The Neuro-Optometric Evaluation
is unique because, in addition to a traditional eye exam, basic binocular visual skills, and eye health, the evaluation is focused on identifying how vision is impacting overall function. It also is designed to evaluate how vision is interacting with the other senses.
Vision problems that occur after a brain injury can range from being very subtle to dramatic. The more subtle vision disorders can often be the most irritating because they require very specialized testing to detect, and the patient often feels as though no one believes them.
Double vision is a common occurrence after stroke or head injury, and can often be more severe for those who have suffered multiple concussions. It is vital to the rehabilitation process that double vision is treated as soon as possible; otherwise the overall rehabilitation will be significantly delayed.
Double vision can cause problems with:
• Anxiety with visual tasks
• Difficulty judging distances; such as pouring liquids, walking into things, etc.
• Balance and movement difficulties like drifting when walking, stumbling or falling
• Driving difficulties with lane positioning, proper speed maintenance, multitasking, navigation