Concussion Therapy (Neuro-Rehab)

Concussion Therapy | Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation 

Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation is a therapy which utilizes different exercises, therapeutic prisms, lenses, filters and occlusion to help stimulate parts of the brain which are not functioning to their highest potential - due to interruptions caused by brain injury.

Sight is our most precious sense. But seeing requires both healthy eyes for vision and a healthy brain for processing visual inputs.


Concussion: Traumatic Brain Injury Symptoms, Test & Treatment


According to the latest neuroscience research, visual problems may be one of the most reliable indicators that something is wrong with the brain and one of the best ways of tracking brain healing over time. This gives optometrists a unique opportunity to evaluate brain function while evaluating vision.

Approximately 65-85% of all information processed by the brain comes through the visual system. By using different therapeutic lenses and prisms, Dr. Bruce Lidkea can help to guide healing and changes in the brain.


Watch this video to see how concussions can affect vision:


Symptoms to watch for following an Acquired Brain Injury would be:

  • Personality changes (often times other symptoms can cause extreme frustration or depression for the patient)
  • Dizziness/Nausea/Disorientation
  • Anxiety
  • Change in posture
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Difficulties with reading
  • Balance problems
  • Blurred Vision/Double vision
  • Loss of peripheral vision
  • Headaches
  • Problems with depth perception
  • Eye turn
  • Concentration/attention changes
  • Hearing/hypersensitivity to noise
  • Withdrawal
  • Sleep pattern changes
  • Memory
  • Difficulty navigating


Concussion Guidelines | Patient Education | UCSF Health


*We coordinate care with other medical professionals that the patient may already be seeing such as neurologists, occupational or physical therapists, chiropractors and primary care doctors to ensure patients have a multidisciplined treatment plan.