Cerebral Palsy and Vision Issues

Cerebral palsy may be associated with a variety of vision problems and conditions, however, not all individuals with cerebral palsy will have vision problems. 

Cerebral Palsy and Vision Issues in Bellflower

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Exploring the Impact of Cerebral Palsy on Vision: Understanding the Prevalence and Importance of Early Detection and Treatment

Many studies show that up to 75% of children with cerebral palsy have vision issues. Early diagnosis and treatment of these issues is crucial for optimal emotional and cognitive development.

Our pediatric developmental eye doctor recommends that all children should undergo regular developmental eye exams so that interventions can be put into place as early as possible for those who need them.

Cerebral palsy can affect vision in a number of ways:

Difficulty with eye movement

Some patients with cerebral palsy may have difficulty with eye movements such as tracking or following moving objects. This can make it challenging to engage in activities such as reading or watching television.

Focusing problems

Some patients with cerebral palsy may have difficulty with focusing their eyes. This can lead to blurred vision or the need to strain to see clearly.

Double vision

In some cases, patients with cerebral palsy may experience double vision, or diplopia. This can be caused by problems with eye alignment or other issues with the muscles that control eye movement.

Strabismus

Strabismus, or misalignment of the eyes, is common in patients with cerebral palsy. This can cause the eyes to point in different directions and can lead to double vision.

Difficulty with eye-hand coordination

It is possible that some patients with cerebral palsy may have difficulty with eye-hand coordination, which can make tasks such as writing or using utensils challenging.

If you or a loved one is experiencing any of these visual symptoms and has cerebral palsy, it is important to see our neuro optometrist for a neuro-optometric evaluation. To schedule a neuro optometric exam, please call (562) 925-6591. Take our online visual skills assessment to help identify if your child has a potential visual deficit that may be interfering with their vision Take our online quiz

What Is Cerebral Palsy?

Cerebral palsy is a neurological disorder that affects movement, posture and muscle tone. It is caused by damage to the brain, usually occurring before or during birth. Cerebral palsy is not a progressive disorder, meaning it does not get worse over time, but the symptoms can change and may improve or worsen. Cerebral palsy can sometimes affect vision, although the specific visual issues that may arise can vary widely from person to person.

What Is Cerebral Palsy?
Enhancing Quality of Life through Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation: Understanding the Benefits for Individuals with Cerebral Palsy

Enhancing Quality of Life through Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation: Understanding the Benefits for Individuals with Cerebral Palsy

Neuro-optometric rehabilitation is a type of therapy that aims to improve vision and visual function in patients with neurological conditions such as cerebral palsy. It is provided by optometrists who have specialized training in this area.

Neuro-optometric rehabilitation can help patients with cerebral palsy improve their vision and visual function, which can in turn improve their overall functional abilities. It can also help reduce the risk of falls and other accidents that can be caused by vision problems.

The specific goals of neuro-optometric rehabilitation will vary depending on the patients and their needs. It may involve the use of eyeglasses, prisms or other visual aids, as well as exercises to improve eye movements and visual processing. In some cases, vision therapy may also be used to help improve visual skills such as eye-hand coordination and the ability to track moving objects.

If you or a loved one has cerebral palsy and is interested in learning more about neuro-optometric rehabilitation, it is important to see our qualified optometrist who has experience in this area. To schedule a neuro-optometric evaluation in Bellflower, please call (562) 925-6591.

Enhancing Quality of Life through Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation: Understanding the Benefits for Individuals with Cerebral Palsy

Can Cerebral Palsy Be Cured?

While there is no cure for cerebral palsy, early intervention and therapy can improve symptoms and help individuals with the disorder lead full and independent lives. This may include vision therapy, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech therapy. In some cases, surgery may be necessary to address muscle spasms or other issues.

Common Questions

In most cases, cerebral palsy is not hereditary and is not caused by genetics. It is usually caused by damage to the brain before, during, or shortly after birth. If you are experiencing visual symptoms of cerebral palsy, call us to schedule an evaluation today at (562) 925-6591.
Cerebral Palsy and Vision Issues
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Maximizing your Vision with a Neuro-Optometric Evaluation at Amplify EyeCare of Greater Long Beach: Schedule An Appointment With Our Neuro Optometrist

If you or someone you care about has cerebral palsy and is experiencing difficulty processing visual information, we welcome you to schedule a neuro-optometric evaluation. A neuro-optometric evaluation is a specialized examination that assesses the interaction between the visual system and the brain, and it can identify and address any issues with visual processing that may be affecting daily life. 

If you are interested in scheduling a neuro-optometric, we recommend contacting our neuro-optometrist in Bellflower who has experience working with patients with cerebral palsy. Call us at (562) 925-6591 to schedule an appointment. 

Patients with functional vision issues caused by neurological disorders visit our clinic from all over California, and we are proud to be a leading provider of neuro optometric rehabilitation services for patients from Bellflower, Long Beach, Lakewood, and Los Angeles.

Testimonials


I haven't actually used the optometrist side, so my review is limited to the vision therapy offered.  This office was recommended by my occupational therapist for the treatment of my double vision following a stroke.


Claire A.

Love this location. I had a brain injury accident from day one one. All the team make you feel you still important and hope in the horizon after when the medical system fell you miserably. Dr. Ikeda very professional and very understanding about your issue. Two tombs up.


Jim K.

My husband and I were immediately impressed with Dr Ikeda. I was hit by a car while cycling which caused broken bones and three brain injuries. The brain injuries caused double vision. Dr. Ikeda examined my eyes and got me started on vision therapy with his occupational therapist who specializes in vision therapy.  She (Chris) is absolutely great.  I am impressed with the array of tools used to help recover my binocular vision.  I am doing things I never thought were possible (balance boards etc).  Chris pushes me and keeps me motivated. I really enjoy my sessions with her.  The office staff is always friendly and they have a wonderful appointment reminder tool that makes it easy to keep my calendar up to date. I am happy the rehab center at Little Co. of Mary recommended them!!


Teresa S.

The Vision Therapy is handled in a separate office through a different door from the shared waiting room. Chris, the vision therapist, has a wide and varied assortment of tools, equipment and resources to best evaluate and treat most vision issues. After just a few visits, my double vision became easier to control, using exercises developed during the therapy process. It was time well-spent.


Joe M.

I have been coming here since I can remember. I love it here. The staff is so amazing and nice. They explain everything they gonna do and never make you feel rushed. Dr. Ikeda has always been my doctor and I would never want another one. He is the doctor for my whole family and is always asking how everyone is doing. I am also so crazy about picking out my frames and have to try so many and each person who helps me take the time and lets me try them all on. I would never want to go anywhere else! I definitely would recommend this office to anyone looking for a great eye doctor.


Kayla W.

This is not for the eye exam but for the frames selection portion. I brought my prescription from Kaiser here with my VSP insurance. The reception staff was very polite and professional.  Manny helped me to pick out frames and explain my coverage.  Very helpful and patient not like the individual at the other place I rated here on Yelp.  I was running late and he still helped me and was not bothered at all.  I am so glad I came here ..........very pleased.

Very professional staff and pleasant.


Daniel G.
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