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  • Writer's pictureEsna van der Walt

What is integrated light field therapy?

Light therapy, syntonics or optometric phototherapy has been used for centuries to treat various ailments by restoring balance to the nervous system. This branch of ocular science involves the application of selected light frequencies through the eyes.

How does integrated light field therapy work?

Light therapy involves the application of coloured light through the eyes, by looking at a specific colour programme that has been selected according to a field analysis. The light exposure can be applied for 10 to 20 minutes, three to five times per week.

This gentle, non-invasive colour light programme allows the nervous system to relax, release and regenerate. Within 10 to 14 days there should be a significant change in a person’s symptoms and sense of well-being. Mapping fields of awareness will reveal improvements in their physical, mental and emotional state.

Light and field therapy will also open up blind spots in their vision and mind. Applying carefully selected coloured light through the eyes has the ability to renew brain functioning, enhance memory, unblock trapped energy of trauma, build better boundaries and increase a person’s immunity, resistance and resilience.

However, before light therapy can be started, a functional colour visual field test will be used to measure the extent of a person’s peripheral visual awareness and instantly reveal areas of imbalance in the body. This is the most important diagnostic test that determines the body’s need for light as treatment.

How integrated light field therapy can improve your vision and wellbeing

Integrated light therapy heals by restoring balance to the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems. Opening functional fields with light will result in increased awareness, reading speed and memory, visual flexibility, enhanced spectacle prescriptions, less medications, improved sleep, recovery from physical and emotional trauma, mood improvement, endocrine balance and significantly reduced inflammation.

Who can benefit from integrated light field therapy?

Integrated light field therapy has been used with success in treating a wide range of vision and vision-related conditions, in people suffering from:

· Accommodative insufficiency (inability to focus for near vision)

· Convergence insufficiency (inability for eyes to work together when looking at objects nearby)

· Myopia (short sightedness)

· Hyperopia (far sightedness)

· Photophobia (light sensitivity)

· Strabismus (crossed eyes)

· Amblyopia (lazy eye)

· Eye strain, ocular pain and headaches

· Reading difficulties

· Vision-related learning disorders

· Visual consequences of stress and trauma, including traumatic brain injury.

Other conditions that can be treated with integrated light therapy include:



· Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

· Trauma

· Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

· Autism

· Stress

· Emotional imbalance

· Menopause

· Hormonal imbalance.

In summary

Integrated light field therapy has been proven as a holistic, non-invasive and natural way of treating vision and wellness problems. Although integrated light therapy works well to address visual and health imbalances, it is most effective when combined with complimentary healing methods, such as vision therapy, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, psychology and chiropractic care.

Book an appointment with us

Tomlinson Optometrists is now equipped to perform integrated light field therapy. If you believe you may need light therapy, contact us at the details below. Esna van der Walt is also a behavioural optometrist assisting children with reading and learning difficulties to reach their full potential.

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Phone 021 797 7291, email or visit us at 278B Main Road, Kenilworth.

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