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Good Shepherd’s Vision Therapy Program is for older teens and adults who suffer from vision-related problems caused by neurological disorders or injuries such as concussions, strokes, tumors, multiple sclerosis and related medical issues. Problems related to neurological vision deficiencies include: poor balance, double vision, limitations in the field of vision, risk of falling, difficulty reading, learning, driving, navigating the environment and with memory.
Good Shepherd’s vision therapists specialize in evaluating and treating problems associated with:
- Muscle function
- The ability of the eyes to work together
- Field of vision
- Difficulty reading and remembering
- Navigating patient environments
Therapy will be conducted using tools and techniques that include:
- Computer programs and software
- Handheld prisms
- Flipper glasses with different lenses to help train the eye
- Range of motion exercises
- Perceptual work to help patients improve the ways the eyes work
The program is not intended to correct acuity or other poor vision issues.
The service is a partnership with Jeffrey Becker, OD, a neurodevelopmental optometrist from Luzerne County, who visits Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network monthly to evaluate and follow up with patients.
This intensive program will involve two to three sessions per week for up to a year at Good Shepherd’s Neurorehabilitation Program in the Health & Technology Center in Allentown.
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