The visual process is commonly affected following an acquired brain injury (concussion, trauma, stroke, etc) or as part of a neurological condition (Parkinson's Disease, multiple sclerosis, seizure disorders, etc). Changes to the visual system can result in blurred vision, double vision, discomfort, headaches, poor depth perception, balance difficulties, changes in peripheral (side) vision and limited ability to perform visual tasks throughout the day (reading, driving, computer use, etc). Early diagnosis and treatment of these vision conditions is a critical component of overall recovery. Lingering vision conditions impede rehabilitation therapies (physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, etc) as well as prolong the return to normal daily activities.
A Neuro-Optometric Assessment with Advanced Vision Therapy Center is specifically designed to assess neurological changes to the visual system. Several areas of visual performance are evaluated using age-standardized tests. This allows the doctor to identify visual system deficits and prescribe a treatment plan specific to the individual. Visual system deficits impede rehabilitative therapies and overall recovery. That's why it is important that the results of the Neuro-Optometric Assessment be shared with the rehabilitation team (physical therapist, occupational therapist, speech therapist, etc). A collaborative, multi-disciplinary team approach to care is an important part of the patient's recovery plan.