Southern California Neuro-Optometry Care
A Sharper Perspective, A Renewed Focus
If you or a loved one is experiencing a change in vision after a traumatic brain injury, stroke or other neurological condition, it may result in a wide variety of symptoms - from a lack of balance or orientation to blurred eyesight. A loss of vision can affect thirty-five different areas of the brain. Which, in turn, may cause other senses to function poorly and make it especially challenging to carry out normal daily tasks. Fortunately, through the advancements of neuro-optometric care, much can be done to help alleviate these symptoms.
The Casa Colina Neuro-Optometry Center is recommended for neurological patients with:
- Blurred, low or double vision
- Difficulty focusing
- Visual field loss or visual neglect
- Reading difficulties
- Frequent headaches
- Light sensitivity
- Dizziness while moving or walking
- Squinting or eyestrain
- Poor eye-hand coordination
Our doctors of optometry specialize in treating vision and perceptual problems common to individuals with neurological impairments. They work closely with Casa Colina's therapy staff and referring physicians to monitor each patient's progress and make recommendations to help improve visual processing, sensory input, and balance. Our Casa Colina Neuro-Optometry team meets regularly to review and discuss patients' care and progress to improve vision.
Our team members include:
- Neuro-optometrists (doctors of optometry with expertise in neuro-optometric care and rehabilitation)
- Physiatrists (doctors who specialize in physical medicine and rehabilitation)
- Occupational therapists who specialize in neurological treatment with an emphasis on low vision rehabilitation
- Physical therapists who specialize in vestibular/balance retraining or conditions
- Other clinicians as needed for the individualized care of the patient
This unique program achieves optimal results through:
- Highly specialized testing using new, state-of-the-art optometric equipment
- Prescriptions for lenses, prisms or filters to eliminate or reduce double vision, blurry vision, and visual field loss
- Individualized occupational therapy to increase visual-perceptual skills
- Adaptive device training for low vision
- Customized visual exercise program to improve visual processing
- Assistive technology to compensate for visual problems
- Referrals to community resources and education
After a complete assessment and consultation with the patient, our neuro-optometrist will provide a plan of care for the patient and treatment will begin. By working together with referring physicians, vision and perceptual deficits resulting from brain injuries or other neurological conditions can often be minimized or completely eliminated.
To speak with a representative, please call 909/596-7733, ext. 3500 or toll-free 866/724-4127, ext. 3500.