what is neuro-optometric rehabilitation:
Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation is a specialized treatment regimen for those individuals who have visual deficits as a result of physical disabilities, traumatic brain injuries, stroke, seizures or neuro-degenerative diseases. Neuro-optometric rehabilitation Optometrists have special training and clinical experience in this area and understand how specific visual dysfunctions relate to the individuals symptoms and performance in everyday activities.
20/20 isn’t enough.
A Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Optometrist evaluates many aspects of the visual system including:
- How the eyes work together
- Eye scanning and tracking ability
- How the individual processes their environment and moves through it
- The integrity between vision and other systems such as balance, auditory and body's sense of position in space
- Complex visual-perceptual memory
- Evaluation of visual acuity, eye health and peripheral visual field
The Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Optometrist then formulates an individual therapy program to improve visual processing. This program along with other members of the patient's team of rehabilitation specialists, helps the individual get back to their activities of daily living.
Changing input into the eyes changes brain functions, which in turn affects body systems.
All body systems are connected and interdependent.
Neuro-optometric rehabilitation assesses the ability to adapt to changes in the environment, while emphasizing perceptual awareness and attention used in executive functions.
For more information about Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation, visit NORA.