What is the aim of Microprism Lenses and Prism?

Microprism 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 location and the perception of objects in space. The internal shift on eye muscles via the incoming prism redirected 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, as light feeds the whole biophotonic transduction system of the body. For more information please read In Focus : Vision, Mind and Body or give our South Yarra clinic a call!

Who would benefit from this procedure?

People who are patiently and actively prepared to experience visuosomatic change to take place and not wanting quick symptomatic fixes. Setting a framework of good communication is of essence to facilitate redirection. A preparedness toward interactive change would be most beneficial. This work does not lend itself well to time constraints as it is unique to the individual to explore the possibilities of supported, redirected vision as changes take place.

What is good vision?

Vision is the perception of sight and its effect on being and motivation. Perception is unique to the individual and deals with consciousness, awareness and intent. Generally speaking, it is the ability to focus or lack thereof that is considered in optometric consultation. This is called Focal Vision. Logically one would consider Focal Vision to be responsible for all visual processes as to how things are perceived. What is not well known in the public arena, is that this is only one part of the Holography (from the Greek: holos = entire, graphia = picture) of vision. Another “vision” to consider is what is known as Ambient Vision. This deals with the focus and spatial continuity of body posture, balance, direction and movement. For the most part, this is subconsciously directed but can be consciously redirected when and where appropriate. Healthy Ambient Vision depends on communication between the conscious and subconscious domains of the body-dynamic with respect to Focal Vision. In brief: Vision is more than just seeing. It also requires the body to actively support it.

What is involved in a Microprism Optics Consultation and Treatment?

First time patients at our South Yarra clinic are asked to provide a thorough history of their health. This is discussed with the optometrist and any issues that they patient is look to have addressed. The consultation (for about one hour) will usually include a dynamic visual assessment, a retinal photography, optical coherence tomography and corneal topography. During and after consultation, differences in vision, mind and body dynamics are experienced. If a patient wishes to proceed with new lenses, a frame is selected (either the patient’s own or from Microprism Optics) and the appropriate lenses selected. The new prescription lenses are normally ready for collection one to two weeks after order and during the collection appointment (about 20 minutes) a Prismatic Integration process occurs with the new frames and lenses and dynamic prism bars. This process is critical to the quick adaptation and clarity of vision, although some exercises can provided over a Skype session. A follow up appointment normally occurs every six months to assess progress and whether new lenses are required, usually with a reduced prescription. Patients can return for further integration in between collecting their new prescription glasses and their next follow up appointment if required. 

What is experienced during the treatment process?

A change of visual perception. Most sensations and experiences are pleasant and easeful. Some patients even feel like their eyes are gently being massaged. Some changes require more work and integrative appointments to bring ease. Patience, perseverance, persistence and trust in these instances is required and helpful.

How long does it take to experience perceived vision improvement?

Results can occur immediately during the initial consultation. For example, people who have never been able to read, suddenly are able to, people with high prescriptions have their prescription lowered, people with restricted movements can move. Changes can occur on many physical, mental and emotional levels throughout the whole process. Complete reduction of prescription or to the lowest possible can take between months to many years, depending on the initial prescription, the active engagement of the patient and their overall health. Reduction of the prescription in step increment normally occurs with each consultation, although there can be fluctuations throughout the process. The process is unique for each individual.

What warranties are offered?

For non adaptation to lenses up to 3 months, with new lenses prescribed and provided at no extra charge. If patients do not adapt within a week to two it is recommended that further prismatic integration is done or the prescription reassessed and reworked. One to two year warranty on frames depending on the type of frame.

When should I come back for a retest?

Retests normally occur every six months. Change in vision is expected to occur within this time. However, if you experience any of the following at any stage, it’s time to give us a call our South Yarra clinic to book a retest or another prism integration.

  • Blurry/unclear vision
  • Headaches or pain
  • Muscle tension or eye strain
  • You’re not sure whether your vision is better with glasses on or off
  • You feel your vision has gotten worse
  • You don’t want to wear your glasses
  • You’ve lost your glasses
  • Your glasses are broken or scratched

Can the prescription lenses be made elsewhere?

We do not recommend that our lens and prism configurations be made elsewhere. We use a specific prism calculator (that is not used in other practices) that guarantees that prism is correctly positioned in primary gaze position, correlating to what was prescribed in the consulting room for our high quality progressive lenses. This is of prime importance, otherwise the integrative nature of the lenses will not work as intended. Our high quality, process control and tight tolerances to ensure exact requirements are met is well known and understood in our laboratories.

Can I get my frames elsewhere?

Certainly as long as they are of good ophthalmic frame quality!

How often is my prescription changed?

Normally every six months but can vary.

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