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 issues among others.
Our comprehensive center offers specialized services and cutting edge technology to empower those with sever vision impairment, enabling them to optimize their remaining vision, enhance their independence, and improve their quality of life.
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 are committed to provide tailored solutions for your vision condition, fostering independence and optimizing 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.
Meet Esight4: The Next Generation of wearable, Vision Enhancing technology
The state-of-the-art, wearable electronic glasses, are a life-changing device for people with low vision;
The Esight4 offers:
2) Tailored vision rehabilitation program
Our Vision rehabilitation program is for those with recent vision loss, are going blind, or have low vision. Our trained team offers all services, aiming to enhance your life by optimizing your remaining vision.
Our Rehab programs create a fresh perspective by training you to use alternative visual pathways instead of damaged areas like 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 identify and treat binocular vision issues through non-surgical programs. This includes RightEye* training, boosting comfort and efficient daily eye use. Our programs aid students,enhancing academic performancethrough improved supported vision care.
Our center can provide customized contact lenses, tailored to your vision needs, and comfort. Our skilled team fits lenses for all ages, even for the most complex conditions like Corneal Dystrophies (i.e. Keratoconus , PMD, Post-refractive and graft complications, etc.), High Refractive errors (such as astigmatism), Pediatric conditions, Presbyopia, Postsurgical and Dry Eye Syndrome.
Our Speciality Contact Lenses :
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 lenses address astigmatism.
- Multifocal lenses: have multiple prescription in one lens, targeting vision at different distances.
- Bandage lenses: shield and aid the healing or injured corneas by preventing mechanical rubbing of blinking eyelid, allowing it to heal.
- Pediatric lenses: cater to children’s specific needs.
2) Prosthetic contact lenses:
Provides 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:
Rigid gas permeable lens (GP) that corrects the astigmatism, combined with a soft lens surrounding it.
4) Rigid Gas Permeable lenses:
Rigid lenses made of durable plastics that allow oxygen to pass through the lens.
5) Scleral lenses:
Large-diameter gas permeable contact lenses for Keratoconus and other eye problems.
6) Orthokeratology lenses:
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 glued to the TV? More kids are becoming nearsighted daily. By 2020, it is estimated that 50% of the world’s population will be myopic – seeing nearby objects well, but distant ones like classroom whiteboard blurred.
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, contact lenses or glasses free.
Say Goodbye to Limitations & Embrace a Life filled with Brilliant Colors.
Discover our Cutting-Edge Vision Services Tailored specifically for individuals with Color Blindness.
It's not all Black and White :
Our Specialized Glasses Target 3 Main Types of Color Deficiencies :
- Deuteranomaly/ Deteranopia : reffered as "red-green" color blindness that affect a broad range of colors.
- Protanomaly / Protanopia : A less common subtype of red-green that mostly affects reds.
- Tritanomaly / Tritanopia : A very rare color blindness that affects 1 in 100 and specifically impacts the blue-yellow spectrum.
Experience Life in Full Colors with Pilestone Glasses*:
The most advanced Lens technology that enhances & seperates colors making it easier for the brain to distinguish different shades and hues.
Did you know that almost 80% of perceptual input in sports is visual? Good vision can be crucial for an athlete’s performance, with unique visual demands in each sports. Skills like coordination, concentration, visual processing speed, hand-eye coordination and accuracy are key.
Our Sports N Vision tailored program boosts these skills for better performance.