Brain injury from a traumatic event like a concussion, or medical condition such as stroke or other neurological disease often impacts daily function. Vision problems may be overlooked during initial evaluation as symptoms may not be present until days or even weeks following the incident. Therefore, visual deficits related to traumatic brain injury and other neurological disorders should be evaluated by a Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Optometrist, a doctor who has special expertise in the assessment and treatment of visual disturbances associated with damage to the central nervous system. -Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Association.
Dr. Heidi Johnson, OD, FCOVD is a Neuro-Developmental Optometrist specializing in problems of the visual brain including vision related learning problems (visual information processing/ perception), binocular dysfunction (double vision, eye turns, lazy eye) and rehabilitative vision therapy after brain injury (stroke, TBI). Dr. Johnson also provides primary eye care services for routine eye examination, glasses and contact lenses; diagnosis and treatment of ocular disease including cataract, glaucoma and macular degeneration as well as low vision and walk-in urgent eye care services. Dr. Johnson is a native of Negaunee, Michigan. She received her undergraduate degree from Northern Michigan University in 1986 and her Doctor of Optometry degree from the Michigan College of Optometry at Ferris State University in 1990. She completed her board certification in Vision Development and Vision Therapy in 2005 through the College of Optometrists in Vision Development (COVD). In 2014, Dr. Johnson achieved Board Certification and Diplomat status in the American Board of Optometry. She is a lifelong learner and participates in rigorous Continuing Education and Maintenance of Certification programs. Dr. Heidi Johnson opened her practice in Marquette in February of 1991. Her goal is to provide excellent personal eye care to the community she grew up in.
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