Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation for Visual Snow Syndrome
Visual Snow Syndrome (VSS) is a neurological condition affecting 2-3% of the global population. Constantly experiencing visual static, flashing lights, and other perplexing symptoms, individuals with VSS often find their lives profoundly impacted. At Family Eye Care in Old Bridge, our neuro-optometrists employ innovative treatments to help alleviate VSS symptoms and enhance visual function.
Understanding Visual Snow Syndrome (VSS)
Visual Snow Syndrome is a neurological condition characterized by persistent visual disturbances, including the perception of static, flashing lights, and flickering dots in the visual field. These symptoms can be present continuously, irrespective of whether one's eyes are open or closed.
- Light sensitivity (Photophobia)
- Snow-like dots in the field of vision
- Small floating objects or flashes of light
- Continuing to see an image after it is gone (Palinopsia)
- Visual effects like starbursts, halos, and double vision (Diplopia)
Additionally, various non-visual symptoms may accompany VSS, impacting cognitive functioning and sensory processing.
- Migraines, brain fog, and confusion
- Dizziness and nausea
- Ringing, humming, or buzzing sounds (Tinnitus)
- Symptoms of anxiety and depression
- Insomnia and sleep-related problems
- Tingling sensations in arms and legs, accompanied by pain throughout the body
While the exact cause of VSS remains unknown, research suggests a link between hyperactivity in the visual cortex of the brain and the development of this condition.
Visual Snow Syndrome Treatment in Old Bridge
Our neuro-optometrists at Family Eye Care are highly experienced in neuro-optometric rehabilitation. This advanced approach focuses on improving visual function and addressing neurological conditions impacting vision, including VSS. With their expertise and extensive knowledge, our team develops personalized treatment plans to alleviate VSS symptoms and enhance visual well-being effectively.
Each Case of VSS Is Unique
Our neuro-optometrists conduct a detailed assessment to understand VSS's impact on your visual system. During the evaluation, we take the time to listen to your concerns and understand the full scope of your symptoms. Our specialized assessments focus on assessing various aspects of visual function and processing aspects, enabling us to gain valuable insights into how VSS affects your vision.
Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Techniques
We understand that it is not solely an issue with the eyes but rather a complex neurological condition affecting visual perception. Our neuro-optometric rehabilitation program employs a combination of visual exercises and therapeutic activities tailored to each patient's needs.
These exercises and activities aim to improve visual stability, coordination, and integration. They may involve eye-tracking exercises, visual scanning tasks, and visual-motor coordination exercises. By engaging in these exercises, we can help retrain and optimize how your brain processes visual information, improving visual perception and overall visual function.
We aim to provide you with the tools and strategies to manage VSS symptoms and improve your quality of life effectively.
Support and Guidance
Living with Visual Snow Syndrome can be a challenging and isolating experience. At Family Eye Care, you don't have to face it alone. Our dedicated team is here to support you every step of the way.
Our neuro-optometrists will guide you through neuro-optometric rehabilitation, ensuring you understand the exercises and activities involved. They will monitor your progress carefully, making any necessary adjustments to your treatment plan to ensure optimal results. Our Old Bridge team is available to answer your questions, address your concerns, and encourage you to stay motivated on your path to improvement.
If you or a loved one is experiencing the distressing symptoms of Visual Snow Syndrome, we encourage you to schedule an appointment at Family Eye Care. Our experienced neuro-optometrists will thoroughly evaluate and develop a personalized treatment plan to address your unique needs. Let us help you regain visual comfort and improve your quality of life.