The visual-motor, visual-perceptual, and visual-information processing dysfunctions for a neurologically affected person are interconnected with balance, hearing, posture, visualization and attention. Sometimes these individuals complain that everything “looks” peculiar, yet they cannot identify the problem causing further stress and confusion.
There are two types of professionals that provide specialized services for the affected individual. The first professional is a neuro-opthalmologist who specializes in locating a disease or disruption of a structure in the visual pathways. Medications may be prescribed, surgery might be performed, or lenses may be prescribed to maximize central eyesight. The second professional is a neuro-optometrist who works with brain functions, such as sensory, motor and information processing, specifically, with the perception of external and internal stimuli. Both structure and function can have a role in rehabilitation following a traumatic brain injury.
Below are a few symptoms that someone with visual-based dysfunction could be experiencing, but it is not a complete or comprehensive list. Have you been experiencing:
- Blurred vision
- Intolerance to light
- Double vision
- Loss of visual field
- Binocular vision problems
- Focusing difficulties
- Eye movement difficulties
- Persistent headaches
- Memory problems
- Comprehension and attention difficulties
- Balance problems
- Persistent clumsiness
- Persistent motion sickness or nausea
- Concentration or anxiety problems
The vision therapy program at Two Trees Therapy and Wellness is provided in collaboration with neuro-optometric professionals who provide specialized tests to diagnose and treat vision-based dysfunctions, not otherwise available from standard examinations. Once screening and testing have been completed, the Two Trees Neuro team will integrate recommended vision therapy treatments and exercises under the direct supervision of the neuro-optometric professional.