Damage to the brain due to conditions such as strokes, head trauma, tumors, aneurysm correction, anoxia, meningitis, lack of oxygen as well as degenerative disease such as Parkinson’s and Supra nuclear palsy quite often effects vision. Common symptoms are double vision, loss of vision on one side, poor eye muscle control, reading difficulties and problems with balance which can include dizziness and vertigo. Posture, balance, gait problems and falls are also a common occurrence. These conditions can present as reading problems, faulty depth perception, poor eye hand coordination, visual location and navigation problems.
Utilizing special lenses, prisms or neuro-muscular rehabilitation activities we are able to correct or minimize the impact of many of these symptoms. Posture and balance problems due to brain injury are often improved with special lenses.
Services provided by the optometrists include:
- Comprehensive clinical evaluation by optometrists specializing in low vision.
- Treatment strategies that care for patients with a variety of visual needs.
- Specially-designed training facilities and experienced personnel help patients adjust to their vision loss in a comforting and safe environment.
- Emphasis on independent living skills, including teaching patients how to use aids for the visually impaired, and specially-designed programs for mobility training help patients gain independence faster.