Most people don’t realize that we are not born with perfect vision and that vision develops as we grow. If vision does not develop correctly it can cause problems with learning, writing, reading, sports performance, balance and movement. It can also cause children to become nearsighted too quickly. When vision does not develop correctly it often takes more than glasses, contacts or surgery to correct it. A Neuro-Developmental Optometrist is a vision specialist skilled in identifying and treating vision problems which are not found during routine eye chart exams.
Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation is a sub-specialty of optometry that focuses on the variety of visual disorders that occur as a result of brain injuries, developmental delay or other neurological disorders.Our eyes are a part of the brain. When some-one suffers any type of injury to the brain, whether it is a stroke, car accident, or developmental delay, their vision will be adversely affected.
Neuro-Developmental Vision Evaluation
A comprehensive vision exam is recommended for all children (6-18 years) before they start school and every year while they are in school. However, when a child struggles with reading and learning or is not achieving to his or her potential, a Neuro-Developmental Vision Evaluation is needed. if you have a younger child (toddler to 5 years) who has an eye turn or lazy eye (strabismus or amblyopia) you should schedule a Neuro-Developmental Vision Evaluation.A Neuro-Developmental Vision Evaluation is also necessary for adults who struggle with reading or who have had a head injury of some kind.
Vision Therapy -- a type of physical therapy for the eyes and brain -- is a highly effective non-surgical solution for many common visual problems such as lazy eye, crossed eyes, double vision, convergence insufficiency and some reading and learning disabilities. Many patients who have been told...
Color Light Therapy
Color Light Therapy is used as part of a vision therapy program. It is helpful for patients with eye turns, lazy eye, restricted fields, learning related vision problems, dyspraxia and dyslexia. It also helps to stabilize vision in patients with head injuries and strokes; in addition, it helps expand the visual field.