Neuro Optometric Rehabilitation…Making a Comeback
A concussion or traumatic brain injury can be a life changing event that leaves a person with many lingering symptoms that have a restricting effect on their daily life. Since vision takes place in the brain, it is not uncommon to find persistent visual symptoms following a brain injury. Office-based neuro-optometric rehabilitation is vital to restore visual functioning and accelerate the recovery process.
While many of the treatment options described above are used in vision rehabilitation, special knowledge about the visual process and how it relates to the rest of the body including the balance system is required for anyone providing this level of care. It is necessary to proceed with caution and move in a step by step process.
Therapeutic lenses are often the first step to decrease symptoms, organize visual spatial skills and help the patient feel more grounded. Constricted functional visual fields contributing to light sensitivity are often treated with syntonics and vision therapy helps the brain to reorganize visual space and integrate the body and vision through movement.