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Vision Therapy

Vision Therapy

Vision Therapy

Vision therapy is an umbrella term for a variety of treatments based around eye exercises. People who have sustained a brain injury commonly experience changes in their vision and this is frequently overlooked. At TNC, we will assess your vision and develop an effective therapeutic plan to recovery. Vision therapy is offered at our inpatient programs and our outpatient* program.

*Outpatient is private pay only


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
  • Closure/opening of eyelids
  • Ocular alignment
  • Acuity Convergence
  • Visual fields
  • Scanning skills
  • Awareness of visual function

Treatment Recommendations

  • Therapeutic exercises
  • Communication of recommendations provided to all staff
  • Use of prosthetics
  • Orientation mobility skills
  • Dining setup and routine
  • Medical and nursing

Provide recommendations for additional consultation

  • General optometrical exam
  • Visual fields
  • Oculoplastics
  • Strabismus
  • Retina
  • Cornea

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.

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Vision Therapy

Julie Dyken, M.Ed., Vision and Cognitive Specialist gives an overview of vision therapy at Texas NeuroRehab Center.