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I am going to be starting school at UH Optometry in the fall of 2016 and as of now I am very interested in the Neuro/Brain Vision Rehabilitation Residency offered. I just had a couple of questions for current optometrists who are both in this field and not.
1. Where would a nero-optometrist practice? Private practice or clinic/hospital setting? Personally I would prefer to be working in a clinic or hospital.
2. How many patients are there who actually need services provided from neuro optometrists?
3. If I were to open a private practice could I be performing refractions as well as see patients that need brain vision services in my office?

These are some of the main questions I had from the top of my head. Feel free to provide any other information!! Thanks :)
 

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I am going to be starting school at UH Optometry in the fall of 2016 and as of now I am very interested in the Neuro/Brain Vision Rehabilitation Residency offered. I just had a couple of questions for current optometrists who are both in this field and not.
1. Where would a nero-optometrist practice? Private practice or clinic/hospital setting? Personally I would prefer to be working in a clinic or hospital.
2. How many patients are there who actually need services provided from neuro optometrists?
3. If I were to open a private practice could I be performing refractions as well as see patients that need brain vision services in my office?

These are some of the main questions I had from the top of my head. Feel free to provide any other information!! Thanks :)
I currently work as a technician for an optometrist that specializes in neuro-rehab and vision therapy and was recently accepted to optometry school for the start of next fall. She sees a lot of TBI patients and it is an area that a lot of optometrists are uncomfortable with treating as they haven't had nearly as much experience. She gets referrals from all over the state and these patients are extremely grateful for her work and expertise. The clinic that I currently work in is a private clinic. It is incredible to see the various patients and their needs. It is a field that a lot of people would never think of going to an optometrist for, but I believe that the field continues to grow. I hope this helps.
 

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I currently work as a technician for an optometrist that specializes in neuro-rehab and vision therapy and was recently accepted to optometry school for the start of next fall. She sees a lot of TBI patients and it is an area that a lot of optometrists are uncomfortable with treating as they haven't had nearly as much experience. She gets referrals from all over the state and these patients are extremely grateful for her work and expertise. The clinic that I currently work in is a private clinic. It is incredible to see the various patients and their needs. It is a field that a lot of people would never think of going to an optometrist for, but I believe that the field continues to grow. I hope this helps.

Thanks so much! Which state does your doctor practice in?
 

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I am going to be starting school at UH Optometry in the fall of 2016 and as of now I am very interested in the Neuro/Brain Vision Rehabilitation Residency offered. I just had a couple of questions for current optometrists who are both in this field and not.
1. Where would a nero-optometrist practice? Private practice or clinic/hospital setting? Personally I would prefer to be working in a clinic or hospital.
2. How many patients are there who actually need services provided from neuro optometrists?
3. If I were to open a private practice could I be performing refractions as well as see patients that need brain vision services in my office?

These are some of the main questions I had from the top of my head. Feel free to provide any other information!! Thanks :)
 

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The VA is a good place for neuro/TBI specialists . The pts are great and very appreciative.
 

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I am going to be starting school at UH Optometry in the fall of 2016 and as of now I am very interested in the Neuro/Brain Vision Rehabilitation Residency offered. I just had a couple of questions for current optometrists who are both in this field and not.
1. Where would a nero-optometrist practice? Private practice or clinic/hospital setting? Personally I would prefer to be working in a clinic or hospital.
2. How many patients are there who actually need services provided from neuro optometrists?
3. If I were to open a private practice could I be performing refractions as well as see patients that need brain vision services in my office?

These are some of the main questions I had from the top of my head. Feel free to provide any other information!! Thanks :)

My guess is that most neuro-rehab is happening in a private practice setting, at least that has been my experience. There are tons of patients who could benefit from those services. Some ODs practice specialty-only, but I know of a few who mix that with primary care services. I personally think specializing is best done 100%.
 
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