Reducing symptoms of:
Migraine severity and duration
Photophobia and screen intolerance
Concussion and ABI post injury vision issues
Sensory Processing Disorder and Autism visual processing
Vestibular Disorder balance problems and dizziness
Post-stroke vision issues
Photosensitivity in epilepsy
Tourette related tics
Anxiety in high
...and symptoms of other neurological disorders where vision is affected
Visual Stress can lead to a cluster of visual, perceptual and physical symptoms that are similar to these diagnoses. Fortunately, reducing symptoms is possible with the same solutions used to reduce visual stress: precision tinted lenses, coloured paper and overlays, screen tinting software, and specialty lighting.
Reduce recovery time
When Visual Stress is reduced, more energy is available to focus on healing and to work on therapy and rehabilitation. The term ‘cognitive dollars’ is used to explain how there is only so much cognitive energy (dollars) the brain can apply to solve problems throughout the day. If it spends it all trying to manage problems with the visual system (where 80% of our sensory information comes from) the daily cognitive energy bank is drained and there is less available to spend on recovery – or for some, just making it through the day.
Reduce medication and cost
Research into migraines, epilepsy and many personal reports have indicated that some individuals are able to reduce the medications they take to manage symptoms. This can be attributed to the use of filters that help reduce the effect of visual triggers as well as environmental modifications.
Since you may require less medication and less time for rehabilitation therapies and learning strategies, you may also be able to reduce your overall expenses.
Note: While Opticalm offers assistive tools and technologies to help manage and reduce symptoms of visual stress, they are not meant to replace prescribed therapies or medications for your specific diagnosis.