Neuro-Optometric Vision Rehabilitation
Neuro-Optometric Vision Rehabilitation is a multi-disciplinary approach to treating post-trauma vision syndrome, vision difficulties after stroke, concussion, whiplash, autoimmune disease, or any other insult to the central nervous system. We utilize advanced technology, such as the Visual Evoked Potential (VEP) and the Visagraph, to help diagnose these vision problems, and use specialized techniques to help our patients overcome them. If you or a loved one think you might have vision problems after a brain injury, see our Symptoms page and call us for an appointment today.
What is a Developmental Optometrist?
Dr. Amanda Zeller Manley and Dr. Mehrnaz Green are both Developmental Optometrists.We offer a holistic approach to vision, emphasizing enhancing the way a person uses his or her visual skills to perform their best in life, school, and sport. We use vision therapy, visuo-cognitive therapy, or neuro-optometric rehabilitation techniques; lenses, filters, occlusion; or some combination of the above.
After completing a doctorate in optometry, both Dr. Zeller and Dr. Green embarked upon a journey to heal children and adults of complex vision problems. Drs. Zeller and Green completed hundreds of hours of post-graduate continuing education in pediatric vision, vision development, brain injury, autism and special needs, and many other topics in specialty vision care. Between us, Drs. Zeller and Green have over twenty years of hands-on experience treating vision issues that go beyond the need for glasses or contact lenses.
Both Dr. Zeller and Dr. Green are Board Certified in Vision Development and Vision Therapy, as Fellows of the College of Optometrists in Vision Development (FCOVD). This extensive process involves coursework, essays, case reports, and written and oral examinations. Approximately one percent of US optometrists hold this advanced certification. We are both in the process of obtaining Fellowship Certification from the Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Association (FNORA). Dr. Green is also a DIR-FCD Certified Profectum Professional in Developmental Optometry and Intermediate DIR(R) Floortime(tm) provider.
The Vision & Conceptual Development Center offers specialized treatment and care solutions for visual challenges in both children and adults. Call our office today at 301.951.0320 or fill out our online Request an Appointment form to schedule your appointment.
Do you know the 17 visual skills necessary for achievement in school, work, sports, and life?
- Eye Movement Control
- Simultaneous Focus at Far
- Sustaining Focus at Far
- Simultaneous Focus at Near
- Sustaining Focus at Near
- Simultaneous Alignment at Far
- Sustaining Alignment at Far
- Simultaneous Alignment at Near
- Sustaining Alignment at Near
- Central Vision (Visual Acuity)
- Peripheral Vision
- Depth Awareness
- Color Perception
- Gross Visual-Motor
- Fine Visual-Motor
- Visual Perception
- Visual Integration
Vision Therapy can help develop all of these skills! Seeing "20/20", or visual acuity, is only a small part of how we use our vision for life. When you're missing even one of the above visual skills, you or your child may be struggling needlessly. Call our office today at 301.951.0320 or fill out our online Request an Appointment form to schedule your appointment.
Skills list from COVD.org
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