At Microprism Optics, we take a holistic approach to eye health and function using innovative practical and diagnostic methods. Our eye assessments use cutting-edge technology to correctly diagnose behavioural challenges in the eyes.
The initial consultation and eye test will usually involve a dynamic visual assessment, photography of the eye with a retinal camera, optical coherence tomography and corneal topography. Sometimes a pressure test and applied kinesiology are also used to identify muscle issues that may be contributing to eye problems. Kinesiology offers a way to ‘talk’ to the body through muscle testing in order to find the areas that are experiencing difficulty.
Here is a brief summary of what some these diagnostic tools mean:
This form of optometry assists with the integration of neurologically (brain) based issues that can affect vision, for example closed brain injuries, from motor car accidents or concussion. It also includes vision, brain and body integration for patients with conditions such as multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, post operative care and other neurological degenerative diseases and anomalies.
At our South Yarra clinic, we believe that vision is a major part of brain processing and changing muscle use, and vision using appropriate microprism and lens combinations can affect neurological pathways.
Specific process, function and task related: Behavioural optometry deals with a variety of processing disorders such as dyslexia and concentration issues. ADHD and various forms of autism are also facilitated into a greater ease of visual consciousness that has positive effects on behaviour. Changing spatial context and perspective using appropriate lens and prism can positively affect and change these conditions.
Vision is not a process that occurs in isolation to the rest of the body. It affects posture, balance, movement, intention and even emotions. Holistic optometry looks at the connection of all of these domains so that they can work seamlessly together giving a more enriching experience to see, feel, be and do well. Testing is primarily done under binocular conditions with ambient lighting, not isolating the two eyes. Although we have two eyes we have one vision that needs to be coordinated in conjunction with the rest of the body to work well together. All patients at our South Yarra clinic can benefit from this process.
These prism glasses aim to deliver holistic vision training, reduced lower prescriptions and vision, mind and body improvement as described on this website.
Prismatic Integration can be explained as the process of massaging the eyes with light to trigger integration with the microprism lenses.
We value and respect your decision to purchase your new prescription glasses from Microprism Optics. Part of the process of ensuring good, clear vision and adaptation to your new lenses is the dynamic prismatic integration process, which uses lenses and specific movements of prisms (flippers) and prism bars, in front of your new glasses to ensure exact alignment. This process is carried out on collection of your new script from our South Yarra premises.
Prismatic integration, when done correctly, allows for an ease of vision and the various parts of the visual system to become more harmonised with each other. The ability to regulate visual processing is easier. Prismatic Integration realigns the visual system and brings back the visual posture you had at the time of your initial or subsequent follow-up consultations, at which your script was determined. It also helps adaptation to progressive lenses.
This is important, as after your initial or subsequent consultations with Dr Michael, your visual system, while in transition, can switch back to its old patterns based on experience, habit and wearing your old glasses. A person can be locked into a way of seeing which can make adaptation to the new form of prescription difficult. A prismatic integration is a reset and eye work up using light at both conscious and subconscious levels.
Even if you feel you see reasonably well by just putting your new glasses on yourself, you may be missing a small part of the clearer vision that could be obtained if you had experienced the prismatic integration. It is also important that the frame is adjusted and sitting correctly on your face. Understandably, coming to collect your prescription can be difficult for people from far-away places, but please call our South Yarra practice and ask to speak to Dr Michael if you suspect any difficulty in adapting to your new lenses and he will endeavour to help via a call or Skype session.
The dynamic realignment of binocular vision anomalies including lazy eyes – amblyopia, eye movement disorders, turned eyes – tropias and Visual Personal Training for high performance in sport and cognitive demand of study and work.
We supply a full spectrum contact lens service ranging from daily disposables to complex RGP contact lens prescriptions.
This photography is used to document any abnormalities of disease process affecting the eye and disease such as diabetes, age-macular degeneration, glaucoma, neoplasm of choroid, cranial nerves, retinal or eyeball.
Applied Kinesiology can help diagnosis of illness by testing muscles for strength and weakness. It’s a way of obtaining feedback from the body on the state of its health.
3D detailed images from within the biological tissue of the eye/retina.
This process maps the surface curvature of the cornea, the outer structure of the eye.
Used to monitor central and peripheral vision and monitor glaucoma.
Use of non-coherent biologically active light and coloured filters to relax and energise vision and body.
We can recommend a variety of supplementation for vision and body health.
We offer a comprehensive and diverse range of modern frame brands and models and a complete service and warranty of frames.