Our brains are intricate managers of how we interact with the world and we rely heavily on these connections. Over 70% of the brain has some connection to vision. These connections are not only responsible for identifying what we see based on memory but they are involved in understanding our position in space and the position of items in our environment. And each year, 1.7 million Americans suffer a traumatic brain injury, which can greatly affect these vision connections in the brain. At Riverdell Family Vision Care, our Oradell therapeutic optometrists are able to help those with traumatic brain injury, as well as several other conditions, with the use of Neuro-optometric rehab.
Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation is the use of therapeutic activities to aid in eliminating symptoms such as headache, balance problems, dizziness, light sensitivity, fatigue and double vision resulting from traumatic brain injury. It is an individualized treatment regimen for patients with visual deficits as a direct result of physical disabilities, traumatic brain injuries, and other neurological insults. Neuro-optometric rehabilitative therapy is a process for the rehabilitation of visual, perceptual, and motor disorders. It includes, but is not limited to: acquired strabismus, diplopia, binocular dysfunction, convergence and/or accommodation paresis/paralysis, oculomotor dysfunction, visual-spatial dysfunction, visual perceptual and cognitive deficits, and traumatic visual acuity loss. Patients of all ages who have experienced neurological insults may require neuro-optometric rehabilitation from our Oradell therapeutic optometrist. Visual problems caused by traumatic brain injury, cerebrovascular accident, cerebral palsy, Multiple Sclerosis, etc., may interfere with performance causing the person to be identified as learning disabled or as having attention deficit disorder. These visual dysfunctions can also manifest themselves as psychological sequelae such as anxiety and panic disorders, as well as spatial dysfunctions affecting balance and posture. A neuro-optometric rehabilitation treatment plan is designed to improve specific acquired vision dysfunctions determined by standardized diagnostic criteria. Treatment regimens encompass medically necessary non-compensatory lenses and prisms with and without occlusion, and other appropriate medical rehabilitation strategies.
If you would like to learn more about our Neuro-optometric rehabilitation, we highly recommend that you visit our practice’s main website to browse through some additional, detailed information that you might find useful. If you have any specific questions or concerns regarding our Neuro-optometric rehabilitation, or any of our other services from our Oradell therapeutic optometrists, please do not hesitate to contact the staff here directly. We look forward to working with you and allowing you to reclaim your health.