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Therapeutic Optometrist Maplewood

Therapeutic Optometrist Maplewood

Whether you realize it or not, there are a lot more serious things that can go wrong with your eyes than visual acuity deficits such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism and presbyopia. One particularly dangerous affliction is glaucoma — a constellation of diseases that are generally characterized by elevated pressure inside the eye (a.k.a. “intraocular pressure”). Indeed, coming in just behind cataracts — or clouding of the eye lens — glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness worldwide today. Fortunately, though, medical science has advanced enough to be able to deal with a large proportion of glaucoma cases, provided patients receive prompt attention. That’s why the vision experts here at the Maplewood therapeutic optometrist practice of Maplewood Vision Care always conduct comprehensive eye exams that include glaucoma screening as well as the familiar visual acuity screenings.

Maplewood Eye Exams

Maplewood Eye Exams

What makes glaucoma an especially scary condition is that it quite often starts doing irreversible damage to your eyes before you even notice symptoms. In fact, by the time you do start to feel pain or become aware of vision changes, it’s usually impossible to recover what’s been lost. This is why it’s so important to get your eyes checked out by our Maplewood therapeutic optometrist at least every two years. What does a glaucoma test at Maplewood Vision Care involve? Thanks to technology, all you have to do is look into a binocular viewfinder for a minute or so. Each eye will receive a gentle puff of air, and (amazingly) computerized instrumentation will be able to measure how much your eyes give in response to the air hitting them. You doctor will analyze this information and let you know if your eye pressure is too high. If it is, you’ll be treated.

Yes, we understand you’re busy and that making it to an eye appointment can be a challenge. Still, we here at Maplewood Vision Care are pretty confident that you think preserving your vision is worth the relatively small time commitment. Plus, with our new online schedule-maker, making an appointment with our Maplewood therapeutic optometrist is easier than ever. Don’t put your sense of sight at risk any longer. Set up a comprehensive eye exam today!

Glaucoma Testing Maplewood
1955 Springfield Avenue
Maplewood, New Jersey 07040
(973) 512-4191

Optometrist Maplewood

Optometrist Maplewood

Athletic performance is dependent upon many factors and all too often, vision is ignored once good visual sharpness or protective eyewear is obtained. Sports vision care with our Maplewood optometrist, Dr. Dennis Delesio, makes use of basic and developmental vision therapy. This therapy improves speed and accuracy of visual judgments, helps our sports-minded patients to better understand their movement capacity, and direct their movement appropriately. Enhancements in these areas provide our patients with the best chance to make the most of their talent and achieve a higher level of success in their sport. Basically, sports vision is a specialty field at Maplewood Vision Care that examines how athletes use vision in play, helping them to improve their performance by improving their visual skills. Our vision is composed of many skills, and much like exercise and practice can increase our speed and strength, it can also improve our vision skills. Our Maplewood optometrist focuses on specific vision skills and uses special exercises to improve them. There are certain types of exercises that can also be helpful when combined with a total program of sports vision care.

Maplewood Eye Care

Maplewood Eye Care

Dr. Delesio knows that the philosophy behind testing and improving visual skills differs with each sport. For example, it’s important for a golfer to have good eye-hand-body coordination, depth perception, and timing. Visual memory is not as important, yet extremely useful for team athletes who must continually know where other players and objects are, in order to make their next move. Eye-foot-body coordination is crucial for tennis and soccer players, while peripheral vision is important for basketball. Skiers need contrast sensitivity, necessary to see every shadow in the snow in front of them so they know when to turn.

Some athletes and student athletes have visual difficulties and will require individual, professional attention from our Maplewood optometrist. These patients will not benefit from vision exercises alone and our assessment can identify your individual problems and needs, pertaining to your specific sport. A thorough eye examination at Maplewood Vision Care is the best place to start and be sure to always wear the appropriate protective eyewear for your sport.

Sports Vision Therapy Maplewood
1955 Springfield Avenue
Maplewood, New Jersey 07040
(973) 512-4191