Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation & Vision Therapy


Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation & Vision Therapy

Swoop Eye Care is the entrance point to accessing neuro-optometric care with Dr. Wallerich or Dr. Sieg. An evaluation is completed, and vision therapy recommended based upon findings/diagnoses and the best treatment for a patient’s particular need.

Neuro-optometric rehabilitation therapy or vision therapy focuses on the essential eye teaming, focusing, and other necessary eye movements that allow for clear, comfortable, and single vision in our daily lives. Therapy rehabilitates patients with either known or underperforming eye movements that may include tracking, depth perception, peripheral vision awareness, improved vision clarity (at distance or near), steady eye movements, and eye teaming. Our practice uses and focuses on evidence-based methodologies to help treat our patients in achieving measurable results and improved eye/vision related symptoms that many of our patients’ experience (double vision, eye fatigue, poor tracking, light sensitivity, poor peripheral vision awareness, and many others).

Swoop Eye Care has partnered with NeuVision Therapy & Rehabilitation to provide a treatment option for Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation & Vision Therapy.

To get started, let’s start on the Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitative Patient Experience Journey!

Step 1 - Comprehensive Eye Care Check (Photo of Slit-Lamp)

During this 1-hour visit, your Swoop Eye Care Team will complete a thorough eye health assessment with dilation and determine the best prescription with your neuro-optometrist (Dr. Wallerich or Dr. Sieg).

  • If your referring primary eye care provider (optometrist or ophthalmologist) completed a dilated eye health check within the last 12 months, we will request (via medical release form) records and then we may be able to go to Step 2!
Step 2 – Neuro-Optometric Evaluation (1.5-2 hours)

Welcome back to Swoop! This is a problem-focused assessment with your neuro-optometrist to evaluate eye & vision skills that may have been affected by damage to the eyes and/or central nervous system (brain). By the end of the visit, your neuro-optometrist will be better equipped provide a detailed plan of action to manage/treat your eye & vision concerns that may include:

  • New prescription lenses (tints, prism, progressives, anti-fatigue lenses, etc.)
  • Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitative Care (vision therapy)
  • Education on your eye/vision condition(s)
  • Strategies to improve eye/vision health
  • Resources that may exist
  • Referral(s) to other collaborative medical providers
  • Special testing (as needed)
Step 3A – Special Testing Considerations

If special testing is ordered, it may completed same day or shortly thereafter. Tests may include:

Step 3B – Swoop Optical or Referral Partners

Referral Partners

  • We always recommend that you work with your referring provider; however, we understand that there may be limitations (see below).

Swoop Optical

  • We have expert opticians that work with neuro-optometry patients every day to provide uncommon solutions for complicated/uncommon eye problems.
  • Affordability
  • Generous “doctor prescription change policy” at 6 months (OVER DOUBLE the industry standard)
  • In-House billing for medical insurance, auto-insurance, and worker’s compensation insurance
Step 3C - Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitative Care (Vision Therapy)
  • Co-Managing neuro-optometric rehabilitation therapists (occupational or physical therapy)– will receive a comprehensive letter discussing your binocular vision condition(s) to facilitate successful therapy
  • Swoop Eye Care will complete a referral to our vision therapy partner, NeuVision Therapy & Rehabilitation. Please visit our partner’s website to learn more on the process!
Step 4 – Swoop Eye Care - Progress Neuro-Optometric Follow-up/Binocular Vision Follow-Ups (1-2 hours)
  • Affiliated/Partner therapy patients working with your occupational therapist or physical therapist are recommended to follow-up to check your progress within 3-6 months by comparing information collected in Step 2 (Neuro-Optometric Evaluation).
  • NeuVision Therapy & Rehabilitation vision therapy patients follow-up as recommended by your treating provider to compare baseline testing from STEP 2 ( Neuro-Optometric Evaluation).

​​​​​​​After a neurological event, it is recommended to have a medical eye examination to check for changes to ocular health, measure any changes to your baseline prescription and screen for binocular vision dyfunctions. Once this is established, we will do a further assessment of the functionality of the binocular system to evaluate its strength, endurance, and flexibility at distance and near, assess peripheral awareness and the vestibular-ocular reflex. This assessment will help us determine the type and duration of rehabilitative therapy you may need. As a therapy program progresses, there will be progress evaluations throughout to adjust each program to the individual patient and a final assessment.