Light therapy is recommended by Dr. Wylie when a patient has a reduced visual field. A visual field dysfunction means that your brain is working harder to process visual information than it ought to. This often results in fatigue, stress, frustration, or academic difficulties. Dr. Wylie frequently prescribes a simple and relaxing therapy regimen that can open up the pathways of the brain to more easily process visual information. The clinical term for this therapy is Syntonics, or light therapy.
Syntonics is the Optometric application of various frequencies (colors) of light into the eyes to facilitate the treatment of a number of visual deficits. Though the use of colored light treatment has been used in the United States for over 100 years it is only within the last two decades that scientific research has been able to “illuminate” some of the cellular physiology attributed to light. Please visit www.collegeofsyntonicoptometry.com to read more about this mode of treatment.