In addition to performing a traditional eye exam, Neuro-Optometrists evaluate the visual system by looking at eye movements and the performance of functional vision tasks. Patients with eye movement problems or symptoms are provided with vision-based neurorehabilitation, which is the restoration of normal visual function with the use of prism, lenses, and vision therapy to recalibrate the brain and visual system. The relationship between the visual system and brain are often disrupted by a brain injury such as a concussion.
Our Wills Eye Neuro-Optometrists specialize in the diagnosis and rehabilitation of patients with vision disorders resulting from a concussion or other neurological event. Vision-based neurorehabilitation is performed by specially trained optometrists leading a team of vision therapists.
Our doctors work collaboratively with referring providers including Neurologists, Sports Medicine Physicians, Clinical Sport Psychologists, and Physiatrists, as well as rehabilitation specialists such as occupational and physical therapists, and mental health professionals to implement treatment plans specific to the patient. These treatment recommendations typically include individualized vision therapy programs. Our optometrists evaluate each patient at every vision therapy session to review progress and make adjustments to the treatment plan--something unique to our program.