Neuro Optometric evaluation St Paul, MNAt Wallerich Eye Care, Dr. Wallerich provides highly specialized vision and eye health assessments for patients with a history of traumatic brain injuries (TBI) or acquired brain injuries (ABI).

Some examples of traumatic brain injuries are concussions, auto accidents, sports injury, assault, falls. Some forms of acquired brain injuries are strokes, tumors, brain hemorrhages and others.

To assess these unique brain injuries, a neuro-optometrist or neuro-ophthalmologist completes a highly specific set of eye/vision tests, which are not typically part of a comprehensive eye examination. The assessment rules out or brings to light serious TBI/ABI eye health and/or binocular vision dysfunctions. These dysfunctions or conditions often manifest ABI/TBI vision symptoms in the form of double vision, eye fatigue while reading, poor focusing, inability to read, lack of focus, light sensitivity, headaches, peripheral vision loss and/or so many other symptoms.

Schedule a neuro-optometric evaluation by calling or submitting an interest form to Wallerich Eye Care, as our appointment times are limited.

What is neuro-optometry?

An eye care professional who specializes in the diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of a neurological condition(s) adversely affecting the visual system.

What is neuro-optometric vision rehabilitation?

It is the individualized treatment regimen for a patient with visual deficits/dysfunctions as a direct result of physical disabilities, traumatic brain injuries, and other neurological insults.

What are some common conditions assessed or diagnosed during an evaluation?

Acquired strabismus, diplopia (double vision), binocular dysfunction (inability for eye teaming), convergence insufficiency (inability for both eyes to move inward together), convergence excess (eyes turning inward too much), divergence insufficiency (inability for eyes to relax or turn outward), divergence excess (inability for the eyes at distance to turn inward succinctly), accommodative paresis (lack of ability to focus at reading distance), oculo-motor dysfunction (poor eye teaming), saccadic dysfunction (poor ability to jump from objects in space) and many other conditions

What are some treatments available?

Corrective Lenses (including prism and prescription glasses), Neuro-Optometric Vision Rehabilitation, Compensatory Strategies

Resource: https://noravisionrehab.org/patients-caregivers/what-is-neuro-optometric-rehabilitation