The orthoptist team: specialists at your service
Our orthoptist team fully belongs to Dr Stéphanie Zwillinger’s COP9 team. Justine and Margot are healthcare professionals who work closely with our ophthalmologist Dr. Stéphanie Zwillinger for the management of visual disorders.
Dr. Stéphanie Zwillinger’s office also has reception staff who will be able to guide you, answer your questions and organize your consultation or surgery appointments.
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Their main missions
Vision specialists, our orthoptist team carries out a visual assessment and implements solutions to best meet the patient’s requests. Her work, associated with that of Dr. Stéphanie Zwillinger, allows optimal care for each patient.
Their main missions are:
- to evaluate ;
- to screen ;
- to treat ocular anomalies and pathologies affecting binocular vision, that is to say, the ability of both eyes to work together.
Our orthoptist team performs comprehensive vision, visual acuity and visual field examinations, using a variety of techniques and instruments to assess patients’ visual function.
Our orthoptist team may also work closely with our eye surgeon when surgery is necessary.
Justine and Margot can assess preoperative and post-operative vision, and help monitor intraocular implants, such as lens implants.
Our COP9 orthoptists also have an important role in the rehabilitation of patients suffering from low vision, that is to say reduced vision which cannot be corrected by traditional optical means. They help these patients maximize their remaining vision using appropriate tools and techniques.
The orthoptist team
An appropriate support needs to be established whenever a child has a disorder related to :
- oral or written language, such as dysphasia, dyslexia, dysorthography or dyspraxia (DYS);
- behavior, such as ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder);
- autism spectrum (ASD).
Among the professionals specialized in this field, our orthoptist team plays an essential role in this monitoring.
Our COP9 orthoptists are trained to diagnose and rehabilitate vision disorders in children with ADHD/DYS/ASD. They also work with teenagers and adults with similar difficulties.
The role of Justine and Margot is to support their patients in their learning and to help them overcome the various difficulties they encounter on a daily basis.
Orthoptic treatment often begins with a thorough visual and neurovisual assessment. This assessment makes it possible to identify disorders, analyze them and establish a precise diagnosis.
It is carried out by our orthoptist team who assesses the child’s :
This assessment may also call for additional tests carried out by a neuropediatrician in order to better identify the difficulties and understand their origin.
Once the diagnosis has been made, our orthoptist sets up rehabilitation adapted to the specific needs of the child. It seeks to improve the child’s skills, particularly in the case of writing and reading difficulties.
It is important to emphasize that each child is unique and that orthoptic care is adapted to each specific situation.
Our orthoptist team therefore supports the child in their visual and communication development, by offering them tools and methods to live better with their disorder on a daily basis.
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Neurovisual rehabilitation is a multidisciplinary approach used to intervene with people suffering from visual disorders of neurological origin.
These disorders may be related to:
- brain damage, such as head trauma, brain injury;
- a neurological pathology, such as epilepsy or multiple sclerosis.
The objectives of neurovisual rehabilitation
The goal of neurovisual rehabilitation is to improve patients’ visual abilities by working on different aspects of their visual functioning, such as:
- eye motor skills;
- visual-motor coordination;
- visual perception;
- understanding visual information.
To do so, a multidisciplinary team made up of speech therapists, orthoptists, ophthalmologists, neurologists, psychomotor therapists and other rehabilitation professionals collaborates to carry out in-depth neurovisual assessments.
With these assessments, it is possible to accurately diagnose visual disorders and implement appropriate interventions.
Neurovisual rehabilitation sessions in orthoptics
Our orthoptist team sets up visual stimulation sessions. These sessions aim to improve eye motor skills, visual-motor coordination and visual perception.
Our orthoptists Justine and Margot use specific exercises to train individuals’ visual abilities and help them better interpret visual information.
They can also offer accommodations adapted to patients’ difficulties, whether they are academic or professional.
It is important to emphasize that neurovisual rehabilitation is part of a global approach to treating people with visual and neurological disorders.
The benefits of orthoptics on neurovisual disorders
It is not only limited to correcting visual problems, but also aims to improve:
- learning abilities;
- cognitive functions;
- the daily functionality of individuals.
Neurovisual rehabilitation requires an individualized and tailor-made approach, based on the needs and abilities of each person.
Typical or atypical patients :
our orthoptist team is here for you !
Whether you are an adult overexposed to screens due to work, you experience visual fatigue and headaches, or one of your loved ones or children has specific orthoptic rehabilitation needs: our orthoptist team receives children and adults without age limits!
Don’t hesitate to meet them by making an appointment on our Doctolib.
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