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Jul 20, 2018
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About Prisms and Their Importance in Vision Correction

At Plano Vision Center, we understand the significance of prisms in vision correction. Prisms are specialized optical devices that can be incorporated into eyeglasses or contact lenses to help individuals with certain visual abnormalities. They work by bending light rays, thus altering how images are perceived by the eyes.

How Do Prisms Help Correct Vision Issues?

Prisms are commonly used for individuals who have difficulties with binocular vision, which refers to the coordinated movement of both eyes. When the eyes don't align properly, it can lead to various vision problems such as double vision, eyestrain, and headaches. Prisms can help address these issues by redirecting the light entering the eyes, allowing the brain to process the images more accurately.

By strategically placing prisms in eyeglasses or contact lenses, our optometrist, Dr. Baron Rick W, can help correct the alignment of the eyes, ultimately improving the patient's visual comfort and clarity. It's important to note that prisms are not a standalone solution but rather a complementary component of a comprehensive vision correction plan.

Conditions That May Benefit from Prisms

Prisms are often prescribed for various eye conditions, including:

  • Strabismus: Also known as crossed eyes, strabismus refers to the misalignment of the eyes. Prisms can assist in reducing the appearance of misalignment and improving binocular vision.
  • Diplopia: Commonly referred to as double vision, diplopia occurs when the eyes fail to work together correctly. Prisms can help merge the two images into one, eliminating the double vision effect.
  • Nystagmus: Nystagmus is characterized by involuntary eye movements. The use of prisms can help stabilize the eyes, reducing the intensity of the movements.
  • Convergence Insufficiency: This condition involves the inability to coordinate both eyes inward when focusing on nearby objects. Prisms can aid in improving convergence ability, leading to clearer vision.

The Importance of Professional Evaluation and Prescription

It's crucial to seek professional evaluation and prescription when considering prisms for vision correction. At Plano Vision Center, Dr. Baron Rick W, our experienced optometrist, will conduct a comprehensive eye examination to determine the specific prism prescription required for your unique visual needs.

During the evaluation, Dr. Baron Rick W will evaluate your eye alignment, measure the prism strength needed, and recommend the appropriate corrective measures. Our team will ensure a customized solution tailored to your individual condition, ensuring optimal visual performance.

Trust Plano Vision Center for Your Prism Needs

As a leading optometry practice in Chicago, Illinois, Plano Vision Center takes pride in delivering top-notch eye care services. Dr. Baron Rick W and our dedicated team are committed to providing our patients with personalized treatment and the latest advancements in vision correction.

If you are experiencing issues with your vision, especially related to binocular vision abnormalities, we encourage you to schedule a consultation at Plano Vision Center. Dr. Baron Rick W will assess your condition, explore the potential benefits of prisms, and recommend the most suitable treatment plan to enhance your visual acuity and quality of life.

Experience the difference of exceptional eye care at Plano Vision Center. Contact us today to schedule your appointment.