Neuro-Optometry in Lincoln

Neuro-Optometry in Lincoln

Restoring Vision & Balance to Your Life

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Training the Eye-Brain Connection

  • Have you recently been diagnosed with a concussion or other brain injury?
  • Are you seeing double or having trouble reading?

The effects of a brain injury or neurological disorder on vision are often overlooked. These can cause a disruption between the eyes and the brain resulting in vision problems. These problems can range from double vision and blurriness to mobility and balance issues.

We at EyeCare Specialties - Pine Lake help retrain the brain and eyes to work together so you can live your best life.

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Neuro Optometry in Lincoln

Our optometry practice in Lincoln

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Hours
  • Monday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tuesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Wednesday 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Thursday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Saturday 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Sunday Closed
  • May. 27 Closed
Insurance Plans
  • VSP
  • Medicare
  • United Healthcare
  • Aetna
  • Spectera
  • Anthem
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • EyeMed
  • Blue Cross
  • MetLife

4 Common Visual Symptoms of Brain Injury

  • Balance issues

    The vestibular system, which regulates your balance, is heavily connected to your visual system. Problems with one can often cause difficulties with the other.

  • Issues with visual tracking

    The eyes’ inability to move together in a continuous motion, to follow moving objects and to read fluently.

  • Double or blurry vision

    This may have to do with a number of issues, including the eye’s inability to converge together on a target image or point together in the same direction.

  • Headaches

    Issues with eye coordination and visual processing can cause the eyes and brain to become overworked, resulting in headaches.

Our Lincoln neuro-optometrists will help retrain your eye-brain connection


What is Neuro Optometric Rehabilitation Therapy?

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Neuro-optometric rehabilitation therapy is a customized treatment regimen for those with visual deficits resulting from traumatic brain injuries (TBI), physical disabilities or other neurological issues, such as a stroke or Parkinson's Disease. The therapy applies the latest methods and treatments of neuro-plasticity and vision function to help patients develop or regain the essential visual skills necessary for learning and optimal daily function. 

An undiagnosed vision condition, or one resulting from a traumatic brain injury or neurological disease, can result in the following problems:

  • Double-vision
  • Blurred vision
  • Eye-teaming and eye-tracking problems 
  • Visual field loss
  • Extreme sensitivity to light (photophobia)
  • Eye focusing problems

As part of an interdisciplinary approach, neuro-optometric rehabilitation therapy targets the underlying cause of the symptoms listed above.

If you or a loved one is suffering from neurological disease or brain trauma visit EyeCare Specialties - Pine Lake for a comprehensive eye exam and neuro-optometric solutions.

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- May. 17, 2024
Have blurred vision and problems reading Found out I have cataracts. Dr Doug Harshman was very frien... dly and explained everything to me Would go back to him in a heart beat. Thank you Doug and staff.
- Apr. 19, 2024
Awesome place with awesome staff!
- Apr. 06, 2024
Dr. Taylor Steger was phenomenal! Hands down, the most thorough eye exam I have ever had. He was ext... remely patient with me as I asked several questions, provided me with lots of information, and had excellent bedside manner. Further, Dr. Steger’s team took great care of me and even went out of their way to make my appointment with a specialist for LASIK. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!!
- Apr. 02, 2024
They have been taking care of my eye health for over 30 years. Thank you!
- Mar. 15, 2024
My brother Scott recommended Dr. Brightman. I’m so glad he did. Fantastic experience. My appointme... nt ran on time and the staff was kind and gracious. I highly recommend Dr. Brightman and his staff.
- Mar. 08, 2024
Dr. Taylor Steger and the whole staff, from beginning to end, provided highly professional skilled s... ervices. I was very impressed not only by them, but the whole facility.
- Feb. 16, 2024
Wonderful and kind staff. Answered all questions and always helpful.
- Jan. 17, 2024
Always timely and friendly! Wouldn't go anywhere else!
- Jan. 10, 2024
Staff arrived on time to get my kids and Dr. Brightman is always positive and knowledgeable when it ... comes to our eyes! I highly recommend seeing Dr. Brightman for your eyecare needs!
- Jan. 06, 2024
Everything went as expected.
- Nov. 17, 2023
Every person that helped me took the time to answer questions and didn't rush .
- Oct. 27, 2023
Very thorough and professional.
- Oct. 22, 2023
Eye Care Specialities is an excellent place for all your eye care needs.
- Sep. 28, 2023
The exams are thorough and efficient. The staff and doctors are friendly and helpful.
- Aug. 05, 2023
This was my first visit here and ai was impressed how friendly, knowledgeable and empathetic the st... aff was! They gave me hope that I might have vision again!
- Jul. 16, 2023
Great service and knowledgeable staff.
- Jun. 17, 2023
Professional caring knowledgable staff. Appointments are always a delight. Great frame selection ... and assistance. I could not be more pleased.
- Jun. 12, 2023
I’ve had nothing but wonderful experiences at this Eye Care Specialities! I’ve seen both Dr. Rei... ns and Dr. Brightman and both were so personable and helpful. They both took time to explain things thoroughly! Heather in contact lens ordering caught that my strength of contacts are medically necessary and are covered more by my insurance! This saved me hundreds of dollars! Wow! I recommend this location to all my family and friends!
- May. 28, 2023
Nice people
- May. 28, 2023
My experience was a positive one with the whole staff !!! Doctor was great !!!

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Neuro-Optometry FAQs

Can a concussion affect my vision?

90% of patients with traumatic brain injuries (such as concussions) suffer visual symptoms. While not always noticeable, they can impact everyday tasks and activities. If you begin noticing changes in your vision following a concussion or other head trauma, contact EyeCare Specialties - Pine Lake immediately.

Who can neuro-optometry help?

Neuro-optometry can help people dealing with visual issues linked to:

  • Autism
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Diabetic neuropathy
  • Concussion
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Cerebral palsy (CP)
  • Cerebral vascular accidents (CVA)
  • Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
What are common types of vision problems after TBI?
  • Blurred vision, especially with seeing up close. Double vision.
  • Problems with eye teaming. 
  • Decreased peripheral vision.
  • Visual problems that affect balance and cause motion sensitivity
  • Eye pain
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Double vision
Will I notice vision issues right after my concussion?

Not necessarily. Although symptoms can present themselves immediately following a brain injury, often they are only noticed weeks or months after the initial injury. This is especially true if the injury is severe, since you may have other serious and potentially life-threatening issues that require more urgent medical attention. In any case, the earlier you get neuro-optometric rehabilitation therapy, the better.


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Restore your vision and quality of life by visiting EyeCare Specialties - Pine Lake in Lincoln today.

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