Vision Therapy: What to Expect
After a neurological injury, such as a stroke or a concussion, visual changes are a common but scary occurrence. Fortunately, vision rehab can help. Once you and your doctor or therapist have determined you are an appropriate candidate for vision rehab, you may wonder what is in store for you.
Every vision rehab patient receives individualized treatment provided by specially trained occupational and physical therapists in our state-of-the-art vision clinics. Here is what you can expect as a vision rehab patient:
- Before starting vision therapy and intermittently throughout your program, you will see a specially trained neuro-optometrist to help customize your treatment plan.
- Plan on attending vision rehab classes twice weekly for 60 minutes each session. The duration of your treatment varies greatly on the extent of your injury.
- Some of the exercises you may participate in include reading tasks, fun video games, computerized 3-D exercises, challenging puzzles and large touch screen activities.
- To increase the challenge of your eye exercises, you may be asked to wear specialized lenses, prisms and glasses during your therapy session. Some of our patients can even be seen bouncing on trampolines while counting backwards from 100 while completing their eye exercises. (Don’t be intimidated. It is fun!)
- If your balance is affected by your vision, you may use our virtual reality balance machine the Bertec Balance Advantage system. It has never been more fun to pretend like you are flying an airplane or shopping for groceries!
The possibilities are endless with the challenges and activities your therapist can come up for you. Every day is a new and exciting experience in your road to recovery.
To learn more about the Vision Therapy Program at Good Shepherd, call 1-888-44-REHAB (73422) or contact us online.