If you’ve been told that prisms will not help your headache, dizziness or balance problems, don’t give up. There’s still hope, even if you’ve failed with prism treatment in the past. Our method at the Neuro Visual Center of New York is very different from that of other optometrists because it follows the techniques taught by of one of the top neurovisual specialists in the country, Dr. Debby Feinberg of Vision Specialists of Michigan.
How the Feinberg Method Came About
Dr. Debby began her life-changing work in the diagnosis and treatment of BVD in 1995, when she discovered a way to identify the very slight visual misalignments that regular eye exams miss. Over the course of almost 25 years, Dr. Debby has treated thousands of patients, many of whom suffered from post-concussive syndrome. Not content to keep these revolutionary treatment methods to herself, however, Dr. Debby began teaching others her technique, which became known as the Feinberg method. One of her first students was our very own Dr. Cheryl Berger Israeloff.
What a Neurovisual Examination Entails
Neurovisual examinations at the Neuro Visual Center of New York include many unique tests which not only help detect very subtle eye misalignments in both the vertical and horizontal planes, but also aid in determining exactly where prism needs to be placed to correct the problem. Many times, prism treatment fails due to the simple fact that the prism is placed in the wrong direction.
We use extremely small increments of prism power to arrive at the patient’s optimum prescription. This prescription gets modified over the course of two to three visits as the patient’s eye muscles relax. At the end of treatment, we’re able to see on average an 80% reduction in symptoms, with many patients no longer experiencing any headaches or dizziness at all. Once we arrive at the final prescription, only annual examinations are needed going forward. This treatment method is fast, easy and painless, and is much more affordable than ongoing vision therapy that’s often ineffective.
Schedule an Appointment Today
If you’re suffering from binocular vision symptoms such as unexplained migraines and dizziness that could indicate an eye misalignment, the doctors at the Neuro Visual Center of New York want to help. To take advantage of cutting-edge treatment methods learned from the best, give us a call today at 516-224-4888.