NEURO-VISION THERAPY

What is Neuro-Vision Therapy? 

 

A neuro-vision therapy program is a personalized rehabilitation treatment plan designed to help correct visual problems that cannot be fixed by glasses or contact lenses alone. It is usually a 10+ week program (case dependent) and aims to decrease symptoms by focused exercises and therapy tailored to a patient's needs.

 

 Dr. Amanda Sim OD can diagnose and customize a personalized treatment plan for the patient.  The aim is to maximize eye efficiency and eye teaming ability so that they can focus on school or work without having to compensate for their visual symptoms on their own. For children, delayed or no treatment may hinder academic success, impacting career choices especially when they progress through different levels of education.  For adults, delayed treatment or no treatment may affect productivity and efficiency of reading or work-related tasks.

WHAT DOES NEURO-VISION THERAPY DO?

Optometric vision therapy works on the development of visual skills, among which are the following:

  • The ability to follow a moving object smoothly, accurately and effortlessly with both eyes and at the same time think, talk, read or listen without losing alignment of eyes. This pursuit ability is used to follow a ball or a person, to guide a pencil while writing, to read numbers on moving trucks, etc.

  • The ability to fix the eyes on a series of stationary objects quickly and accurately, with both eyes, and at the same time know what each object is; a skill used to read words from left to right, add columns of numbers, read maps, etc.

WHEN IS VISION THERAPY RECOMMENDED?

Neuro-vision therapy is recommended when visual symptoms manifest as a result of weaker nerve wiring between the brain and the eyes. Our goal is to help the patient use their vision as efficiently as possible and improve higher order brain processing, which would improve learning-related visual symptoms. 

 

Issues that can be addressed with vision therapy:

  • Double vision

  • Concussion

  • Eye strain/ headaches with near work

  • Lazy or turned eye

  • Trouble reading or viewing phone/computer screens

  • Skipping lines/words when reading

  • Jerky pursuits when tracking objects (oculomotor dysfunction)

  • Trouble with depth perception

  • Blurry or fluctuating vision

  • Dizziness/ motion sickness

  • Poor peripheral awareness

CONCUSSION AND NEURO-VISION THERAPY

Many patients suffer from significant visual symptoms after a concussion. In fact, professional sports teams use a simple visual test (known as the King-Devick) to determine if a player has suffered a concussion. Though most visual symptoms are temporary and last less than a month, in some cases visual symptoms may linger for months or years.

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