Collaborative care has become essential as the breadth of knowledge in each profession as expanded. We regularly accept referrals from the following professionals:
Clear eyesight is just one of the 10 visual skills required to succeed visually. People must have a variety of scanning, focusing and visual coordination skills for learning and getting meaning from reading. If these visual skills have not been developed, or are poorly developed, learning can be difficult, stressful, and people typically react in a variety of ways.
Occupational Therapists work with children in the early years and often identify those with vision development problems. Occupational Therapists also refer patients with traumatic brain injury from motor vehicle accidents and Stroke.
Side Vision Awareness Glasses allow patients with Hemianopia to detect objects in their missing field. The objective of vision therapy is to rewire the eye/brain connection to develop proper visual, perceptual, and ocular-motor abilities, allowing a person to perform to their full potential in school and everyday life. Click here to refer
The profession of Optometry has expanded so vastly that it is impossible to specialize in every aspect of Optometric Care. We see a future where ALL Optometry practices have an area of special interest we refer to each other for these services to better serve our patients. Aside from primary care, we have chosen to focus on Vision Therapy and Low Vision. Click here to refer
The profession of Ophthalmology has become in such high demand that we see that Ophthalmologists should be reserved for the most complex cases in medical eye care. We regularly receive referrals for co-managing early-stage disease in these areas: Macular Degeneration, Dry Eye, Glaucoma, Diabetic Retinopathy. We also co-manage refractive surgery patients (Refractive Cataract Surgery, LASIK / PRK). Click here to refer
We receive referrals to our Low Vision Clinic for those patients who are no longer able to see well enough with traditional eyewear to do the activities they would like to do. Click here to refer
Primary Care Physicians:
Primary Care Physicians are the gateway to our Medical System. We regularly receive referrals for Comprehensive exams, Diabetic Retinopathy Screenings, Driver Examinations, Flashes / Floaters, Foreign Body Removal, Glaucoma Screening, and Red eyes. Click here to refer
Physiotherapists refer patients of all ages who have had a traumatic brain injury. Side Vision Awareness Glasses allow patients with Hemianopia to detect objects in their missing field. Click here to refer
A large part of learning is done visually. Reading, spelling, writing, chalkboard work, and computer work are among the daily tasks students tackle all day long. Each activity involves the visual abilities to see quickly and understanding visual information which is frequently less than arm’s length from the eyes.
Most school screenings test the sharpness of distance eyesight, allowing many vision problems that affect learning to go undetected. But teachers who are aware of and understand the signs and symptoms can identify learning-related visual problems in anyone. The objective of vision therapy is to rewire the eye/brain connection to develop proper visual, perceptual, and ocular-motor abilities, allowing a person to perform to their full potential in school. Click here to refer