What is QOO?
QOO stands for Quantum Ophthalmic Optics. Ophthalmic Optics is the traditional refractive process of prescribing glasses. Quantum (infinite possibility) introduced into this field means the visuo-somatic (vision-body) holographic (multi-variable) modelling of optics, which can bring into alignment multi-parameter, inter-physiological relationships.
Vision examination is done under normal lighting conditions with the two eyes working together with the body, with various movements, postures, thought processes and emotions all checked and processed in the mix to derive the best lens and prism combinations.
How was QOO treatment philosophy developed?
QOO treatment philosophy had its beginnings by observing the effects of ophthalmic lens and prism that went beyond the treatment of optical anomalies. Observation showed posture, balance and movement were responsive to changes in spatial context caused by prism modulation, and that vision and prescriptions were also positively affected during consultation and over a period of time.
The process was carefully developed over years with patients and vision examinations being done in real, dynamic conditions.
How are Microprism lenses and prism different and how is light focused differently?
Microprism prescriptions are derived by focusing two eyes together in specific binocular refractive patterns for clear perspective and detail discrimination. In Microprism progressive lens manufacturing, the prism is located in unique non-traditional active locations to ensure clear, open, comfortable and dynamic vision.
Microprism directional prisms (up, down, in and out summations) are located differently and affect eye muscles, changing eye location and the perception of objects in space. The internal shift on eye muscles via the incoming prism redirected light effects and brings into alignment and balance, how near, distance and perspective are observed.
This ideal state of alignment brings ease to the optical, motor and sensory system and has a positive flow on effect to the rest of the body, as light feeds the whole biophotonic transduction system of the body. Change of eye muscle function changes eye shape, vision and more. In simple terms microprism lenses can help improve eye muscle function and change the eye shape over time.
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How does prism train the eyes and what is the effect of prism on the eyes?
Because the active areas of the prism lenses are in different locations, it stimulates the eye muscles to work in different ways.
This ultimately changes the eye muscle function and eye shape to improve vision.
Who would benefit from this procedure?
People who are patiently and actively prepared to experience visuo-somatic change to take place and not wanting quick symptomatic fixes. Setting a framework of good communication is of essence to facilitate redirection. A preparedness toward interactive change would be most beneficial. This work does not lend itself well to time constraints as it is unique to the individual to explore the possibilities of supported, redirected vision as changes take place.
What is good vision?
Vision is the perception of sight and its effect on being and motivation. Perception is unique to the individual and deals with consciousness, awareness and intent. Generally speaking, it is the ability to focus or lack thereof that is considered in optometric consultation. This is called Focal Vision. Logically one would consider Focal Vision to be responsible for all visual processes as to how things are perceived. What is not well known in the public arena, is that this is only one part of the Holography (from the Greek: holos = entire, graphia = picture) of vision. Another "vision" to consider is what is known as Ambient Vision. This deals with the focus and spatial continuity of body posture, balance, direction and movement. For the most part, this is subconsciously directed but can be consciously redirected when and where appropriate. Healthy Ambient Vision depends on communication between the conscious and subconscious domains of the body-dynamic with respect to Focal Vision.
In brief: Vision is more than just seeing. It also requires the body to actively support it.
Why are we told eyesight deteriorates over time?
When vision is out of balance between ambient (subconscious) and focal (conscious) vision, location and space, the typical categories of short sightedness, long sightedness, astigmatism and old age vision become the typical symptoms of what is wrong. Inappropriate visual habits developed over years cannot be maintained and become worse.
How is it possible to reverse deterioration in eyesight?
When focal (detail), ambient (spatial), conscious and subconscious vision are brought into balanced quantum coherence, new co-ordinated vision-body integration can take place, leading to better vision. When physiological systems coherently connect and work correctly the whole person can be facilitated into improved eyesight. In simple terms breaking old patterns and improving muscle/ sensory habits can change eye shape to improve vision.
What is involved in a Microprism Optics Consultation and Treatment?
First time patients are asked to provide a thorough history of their health. This is discussed with the optometrist and any issues that they patient is look to have addressed. The consultation (for about one hour) will usually include a dynamic visual assessment, a retinal photography, optical coherence tomography and corneal topography.
