What is a Stroke and How Does it Affect Me?

A stroke is caused when blood supply to the brain is interrupted. Common symptoms of a stroke include face drooping, arm weakness, speech difficulty, numbness, trouble walking, and severe headaches. Strokes usually affect one side of the brain. When the brain is affected this can cause visual field loss, neglect, or loss of motor function on the opposite side of the body.

When strokes occur, it is not unusual for patients to have difficulty recognizing numbers, letters, or words. Spatial awareness can also become affect after a stroke and a visual midline shift can occur. Vision, balance, attention, and accuracy can all be affected after a stroke but it is important to remember that rehabilitation is possible.

How Can We Help?

Our brain’s continue to learn and create neuro-pathways up until the day we pass, so learning new techniques to improve our daily lives after incidents like a stroke shouldn’t feel impossible. Our customized rehabilitation program helps patients regain confidence in their space, reduce symptoms, and teaches visual strategies for daily living! We believe that everyone is capable of empowering themselves with the knowledge and skills to improve their daily life and reduce symptoms.

Test We Run

Balance Test & Body Mapping - Using a balance board and computerized system, we are able to asses how well your eyes and body work together. This test helps give insight on which sensory inputs, like vision and vestibular, are being used effectively to keep you balanced or if there is any dysfunction in the balance between the systems.

Our doctor also performs a body mapping and alignment assessment that uses specialized yoked prism lenses to help identify a visual mid-line shift and better align the body and visual system.

Right Eye - A 5 minute ocular movement test that uses infrared light to track eye movement and tests baselines for vision tracking, eye-teaming, eye-hand coordination, and other visual tracking impairments.