Neuro Rehab Therapy
Many vision problems can be treated using glasses or contact lenses. However, there are certain types of vision problems that need alternative treatment. Conditions such as eye coordination deficiencies, misaligned eyes and focusing problems can be addressed through vision therapy.
Vision therapy consists of exercises and techniques that can be prescribed by your eye doctor to enhance your visual abilities. Vision therapy can be conducted in our office and at your home. Your eye doctor will monitor your progress through routine examinations.
If you have questions about treatment using vision therapy, please contact us here at Keylon Eye Care and speak with us to see if it can help your vision.
WHAT IS NEURO REHAB THERAPY?
NEURO REHAB THERAPY IS:
- A progressive program of vision “exercises” performed under doctor supervision
- Develops functional pathways to process information correctly from brain to eyes
- Individualized to fit the visual needs of each patient
- Generally conducted in-office, in weekly sessions of 1 hour
- Supplemented with activities at home between office visits (homework)
- Prescribed to help develop or improve fundamental visual skills and abilities
NEURO REHAB THERAPY IS NOT JUST EYE EXERCISES
Unlike other forms of exercise, the goal of Neuro Rehab Therapy is not to strengthen eye muscles. Your eye muscles are already incredibly strong! Neuro Rehab Therapy should not be confused with self-directed programs which have been marketed to the public. Our Neuro Rehab Therapy programs are supervised by vision care professionals, and many types of specialized equipment can be used in Neuro Rehab Therapy including:
- Therapeutic lenses
- Computer software
HOW DO YOU DETERMINE WHO NEEDS NEURO REHAB THERAPY?
The first step in any Neuro Rehab Therapy program is a comprehensive eye exam. Following a comprehensive eye exam, development testing can be performed to determine in Neuro Rehab Therapy is the appropriate treatment. Developmental testing includes a battery of tests to determine deficiencies in eye muscles movement, focusing, eye teaming, and perception, to name a few.
WHAT AGES CAN DO NEURO REHAB THERAPY?
Neuro Rehab Therapy can be performed at any age. Because your vision system does not fully develop until around the age of 7, it is best to start Neuro Rehab Therapy at an earlier age. However, it is never too late to correct the vision problem with therapy, and adults find success with therapy as well. Neuro Rehab Therapy can benefit patients who are experiencing learning difficulties at school, who have suffered brain injury or stroke, or to enhance sports performance to name a few.
WHAT DOES NEURO REHAB THERAPY COST? (varies with the number of sessions)
Developmental testing and parent conference: $200.00 (may be covered by medical insurance)
60 minute weekly office therapy sessions: $90.00 a session (may be covered by medical insurance)
Program Supplies: $50.00
Re-evaluation: With doctor: $73.00 (may be covered by medical insurance)
With therapist: $100.00 (may be covered by medical insurance)
Neuro Rehab therapy may be covered under major medical insurance plans. However, some insurance companies and managed care plans may deny or place severe limits on coverage for Neuro Rehab Therapy services as a cost-saving measure. Under all forms of medical insurance plans, you, the consumer and /or patient, have a right to request a review of any service that is denied coverage, or for which coverage is severely limited. If you believe your plan has incorrectly evaluated the claim for coverage, acted arbitrarily, or discriminated unfairly in determining coverage, you should seriously consider requesting a review.
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Please visit www.covd.org. Much of the information presented here came from this website.
COVD is a non-profit, international membership association of eye care professionals including optometrists, optometry students, and vision therapists. Established in 1971, COVD provides board certification for eye doctors and vision therapists who are prepared to offer state-of-the-art services in–
- Behavioral and Developmental Vision Care
- Vision Therapy
- Vision Rehabilitation