Neuro-Optometric Rehab

Neuro-Optometric Rehab


North Shore Eye Health and Wellness is happy to partner with local rehab institutions to serve patients that have suffered either an acquired or a traumatic brain injury, such as a concussion.

“According to the Brain Injury Association of America, brain injury is considered the silent epidemic because some brain traumas are not perceived as injuries, when in fact they are. The lifelong effects can range from devastation to frustration for both the victims and family members."
-Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Association (NORA)

Brain injury impacts how our brain processes the visual world. Our ability to see, to coordinate eye movements, and process or visual space can be significantly impacted. Here are some of the most common symptoms, post brain injury:

  • Dizziness, nausea, disorientation

  • Double vision

  • Light sensitivity

  • Headaches

  • Balance problems/Midline shift

  • Visual motion sensitivity

  • Loss or changes in peripheral vision

  • Anxiety (specifically in crowds, at grocery stores, etc)

  • Fear of traffic/driving

  • Decreased reading comprehension

  • Poor concentration

  • Worsened memory


What is the first step in Neuro-Optometric Rehab?

Whether you are referred from another doctor, rehab clinic or specialist, or you seek us out yourself, you will see one of our doctors for a comprehensive eye health physical. At this exam, the doctor will determine diagnosis, treatment options, and any additional testing necessary to help you recover from your injury.

What are the treatment options?

We will coordinate care with any pre-existing rehab team, if present, and guide you through your recovery. Neuro-Optometric rehabilitation involves the use of the following:

  • Compensatory prism for double vision or visual fatigue

  • Yoked prism to help with balance, orientation, dizziness, and visual interpretation

  • Binasal Occlusion to aid in treating symptoms caused by Vision Motion Sensitivity

  • Tinted lenses for light sensitivity

  • Vision Therapy can also often be incorporated into the Vision Rehab process in conjunction with these other treatments


Where can I learn more?

Please visit the Neuro-Optometric Rehab Association website to learn more.

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