the visual system following brain injury are far more common than
previously thought. Rarely experienced as such, they can undermine
a person's recovery. While the requirements of states vary, in order
to drive safely it is necessary to see clearly and have a full field
of vision. A rehabilitative optometric evaluation should be included
in preparation for your driving evaluation.
Persons in the
metropolitan New York area are encouraged to contact the Head Trauma
Vision Rehabilitation Unit at the University Optometric Center (33
W. 42nd St., New York, NY 10036 or call 212 780-4961).
If there is
any possibility that you could benefit from specialized rehabilitative
optometric care, seek it out in your own community, for example
through the Neuro-optometric Rehabilitation Association.