During and after consultation, differences in vision, mind and body dynamics are experienced. If a patient wishes to proceed with new lenses, a frame is selected (either the patient’s own or from Microprism Optics) and the appropriate lenses selected. The new prescription lenses are normally ready for collection one to two weeks after order and during the collection appointment (about 20 minutes) a Prismatic Integration process occurs with the new frames and lenses and dynamic prism bars. This process is critical to the quick adaptation and clarity of vision, although some exercises can provided over a Skype session. A follow up appointment normally occurs every six months to assess progress and whether new lenses are required, usually with a reduced prescription. Patients can return for further integration in between collecting their new prescription glasses and their next follow up appointment if required.
What is experienced during the treatment process?
Change! Most sensations and experiences are pleasant and easeful. Some patients even feel like their eyes are gently being massaged. Some changes require more work and integrative appointments to bring ease. Patience, perseverance, persistence and trust in these instances is required and helpful. The expression no pain no gain is inappropriate here. The process should be as pleasant as possible. The following expression is more desirable: You train that you gain and therefore stay sane.
How long does it take to experience vision improvement and will I eventually no longer need glasses?
Results can occur immediately during the initial consultation. For example, people who have never been able to read, suddenly are able to, people with high prescriptions have their prescription lowered, people with restricted movements can move.
Changes can occur on many physical, mental and emotional levels throughout the whole process. Complete reduction of prescription or to the lowest possible can take between months to many years, depending on the initial prescription, the active engagement of the patient and their overall health.
Reduction of the prescription in step increment normally occurs with each consultation, although there can be fluctuations throughout the process. Whilst many patients do progressively experience reduced prescriptions or get out of glasses we do not guarantee that all will. The process is unique for each individual.
Can I wear contacts and can contacts have prism?
Yes contacts can still be worn separately or in conjunction with Microprism glasses however contacts themselves do not have prism or the therapeutic aspects of Microprism.
Where else can I get Microprism lenses?
No where else yet that we know of! We are working on that.
How does Microprism compare to Laser surgery?
Microprism is a non invasive process that can restore vision over time. It treats beyond visual acuity and treats spatial context and eye muscle use. Deeper visual processing issues are addressed over a longer time.
What studies or research has been done with respect to Microprism and QOO?
A few years ago a Melbourne University PhD mathematician statistician statistically analysed Dr Michael’s actual work. A real patient database of 2897 patients (all with 2 or more visits) and a total of 14509 visits showed how the patient population average estimates with 95% confidence intervals, reduced spheres (both plus and minus) correction, cylinder correction and add correction over time.
These graphs and statistical findings can be viewed on request at our practice.
What warranties are offered?
For non adaptation to lenses up to 3 months, with new lenses prescribed and provided at no extra charge. If patients do not adapt within a week to two it is recommended that further prismatic integration is done or the prescription reassessed and reworked.
One to two year warranty on frames depending on the type of frame.
When should I come back for a retest?
Retests normally occur every six months. Change in vision is expected to occur within this time. However, if you experience any of the following at any stage, it’s time to give us a call to book a retest or another prism integration.
- Blurry/unclear vision
- Headaches or pain
- Muscle tension or eye strain
- You’re not sure whether your vision is better with glasses on or off
- You feel your vision has gotten worse
- You don’t want to wear your glasses
- You’ve lost your glasses
- Your glasses are broken or scratched
Can the prescription lenses be made elsewhere?
We do not recommend that our lens and prism configurations be made elsewhere. We use a specific prism calculator (that is not used in other practices) that guarantees that prism is correctly positioned in primary gaze position, correlating to what was prescribed in the consulting room for our high quality progressive lenses. This is of prime importance, otherwise the integrative nature of the lenses will not work as intended. Our high quality, process control and tight tolerances to ensure exact requirements are met is well known and understood in our laboratories.
Can I get my frames elsewhere?
Certainly as long as they are of good ophthalmic frame quality!
Do we provide or can patients be provided a treatment plan?
We do not provide treatment plans as the changes each patient experiences is completely unique and unfortunately unable to be predicted. We do aim to provide the best visual support for patients at each step of their process, to dynamically integrate and redirect for change and improved vision.
How often is my prescription changed?
This is normally around every 6 months but can vary.