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What Is Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation?

The goal of neuro-optometric rehabilitation is to strengthen the connection between the brain and visual system through the concept of neuroplasticity. Treatment includes a variety of specialized tools and equipment such as therapeutic lenses, prisms, filters and digital interactive targets. Neuro-optometric rehabilitation is supported by ongoing evidence-based scientific research. Treatment plans are established and supervised by developmental optometrists.

Many people think that neuro-optometric rehabilitation is only for children. However, adults have as much need for this type of vision care as children. Unfortunately many people have visual difficulty sustaining near-centered work, including reading, writing, and computer use. When people have trouble using both eyes together or can't focus for great lengths of time, they do not simply grow out of these problems. Children with visual problems often become adults with visual problems.

  • Vision is Complex

    Vision is a complex process that involves over 20 visual abilities and more than 65% of all the pathways to the brain.

  • Vision Is Our #1 Sense for Learning

    Over 80% of what we learn is processed through our visual system. Delays or impairments in this sensory system can therefore greatly impact you or your child's ability to succeed in school, at work, and in daily life.

  • Vision and Reading

    80% of children with a reading disability have difficulties with one or more basic visual skills.

  • Prevalence of Undiagnosed Vision Problems

    1 in 4 children has an undiagnosed vision problem which can interfere with learning and lead to academic and/or behavioral problems.

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How Do I Get Started?
Schedule an Appointment

We are happy to answer any questions you have when you schedule an appointment. Patient health forms are located in the menu bar at the top of this page. You may print and complete them prior to your first appointment. Please note a referral is not required.

Neuro-Optometric Examination

Our treatment process begins with an initial exam to determine if neuro-optometric rehabilitation is necessary. Patients meet with one of our developmental optometrists for a comprehensive exam to assess ocular health, motility, and binocular vision. Our initial exams take anywhere from 60-90 minutes to complete in order to obtain a thorough review of your visual skills.

Visual Processing Assessment

Your initial visit may also include standardized assessments to determine any strengths or weaknesses in visual processing skills (visual memory, discrimination, spatial relations, etc). The need for this additional testing will be based on your reported symptoms and the results of the neuro-optometric exam.

Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation

Our rehabilitation program is an office-based treatment consisting of specialized activities used to strengthen the connection between the brain and our visual system. Treatment plans are individually programmed and carried out by our specially trained developmental optometrists and vision therapists. Therapy sessions are typically scheduled for 60 minutes once a week.

Professional Collaboration

We collaborate with many other professionals to provide comprehensive care.
Eyecare Professionals
Eyecare Professionals
Neuro-psychologists
Neuro-psychologists
Nutritionists
Nutritionists
Occupational Therapists
Occupational Therapists
Pediatricians
Pediatricians
Physical Therapists
Physical Therapists
Teachers
Teachers
*While we often prescribe lenses as part of treatment, we are a non-dispensing clinic so we refer our patients back to their primary care optometrist to get their prescriptions filled.