Following a brain injury, individuals often experience visual dysfunction. This can include a range of symptoms, such as eye strain, blurry or double vision, headaches, reading difficulty and even deficits in balance and mobility. Through proper evaluation and vision therapy – an individualized program of exercises supporting connection of eyes to the brain – treatment can help individuals improve safety, functioning and overall quality of life.
After this 60-minute webinar you will be able to:
- Understand the visual system and the diffuse impact an acquired brain injury has on visual function
- Identify the signs and symptoms of visual dysfunction and referral recommendations based on the level of impairment
- Describe the methods of evaluation for visual impairment and dysfunction
- Explain the treatment options for visual dysfunction and identify treatment protocols for vision therapy
Katie Bartholomew, OTR/L, CSRS, CBIS
This segment offers one hour of CEU accreditation from CCMC and CRC.