Vision Therapy in Highland

Post-Stroke Vision Therapy

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Regain Your Visual Independence

Suffering a stroke can bring about profound changes, not only in one's physical abilities but also in visual abilities. Post-stroke vision problems can significantly impact daily life, but there is hope for recovery through post-stroke vision therapy.

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How Does a Stroke Affect Vision?

A stroke occurs when blood flow to the brain is disrupted, sometimes leading to brain damage. This impact can result in a host of challenges, including weakness or paralysis, memory and speech difficulties, confusion, balance issues, and vision changes.

Possible vision changes include:

  • Binocular Vision Issues

    Binocular vision, which allows the brain to merge images from both eyes into a single, clear image, may be affected after a stroke. This can lead to double vision, depth perception problems, headaches, eyestrain, and difficulty with tasks like driving.

  • Visual Field Loss

    Some individuals may experience loss of peripheral vision, causing a partial or complete blind spot in their visual field.

  • Ocular Motor Dysfunction

    This condition can disrupt smooth eye movements, making reading and walking more challenging.

  • Strabismus

    Also known as "crossed eyes," strabismus affects eye alignment and can impact vision.

  • Visual Perceptual and Processing Deficits

    Difficulties in processing visual information in the brain can lead to perceptual issues.


How Can Post-Stroke Vision Therapy Help?

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Even if there's nothing wrong with the eyes, brain damage can limit one’s vision. Vision therapy bridges the gap, enhancing the connection between the eyes and the brain and improving various stroke-related vision problems.

Vision therapists employ various techniques and tools, including games, balance exercises, prisms, and special lenses. These therapies are designed to maximize vision and help stimulate and reinforce the brain-eyes connection, thereby enhancing daily functioning.


Vision Therapy in Highland

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Hours
  • Monday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Thursday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Friday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Saturday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Sunday Closed
Insurance Plans
  • VSP
  • Medicare
  • United Healthcare
  • Spectera
  • Anthem
  • EyeMed
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross
  • MetLife
  • Aetna

When to Consider Vision Therapy After a Stroke

  • At the Onset of Visual Changes

    When you start experiencing visual changes after a stroke, incorporating vision therapy into your recovery plan early on can help you regain lost visual function.

  • Persistent Visual Symptoms

    If vision problems persist or worsen as you recover from a stroke, it's crucial to address them promptly. Vision therapy can help manage and improve these persistent symptoms.

  • Balance or Coordination Issues

    Post-stroke vision therapy can help with balance, coordination, headaches, and dizziness caused by visual issues after a stroke. It can improve your vision and overall health.

  • Reintroducing Visual Activities

    Whether reading, using a computer, or enjoying hobbies that require visual focus, therapy can help you regain the confidence to engage in these activities comfortably.


Patient Reviews
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- Jan. 20, 2024
Nice place
- Jan. 19, 2024
I was very pleased with my care and friendliness I received. The Doctor was excellent.
- Nov. 04, 2023
Great doctor and stuff. Very caring and helpful.
- Jul. 21, 2023
Dr Michael Jones has been my dr since my cataract surgery 7 years ago. He is thorough, snd spends as... much time as needed answering questions and providing information. He is the best!!
- May. 20, 2023
Dr. Jones is fantastic. Very personable and knowledgeable.
- Apr. 23, 2023
Always friendly and helpful
- Apr. 23, 2023
I came in with my eye hurting me and really bothering me. Dr. Kleinhoffer and his team squeezed me i... n today. Everyone was pleasant from the upfront staff to Dr. Kleinhoffer. I would refer anyone here. A big thank you to the staff and Dr. Kleinhoffer!
- Apr. 11, 2023
I have been seeing Dr. Michael Jones for close to 10 years. He is a very compassionate and understa... nding doctor and shows great concern for his patients!
- Mar. 31, 2023
Very happy with the service. Everyone is very knowledgeable.
- Mar. 22, 2023
Dr. Kleinhoffer is extremely knowledgeable and friendly. He explains things in a way that's easy for... me to understand. His staff are always very friendly and helpful. We love Kleinhoffer Family Eyecare!
- Feb. 09, 2023
Very thorough eye exam. Very pleasant employees. Dr. Is very professional.
- Sep. 02, 2022
Nice people. Nice products. Very nice prices!
- Jul. 21, 2022
Great doctor, awesome staff!
- Jul. 03, 2022
Always a top notch experience at Dr. Kleinhoffer’s office!
- Jun. 13, 2022
This office is excellent! Always friendly and willing to communicate regarding payments and insuran... ce availabilities!
- Apr. 19, 2022
Excellent eye care all of the staff is very willing to help.
- Apr. 15, 2022
Best Doctor in the area. I’ve been going here for 20+ years. Even when I didn’t have insurance I... still went here payed out of pocket. Always leave 100% happy
- Apr. 01, 2022
Love Dr, John and the staff, very friendly
- Feb. 13, 2018
Great doctor knows all about the eyes and conditions there are
- Mar. 15, 2017
I've been going to see John for 22 years now. He's a great doctor and has an amazing sense of humor.... His no nonsense approach will be very refreshing when you consider the alternatives. He will make sure you are happy with your prescription and feeling confident about the health of your eyes.

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Restore Your vision with Highland Family EyeCare

Are you concerned about changes in your vision following a stroke or the stroke of a loved one? Vision therapy can make a meaningful difference.

Schedule an appointment with us today, and let us guide you on your journey towards improved visual independence.

(618) 654-9999