Vision Therapy in St. Augustine

Post-Stroke Vision Therapy

(904) 824-0212
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 St. Augustine

Our optometry practice in St. Augustine

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Hours
  • Monday 9:00 am - 5:30 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 Closed
  • Sunday Closed
Insurance Plans
  • VSP
  • Medicare
  • United Healthcare
  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Superior Vision
  • Davis Vision
  • EyeMed

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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- Feb. 21, 2024
Go see Dr Brown.
- Feb. 18, 2024
The best staff I have ever seen in eye care!!! They have the mix of professional with friendly down!... Love this staff!
- Feb. 12, 2024
My eyes are very important to me, I feel confident with Dr Horning, he is thorough and caring. I hi... ghly recommend Rowe Family Eye Care
- Jan. 25, 2024
Excellent services
- Dec. 21, 2023
I highly recommend Dr. Pearl and the staff at Rowe Family Eye Care. Super knowledgeable and friendly... .
- Dec. 21, 2023
Great experience for the third straight year. They always do a great job!
- Dec. 11, 2023
This folks everyone is absolutely amazing. Got 3 pairs of glasses and they are exactly what I wanted...
- Dec. 02, 2023
Always good care!
- Dec. 02, 2023
Great overall Experience
- Nov. 29, 2023
Awesome people, highly recommended.
- Nov. 08, 2023
Always friendly. Always thorough. Always professional.
- Oct. 25, 2023
In time, friendly and very efficient.
- Oct. 11, 2023
very professional, timely and helpful
- Oct. 11, 2023
They we're very quick to screen my daughter when I had concerns about her vision in school. They als... o were able to give the teachers wonderful tips on how to help her!
- Oct. 10, 2023
Came in for my yearly eye exam. From the time I walked in until I left I was pleased. Joe waited on ... me at the counter and gave me my paperwork, Taylor took me back and started all the tests, then Dr. Pearl and Amanda came in to do the testing. What a awesome experience. Everything was explained to me and when i did not understand it was ok. Joe then measured my eyes for my new glasses. Rowe deserves a high five for everything. Oh and the cleanliness of the office was great. I highly recommend Rowe.
- Sep. 30, 2023
The staff was friendly and professional. The Dr. was the best that I have seen in many years. She is... very knowledgeable. cares, took her time and explained everything.
- Sep. 29, 2023
Vision therapy at Rowe changed my Son's life. I am forever grateful.
- Sep. 15, 2023
The staff is cordial knowledgeable and helpful. Dr. Horning is fantastic and very thorough in his ey... e exams. I appreciate his input and his skill. The other day he gave me one of the most complete and thorough eye examinations and assessment are I’ve had in a long time.
- Sep. 14, 2023
Wonderful experience all around. Highly recommended. I’ll be back!
- Sep. 11, 2023
The whole atmosphere of the Rowe office is friendly and helpful. I had gone to a previous eye clinic... that was so busy the staff had no time for anyone. At Rowe they are with you from the moment you walk in till you leave.

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Restore Your vision with Rowe 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.

(904) 824-0212