Katie Johnson Wins Honorable Mention for Red Flags for Elementary Teachers at Florida Book Festival Awards ceremony on January 31, 2015
Forward written by Dr Press!
"Katie is able to share her observations based on her explorations into BrainDance, Brain Gym and Optometric Vision Therapy... Read Katie Johnson's Red Flags, and you'll be inspired to be an advocate for children's visual neurodevelopment and all that it can do to level the playing field."
Brain Injuries and PressVision
The process of vision rehabilitation begins with setting priorities regarding goals. Following an evaluation we identify the extent of any visual problems, and how they are impacting activities of daily living. In many instance a key family member becomes part of the team in helping restore better visual function. Invariably the patient has received a significant amount of care prior to coming to our office, and a review of reports or records of previous care is essential.
One component of vision rehabilitation may involve low vision services. When this is indicated we refer patients to optometric colleagues who specialize in that field. Our focus is on visual function in the presence of reasonably good eyesight. Rehabilitation may involve refinement or updating of the patient’s lens prescription. In select instances prisms are used to address double vision. This may involve prism to help both eyes work together better. In other instances yoked prism may be used to reposition where the patient is looking. This not only affects the ability to see singly, but can have a profound effect on balance and movement. Yoked prism may be used in cases of visual field loss, neglect or inattention.
In some cases patients are prescribed in-office optometric vision therapy activities to improve visual function and performance. The nature and frequency of the therapy is determined based upon the results of the doctor’s evaluation, the patient’s history, and input from other professionals.