Anthony Lee, O.D. & Associates Eyecare, P.A.- Integrative Optometry
Like integrative medicine, integrative optometry is a growing area. It deals with blending alternative treatments with more traditional ones. These alternative treatments can include, nutritional, behavioral, and spiritual.
In terms of the eyes, it has already been well established that taking antioxidants can help slow down the progression of macular degeneration. But what about other things like cholesterol, blood pressure, cancers? Behavioral Optometry has been around for a long time, and deals with vision therapy to help with developing the visual system. While the benefits in children with learning disabilities is proven, more is being done with patients suffering brain injuries and stroke to rehab some of their visual losses.
Spiritual well being is also an important component as it deals more with a person's inner well being. It is a realization that there are limits to what we can control, and determines how we may respond or relate to our given set of circumstances and can be the source of hope.
Anthony Lee, O.D. Eyecare
247 Commercial Street (Foxridge)
Rockport, Maine 04856