Are all Optometrists trained in Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Therapy?

Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Therapy at Eyes For Wellness, IN

If you’ve suffered a brain injury, a neurological condition, or a physical disability that has affected your vision, you’ve likely been told to see a neuro-optometrist. Are these different than your regular eye doctor? What exactly do they do? The team at Eyes For Wellness answers these questions below.

What Is Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation?

The most common vision issues are those that start and stop with a problem inside the eye. Often, they’re due to an issue with the eye’s lens or retina. Eyeglasses, contacts, and laser surgery can typically treat the problem in these situations.

However, when a brain injury or neurological condition is to blame, the vision issues do not stop in the eye. Instead, they are in the brain, muscles, and nerves surrounding the eyes.

Traditional optometry will not solve the problem in such cases, but neuro-optometry can help. This chiropractic field uses various rehabilitation methods to help you regain visual skills. For example, it can include specialty prism lenses, exercises, and activities to help you rebuild your depth perception and field of vision.

Do All Optometrists Provide Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation?

No, they don’t. Our neuro-optometrist extends their education beyond an optometry degree to specialize in neuro-optometry. It’s like a doctor who wants to specialize in pediatrics. They obtain their general doctorate but spend time and energy specializing in their preferred practice area. Therefore, if you need neuro-optometric rehabilitation, you must find a provider who has specialized in it for the best results.

Visit Our Neuro-Optometrist in Indianapolis

If you require neuro-optometric rehabilitation, our team at Eyes For Wellness is here for you. We provide gentle care and advice. If you’d like more information, call us at (317) 818-0541.

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