Jul 1, 2023 | Eye Health Info

Regain Your Independence with Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation

Living with a neurological condition can be challenging. Not only can it impact your physical abilities, but it can also affect your vision. Many neurological conditions can cause visual problems, such as double vision, blurred vision, and difficulty with eye movements. Having these issues can greatly impact your quality of life and make it difficult for you to do everyday tasks. 

Fortunately, neuro-optometric rehabilitation can help improve visual function in patients with neurological conditions. Let’s take a look at what neuro-optometric rehabilitation is and the benefits it offers for those with neurological conditions. 

What is neuro-optometric rehabilitation?  

Neuro-optometric rehabilitation (NOR) is a type of therapy that combines vision exercises with other rehabilitation techniques to improve visual function in patients with neurological conditions. It can address a range of visual symptoms, such as double vision, blurred vision, visual field loss, and sensitivity to light. By improving these visual skills, patients can regain their independence and return to their daily activities. 

How does NOR help patients with neurological conditions? 

NOR is a valuable treatment option for patients with neurological conditions who are experiencing vision problems. It can have a positive impact on mental health and well-being and offers many benefits, including:  

Improves visual function 

One of the main benefits of NOR is its ability to improve visual function. Patients can learn new ways to process visual information and improve their ability to coordinate their eye movements, which can improve depth perception and overall visual acuity. By improving these skills, patients can more easily navigate their environment and perform daily activities, such as reading, driving, and socializing. 

Improves cognitive function 

NOR can also improve cognitive function. Neurological conditions can affect a person’s cognitive abilities, causing issues with attention, memory, and problem-solving skills. By improving visual function, patients can improve their cognitive abilities, which can lead to better performance on cognitive tasks and better overall cognitive function. 

Helps patients regain independence 

NOR also helps patients regain their independence. For example, patients with traumatic brain injuries may struggle with balance and coordination, making it difficult to walk without assistance. With the help of NOR, patients can improve their visual function, which in turn can improve their balance and coordination. This can ultimately lead to greater independence and freedom to perform daily activities without assistance. It also helps to reduce the risk of falls or other accidents. 

Helps patients return to work faster 

In addition to improving independence, NOR can also help patients return to work. Many patients with neurological conditions find it difficult to work due to their vision problems. However, by using NOR, patients can improve their visual function, which can make it easier to perform work-related tasks. This can lead to greater job satisfaction and financial stability. 

Improves quality of life 

An important benefit of NOR is that it helps improve overall quality of life. By addressing vision problems, patients can regain their independence and ability to perform activities that were once challenging or impossible. This can lead to improved confidence and self-esteem, which can have a positive impact on mental health and well-being.


If you or a loved one is living with a neurological condition and experiencing vision problems, NOR may be able to help. At Prairie Vista Eye & Optical, we offer neuro-optometric rehabilitation services to help patients regain their independence and improve their visual function. Our team of trained professionals works with patients to develop a personalized treatment plan to meet their unique needs. Contact us today to schedule an appointment at our office in Liberal and learn if NOR is right for you.