Neuro-visual rehabilitation involves a targeted, individualized treatment plan for visual deficits as a direct result of traumatic brain injuries and other neurological insults and/or diseases.
Neuro-visual rehabilitation optometrists have special training to understand how specific visual dysfunctions relate to a patient’s symptoms and performance. Our functional exams are very different from a typical primary care eye exam. Because the visual system is integrated into proprioception, posture, spatial awareness, motor output, memory, cognition and behavior, problems in any of these areas can have wide-ranging effects on daily activities and on quality of life.
Thankfully, the brain is surprisingly elastic, meaning it can rewire and retrain itself after injury. Neuro-visual rehabilitation uses a highly-customized combination of visual exercises, specialized lenses, non-compensating prisms, and targeted visual stimuli to actively retrain and reprogram the visual input and processing so the patient can properly interact and interpret the world around them.