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Vision Therapy

Vision Therapy

Vision Therapy

Vision therapy (VT) is an umbrella term for a variety of treatments based around eye exercises.

Following brain injury, patient eye health is often frequently changing or even overlooked. At TNC, we can optimize your patient experience by providing timely and accurate assessment of eye health and an effective therapeutic plan to recovery.

Evaluation

Our on-site vision therapist can provide a screened assessment of impairment and recommendations for therapy, which include exercises for convergence, ocular motility, accommodation, visual scanning, ptosis, awareness of deficits, visual perception disorders and need for consultation with ocular specialists in the community.

 

Therapeutic Treatment and Interventions

Screen of Visual System

  • Vision History of Family and Personal
  • Motility of each eye and teaming
  • Eyelids
  • Ocular alignment
  • Acuity
  • Convergence
  • Visual Fields
  • Scanning skills
  • Awareness of visual function

Treatment Recommendations

  • Therapeutic Exercises
  • Recommendations for Memos to be followed by unit staff
  • Use of prosthetics
  • Orientation mobility skills
  • Dining setup and routine
  • Medical and Nursing

Recommendations for Additional Consultation

  • General Optometrical Exam
  • Visual Fields
  • Oculoplastics
  • Strabismus
  • Retina
  • Cornea
  • Motility
  • Prisms

We have seen too many clients with permanent damage to their visual system due to unintentional neglect from acute and post-acute rehabilitation settings that did not find vision as a priority. Our goal is to treat patients as soon after injury as possible, collaborating on a treatment plan that will improve function and quality of life.

 

About Julie Dyken, TNC Vision Therapist:

Julie Dyken, M.Ed, served as a Vision and Cognitive Specialist for the past 35 years treating post-acute brain injury and inpatient rehabilitation patients. She served as a “Master Teacher” and Vision Impairment Consultant for Region XIII School Districts. She performed Vision Clinics at community post-acute brain injury day programs, collaborating with the Occupational Therapy team, providing a screened assessment of impairment and recommendations for therapy. She has assisted individuals in applying for and obtaining SSI, SSDI, housing and community social services. She currently sees patients at Texas NeuroRehab Center Medical Rehab. and Post-Acute Brain Injury Programs.