Jefferson University Hospitals

Vision Therapy

Vision therapy, also known as neuro-optometric rehabilitation, corrects or improves visual conditions caused or exacerbated by concussion. This type of treatment can be thought of as physical therapy for certain aspects of the visual center of the brain. The goal of vision therapy is to strengthen the connection between the eyes and the brain for improved visual skills at work, school and sports.

Our neuro-optometrists who are board certified in vision therapy create individualized treatment programs using lenses, prisms, 3D activities, and other specialized instrumentation to address lingering concussion symptoms such as: double vision, blurred vision, eye strain and fatigue, light sensitivity, headaches, dizziness, nausea, difficulty tracking moving objects and loss of place when reading.

Underlying conditions that can be exacerbated by concussion include: amblyopia, or lazy eye; strabismus, or wandering/crossed eyes; binocular vision; tracking disorders and perception problems. These are addressed within the treatment program and typically consist of one or two sessions per week for 14-24 weeks along with an associated home program.