This case study briefly outlines the benefits of vision therapy following a stroke.
*Names have been changed for privacy
Daniel, aged 62, was suffering with double vision after having a mild bleed on the brain and stroke. Even after years of rehabilitation in occupational and physical therapy he was still unable to read comfortably as parts of the page seemed to be missing.
Neuro-optometry is a specific field of eye care helping patients after suffering head injuries and strokes.
What did Daniel notice before vision therapy?
- When watching TV, I could only see the bottom half of the screen
- When I tried to read, the top half of the page was missing
- In a car, I could not see the traffic lights or stop signs
Eye examination showed that Daniel’s field of vision was restricted, he could only see the bottom half of whatever he was looking at.
If you, or a loved one, are experiencing any visual problems after suffering a stroke, contact an eye doctor near you to receive a neuro-optometry examination.
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What were the improvements after vision therapy?
The field of vision therapy managing patients with strokes, is known and Neuro-optometry.
After several months of vision therapy Daniel’s visual field became normal.
- Traffic signals and stop signs became easily seen
- Reading and comprehension improved
- Memory was more complete
After completing his vision therapy program, Daniel was able to read 5 books in 3 months. He also stopped asking his wife the same questions, as his short term memory improved.
What does Daniel’s wife say?
He’s now reading smoothly and easily, seems to remember more and can discuss what he reads. He is also more relaxed when in a car. He really enjoys going out more and being with friends and family.
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If you, or a loved one, have had a stroke, contact an eye doctor near you to receive a neuro-optometry examination – it might just be the solution you have been seeking.
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