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Dr. Errol Rummel is an optometric physician who is COVD Board Certified in Vision Therapy and Vision Development, and is NORA Certified (Level III) in Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation.

Rummel Eye Care
Rummel Eye Care

2206 West County Line Road
Jackson, NJ 08527
(732) 364-4111

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation?
What does Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation treat?
What is Post-Trauma Vision Syndrome?
What is Hemianopsia and Neglect?
What are Side Vision Awareness Glasses™?


What is Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation?
Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation is the non-invasive, therapeutic treatment of adult and pediatric patients with eye/vision dysfunction related to neurological conditions like traumatic brain injury, brain tumor, stroke, concussion, and multiple sclerosis. It is based on the science of neuro-plasticity.

Neuro-Optometric treatment includes special treatment lenses, prisms, selective occlusion, neuro-optometric rehabilitative vision therapy, and other medically necessary visual treatment modalities and strategies. The treatment goal is to enhance and/or rehabilitate disrupted visual function, and to re-establish a more normal ambient—focal vision relationship.


What does Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation treat?
Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation treats double vision, eye muscle problems, side vision loss, focusing problems, and eye tracking difficulties. Other conditions treated include visual perception difficulties, visual-motor deficits, eye-hand coordination problems, light sensitivity, visually related postural or balance problems, and visual acuity impairment.


What is Post-Trauma Vision Syndrome?
Post-Trauma Vision Syndrome is a group of visual-ocular symptoms and signs when a brain injury causes disruption of the fibers of the brain. The brain injuries suffered are most often diffuse, and are caused by shearing and stretching of the brain fibers, as well as the neuro-toxic cascade induced by the injury. MRI findings are usually negative in Post-Trauma Vision Syndrome.

Post-Trauma Vision Syndrome symptoms and signs are:


What is Hemianopsia and Neglect?
Patients who have had a stroke or traumatic brain injury may lose one half of their peripheral vision to the right or left. This type of side vision loss is called hemianopsia. Many patients who have a hemianopsia are aware of the side vision loss. Some patients, however, are not aware of the side vision loss. That's called hemi-spatial inattention or neglect. Left-sided neglect is more common. When a patient has a hemianopsia and/or neglect, treatments are prescribed to make the patient more visually aware in the area of their side vision loss.


What are Side Vision Awareness Glasses™?
Dr. Rummel has successfully treated hundreds of patients with hemianopsia (side vision loss) and has written a protocol for hemianopsia scanning therapy, which is used by rehabilitation professionals. Side Vision Awareness Glasses are designed and prescribed by Dr. Rummel. These advanced optical technology glasses allow an immediate increase of visual awareness in the direction of the side vision loss. This helps reduce hemianopsia-related safety issues, and enhances the patient's performance of many activities of daily living, including driving where allowed.