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Vision Screening and Rehab

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Unidentified vision problems can unknowingly affect self-care, mobility, reading, writing, and occupational choices. Early identification of vision deficits, both perceptual and functional is critical to a comprehensive rehab treatment plan. Vision deficits may be developmental in nature or acquired due to neurological damage. Incorporation of an understanding of how vision affects function will enhance treatment and improve outcomes for clients.

You will learn how functional visual skills form the basis for learning the vision screening tool. You will also learn how focusing, tracking, depth perception and binocular coordination can be affected by neurological and developmental deficits and how to modify the treatment plan appropriately.


  • Review basic visual anatomy and physiology
  • Describe what the symptoms of visual deficits are and how they affect performance
  • Conduct visual screening, scoring and prepare documentation
  • Incorporate a knowledge of vision deficits into treatment plans
  • Describe basic vision rehab exercises to treat some of the common deficits
  • Explain how to set up a vision screening program and referral with a vision consultant

Why Vision Screening?
  • The rationale for vision screening
  • The time line for development of visual skills
  • Incidence of vision disorders associated with various genetic anomalies and neurological events
Anatomy of the Eye
  • The eye chamber and lens
  • Neurology of visual pathway and concept of feature detectors
  • The process of vision and multi-sensory integration
  • The eye muscles
The Functional Visual Skills
  • Accommodation
  • Vergence and the physiology of binocular vision
  • Eye movements and function of peripheral vision
Visual Dysfunction/ Brief Intro to Treatment Options and Integration into the Rehab Treatment Plan
  • Refractive errors
  • Abnormal eye postures, and strabismus; developmental and acquired
  • Oculomotor dysfunction
  • Cortical blindness & visual field restitution training
Vision Screening
  • Acuity testing
  • Eye movement testing
  • Eye alignment testing
  • Peripheral vision testing
How to Use Vision Consultants
  • As a resource
  • Knowing when to refer
  • Develop a vision rehab program in your facility

Length: 4 DVD(s)

Duration: 6 hours, 23 minutes



Laurie Chaikin, O.D., OTR/L, FCOVD received her Doctor of Optometry Degree from UC Berkeley in May 1993. Ten years earlier, she received a Masters in Science in Occupational Therapy. Since that time she has been integrating her knowledge and interest in vision and neurological rehab, creating a practice which represents a merging of both. Dr. Chaikin’s current professional interests are in early identification of visual problems in patients with stroke, traumatic brain injury, pediatrics, development of a visual rehab treatment plan and implementation. She has taught visual rehab training courses to therapists around the nation for the past 30 years. Dr. Chaikin has published a chapter on visual rehabilitation in Darcy Umphreds’ text Neurological Rehabilitation. In January of 2009, she launched her newest venture; Mobile Optometric Rehab, bringing her services directly to the patients’ home or rehab center in a specially equipped van.