Dr. Robert S. Christensen
Dr. Christensen received his Doctorate in Optometry, Cum Laude, from the University of Houston, and has been in private practice for over 40 years.
SPECIALIZES IN THE FOLLOWING:
Contact lens fitting and problem solving: Dr. Christensen is a contact lens innovator and has gained the reputation of being able to successfully fit even some of the most hard to fit contact lens wearers.
Corneal Refractive Therapy (CRT): Because of his expertise, Dr. Christensen is one of the first eye doctors in Northern California chosen by Paragon Vision to bring this new technology to his patients. Paragon CRT is a specially designed gas permeable contact lens that gently and comfortably re-shapes the cornea overnight. You just wear CRT lenses while you sleep and then take them out when you wake up. CRT is a safe, non-surgical alternative to LASIK surgery and is ideal for near-sighted patients who do not want to wear glasses and are not comfortable wearing contact lenses during the day. In addition, it is a perfect solution for younger patients who are beginning to become
Computer Vision Syndrome: This is the number one complaint of office workers nationwide accounting for more than 12 million office visits annually to eye care practitioners. Symptoms include tired and sore eyes, headaches, blurred vision, and fatigue. In order to treat this syndrome, Dr. Christensen applies his years of experience to individually determine a proper prescription for computer glasses by using the unique Prio System. This system utilizes new testing technology to determine how your eyes react to a computer display monitor. Research has shown that the Prio lens allows your eyes to relax while keeping the computer screen crystal clear,enabling relief from computer eyestrain, and making you more comfortable and more productive at your computer.
VISION IMPROVEMENT TECHNIQUES:
Dr. Christensen works with children and adults with visually related learning problems, which include the following
STRABISMUS AND AMBLYOPIA:
Lazy eye (amblyopia).
Research shows that Vision Therapy is approximately FIVE TIMES more effective than surgery for providing a functional and cosmetic cure for Strabismus and Amblyopia, and Dr. Christensen has worked with some of the world's foremost authorities in this area.
Vision and Sports:
Optometric Sports Vision Therapy improves athletic performance by improving the ability to keep your eyes on the ball, visual reaction time, eye-hand coordination, peripheral vision, depth perception, and accuracy of performance. Sports Vision Therapy has helped many professional athletes including Barry Bonds, Mark McGuire, and Tony Gwynn just to name a few.
HEAD TRAUMA AND STROKE VICTIMS:
Vision Therapy has been shown to be highly effective in re-training the visual system to work at its highest potential. Many patients are able to enjoy reading again and become more self-reliant in everyday tasks.