Neuro Rehab Therapy

Many vision problems can be treated using glasses or contact lenses. However, there are certain types of vision problems that need alternative treatment. Conditions such as eye coordination deficiencies, misaligned eyes and focusing problems can be addressed through Neuro Rehab Therapy.

Neuro Rehab Therapy consists of exercises and techniques that can be prescribed by your eye doctor to enhance your visual abilities. Neuro Rehab Therapy can be conducted in our office and at your home. Your eye doctor will monitor your progress through routine examinations.

If you have questions about treatment using Neuro Rehab Therapy, please contact us here at Dickson EyeHealth Center and speak with us to see if it can help your vision.

WHAT IS NEURO REHAB THERAPY?

NEURO REHAB THERAPY IS:

  • A progressive program of vision “exercises” performed under doctor supervision
  • Develops functional pathways to process information correctly from brain to eyes
  • Individualized to fit the visual needs of each patient
  • Generally conducted in-office, in weekly sessions of 1 hour
  • Supplemented with activities at home between office visits (homework)
  • Prescribed to help develop or improve fundamental visual skills and abilities

NEURO REHAB THERAPY IS NOT JUST EYE EXERCISES

Unlike other forms of exercise, the goal of Neuro Rehab Therapy is not to strengthen eye muscles.  Your eye muscles are already incredibly strong! Neuro Rehab Therapy should not be confused with self-directed programs which have been marketed to the public.  Our Neuro Rehab Therapy programs are supervised by vision care professionals, and many types of specialized equipment can be used in Neuro Rehab Therapy including:

  • Therapeutic lenses
  • Prisms
  • Patches
  • Computer software

HOW DO YOU DETERMINE WHO NEEDS NEURO REHAB THERAPY?

The first step in any Neuro Rehab Therapy program is a comprehensive eye exam.  Following a comprehensive eye exam, development testing can be performed to determine in Neuro Rehab Therapy is the appropriate treatment.  Developmental testing includes a battery of tests to determine deficiencies in eye muscles movement, focusing, eye teaming, and perception, to name a few.

WHAT AGES CAN DO NEURO REHAB THERAPY?

Neuro Rehab Therapy can be performed at any age.  Because your vision system does not fully develop until around the age of 7, it is best to start Neuro Rehab Therapy at an earlier age.  However, it is never too late to correct the vision problem with therapy, and adults find success with therapy as well.  Neuro Rehab Therapy can benefit patients who are experiencing learning difficulties at school, who have suffered brain injury or stroke, or to enhance sports performance to name a few.