The initial intake includes a detailed patient history that allows us to determine how to best serve your needs. Over the next one to three visits, we perform a neuro-optometric evaluation, which helps us analyze the relationship of the visual process to balance, movement, position sense, posture, and cognitive processing/memory. The final visit of the evaluation process is a conference with Dr. Tannen to review all test results and discuss a comprehensive treatment plan.
Very few health care professionals, including those in head trauma rehabilitation centers, are fully aware of visual problems resulting from Traumatic Brain Injury and the visual-perception consequences thereof. Unfortunately, this creates a gap in rehabilitative services, resulting in incomplete treatment and frustration for the patient, family and treatment team.

The vision care professional can play an important role in the rehabilitation effort. Through vision therapy and the proper use of lenses, a behavioral or developmental optometrist specifically trained to work with Acquired Brain Injury patients can help improve the flow and processing of information between the eyes and the brain.
Vision therapy can be very practical and effective. After evaluation, examination and consultation, the optometrist determines how a person processes information after an injury and where that person's strengths and weaknesses lie. The optometrist then prescribes a treatment regimen incorporating lenses, prisms, low vision aides and specific activities designed to improve control of a person's visual system and increase vision efficiency. This, in turn, can help support many other activities of daily living.



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