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Vision Therapy FAQ

Neuro-optometric rehabilitation is an individualized treatment regimen prescribed by a neuro-optometrist for patients with visual deficits as a direct result of one or more of the following: traumatic brain injury, acquired brain injury and/or other neurological event.

Neuro-optometric rehabilitative therapy is a type of perceptual motor therapy. It includes, but is not limited to:

  • Acquired Strabismus (eye turn)
  • Double Vision
  • Binocular Dysfunction (poor eye coordination)
  • Convergence and/or Accommodation Paresis/Paralysis (difficulty coordinating eyes to see clearly),
  • Oculomotor Dysfunction and/or Eye Muscle Disorders (difficulty moving eyes in all directions and/or challenges tracking eyes in a controlled coordinated manner)
  • Visual-Spatial Dysfunction (difficulty understanding environment to move with coordination and orientation)
  • Visual Perceptual Dysfunction (inability to efficiently organize and process visual information)
  • Cognitive difficulties-including difficulty with memory and comprehension
  • Visual Field Loss
  • Poor visual acuity (traumatic decrease in sight)
  • Light Sensitivity

Based on the nature of the problem or problems, the neuro-optometric rehabilitation treatment plan works to enhance the visual skills of the individual. The goal is to regain as much visual function as possible and to improve the quality of life.

Treatment can include:

  • Using specialty lenses, including adapted prescriptions, sectoral occlusions, prisms and tints
  • Photolight Therapy
  • Ocular and Vestibular Therapy
  • Perceptual-Motor Vision Procedures exercises

Frequency and duration of treatment depends upon the nature and severity of the patient's condition.

Types of Problems Frequently Treated:

  • Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
  • Cerebrovascular Accident/Stroke (CVA)
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Cerebral Palsy (CP)
  • Autism (ASD)
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Migraines
  • Other Neurological Conditions

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