colored light therapy

(Phototherapy or Colored Light Therapy) at Family Eye Wellness

At Family Eye Wellness, we are committed to providing the latest and most effective treatments for our patients. One such cutting-edge treatment we offer is Syntonics, also known as phototherapy or colored light therapy.

What is Syntonics (Phototherapy)?

"Syntonics," derived from the word syntony (meaning to bring into balance), refers to achieving a balanced, integrated nervous system. In order for new functions to occur, certain biochemical conditions in the brain must be present. Neurotransmitters trigger this biochemistry, enabling the formation of synaptic connections and promoting movement and growth in new directions. Syntonics involves exposure to colored light of specific wavelengths to improve visual function and balance the autonomic nervous system via the retinal-hypothalamus brain connection. This therapy has been used for decades and is supported by a growing body of research.

Light therapy is used to treat a variety of medical and psychological conditions.

For example:

  • Neonatal Jaundice: Blue light therapy (phototherapy) is used to break down excess bilirubin in newborns.

  • Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD): White light therapy is used in treating non-seasonal depression.

  • Psoriasis: Ultraviolet (UV) light therapy helps slow the growth of skin cells and reduce inflammation.

  • Chronic Pain: Infrared light therapy is used to reduce pain and inflammation, promoting healing in conditions such as arthritis and neuropathy.

These are just some examples, and research is ongoing to explore and expand the applications of light therapy in treating various other conditions. In optometry, the application of phototherapy to address visual dysfunctions is known as Syntonics.

Visual Conditions Treated with Syntonics

Syntonics has been shown to be effective in treating a variety of conditions, including:

  • Strabismus (Crossed Eyes): Helps in aligning the eyes properly.

  • Amblyopia (Lazy Eye): Improves the communication between the eyes and the brain.

  • Vision-related Learning Disabilities: Enhances visual processing and reduces related symptoms.

  • Visual deficits post Traumatic Brain Injury/Concussion: Aids in recovery by restoring visual function.

  • Stress-Related Visual Problems: Alleviates symptoms caused by stress and fatigue.

What to Expect During Your Syntonics Session

Dr. Patel will conduct a thorough examination to determine the specific needs of your visual system. You will then be exposed to specific colors of light for a set amount of time, typically ranging from a few minutes to 20 minutes. The number of sessions required varies depending on the condition being treated and the individual’s response to therapy.

Syntonics can bring balance to the sympathetic ("fight or flight") and parasympathetic ("rest and digest") nervous systems. For this reason, you may see other improvements aside from visual function, such as:

  • Improved behavior

  • Less anxiety

  • Better focus and concentration

Benefits of Syntonics

  • Non-Invasive: No surgery or medication is required to perform this treatment.

  • Painless: The therapy is gentle and does not cause discomfort.

  • Effective: Many patients experience significant improvements in their visual function and overall well-being.

  • Safe: Syntonics is a safe treatment with minimal side effects.

Why Choose Family Eye Wellness for Syntonics?

  • Expert Care: Dr. Pooja Patel is trained and certified in administering Syntonics therapy through the College of Syntonic Optometry.

  • Personalized Treatment: We tailor each Syntonics session to meet the unique needs of our patients.

  • Comprehensive Approach: We integrate Syntonics with other treatments and therapies to provide holistic eye care.

Schedule Your Consultation Today!

If you are interested in learning more about Syntonics and how it can benefit you, we invite you to schedule a consultation with Dr. Pooja Patel at Family Eye Wellness. Our team is dedicated to helping you achieve optimal eye health and visual function.

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