Occupational Therapist at On With Life
The most common visual deficits associated with brain injury include visual field loss (the loss of a portion the field of vision in one or both eyes), visual inattention (an unawareness or perceptual loss of vision to one or both sides...usually to the left from a right parietal injury), and double vision (caused by misalignment of the eyes and/or difficulty coordinating eye movements when focusing on or tracking objects). Other visual deficits include photo-phobia(sensitivity to light), and difficulty producing tears/lubrication for the eye (usually due to a decreased blink rate or inability to completely close the eye).
On With Life's therapists have a number of tools with which they address the rehabilitation of vision. The process begins with an evaluation by Dr. Beth Triebel, OD, who specializes in vision therapy. Dr. Triebel, our Occupational Therapy Department, and our persons served, work together to develop a vision therapy plan, which might include:
Vision therapy is a key component in the rehabilitation process and plays an integral role in allowing the person served to participate as fully as possible in their life's activities. Feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions about On With Life's vision therapy in our outpatient program.