.
Our Different Lenses available:
1) Soft contact lenses:
These different soft lenses are made from softer more flexible materials that conform to the shape of the eye:
- For spherical and cylindrical corrections, lenses can be used to correct nearsightedness or farsightedness when the eye is spherical, or equal in all meridians of the eye. Cylindrical corrections can be used in lenses to correct astigmatism.
- Multifocal contact lenses: are made with different lens powers, targeting vision at varying distances. Simply, they are contact lenses with multiple prescriptions in one lens.
- Bandage contact lenses: are designed to protect an injured or diseased cornea from the mechanical rubbing of the blinking eyelids, therefore allowing it to heal.
- Pediatric contact lenses: can be used specifically for children based on the individual child’s need.
2) Prosthetic contact lenses:
that can provide cosmetic, therapeutic, and psychological benefits to patients to conceal a disfigurement and/or to provide therapeutic aid to sighted eyes for better quality of life.
3) Hybrid lenses:
Their special characteristics are that they have rigid gas permeable lens (GP) to correct the astigmatism, but also a soft lens surrounding it.
4) Rigid Gas Permeable lenses:
that are rigid lenses made of durable plastics that allow oxygen to pass through the lens.
5) Scleral lenses:
are large-diameter gas permeable contact lenses for keratoconus and other eye problems.
6) Orthokeratology lenses:
are a type of rigid gas-permeable contact lens worn at night to gently and temporarily reshape the cornea that can improve vision.
What is Myopia?
Is your child sitting too close to the television again? There are a growing number of children becoming myopic every day. In fact, it is estimated that by the year 2020, 50% of the world’s population will be myopic. Nearsightedness, or myopia is a visual condition in which you can see close objects clearly, but objects farther away appear blurred such as TV screens or a whiteboard in school.
What causes Myopia?
- Heredity, ethnicity, and family background
- Under or over-corrected vision
- Increased exposure to close work especially at a younger age: reading, playing video games, using smartphones and tablets
What solutions do we have?
Luckily, at VRC, there are several ways to slow the progression of myopia such as:
1) Multifocal glasses
Often multifocal glasses can help your children become less nearsighted in adulthood than single vision glasses.
2) Multifocal soft contact lenses
Multifocals are designed to help your children see well at various distances, especially as they age.
By using a rigid gas permeable contact lens, the front surface of your child’s eye can be gently reshaped while he/she sleeps. He/she can enjoy clear vision the next day free of contact lenses or glasses.
Did you know that almost 80% of perceptual input in sports is visual? Strong vision can be crucial for an athlete’s performance and each sport has its unique visual demands and challenges. However, all sports require skills such as: coordination, concentration, visual processing speed, hand-eye coordination and accuracy and other visually-related abilities used when playing sports.
Our program is customized for each athlete to help improve these professional skills for an enhanced performance.
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