Neuro-Optometry in Pittsfield

Neuro-Optometry in Pittsfield

Restoring Vision & Balance to Your Life

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Training the Eye-Brain Connection

  • Have you recently been diagnosed with a concussion or other brain injury?
  • Are you seeing double or having trouble reading?

The effects of a brain injury or neurological disorder on vision are often overlooked. These can cause a disruption between the eyes and the brain resulting in vision problems. These problems can range from double vision and blurriness to mobility and balance issues.

We at International Eyecare Center - Pittsfield help retrain the brain and eyes to work together so you can live your best life.

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Give Your Eyes the Care They Deserve

Neuro Optometry in Pittsfield

Our optometry practice in Pittsfield

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Hours
  • Monday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tuesday 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Wednesday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Thursday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Friday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
  • May. 27 Closed
Insurance Plans
  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • VSP
  • United Healthcare
  • Spectera
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Medicaid
  • MetLife
  • Blue Cross

4 Common Visual Symptoms of Brain Injury

  • Balance issues

    The vestibular system, which regulates your balance, is heavily connected to your visual system. Problems with one can often cause difficulties with the other.

  • Issues with visual tracking

    The eyes’ inability to move together in a continuous motion, to follow moving objects and to read fluently.

  • Double or blurry vision

    This may have to do with a number of issues, including the eye’s inability to converge together on a target image or point together in the same direction.

  • Headaches

    Issues with eye coordination and visual processing can cause the eyes and brain to become overworked, resulting in headaches.

Our Pittsfield neuro-optometrists will help retrain your eye-brain connection


What is Neuro Optometric Rehabilitation Therapy?

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Neuro-optometric rehabilitation therapy is a customized treatment regimen for those with visual deficits resulting from traumatic brain injuries (TBI), physical disabilities or other neurological issues, such as a stroke or Parkinson's Disease. The therapy applies the latest methods and treatments of neuro-plasticity and vision function to help patients develop or regain the essential visual skills necessary for learning and optimal daily function. 

An undiagnosed vision condition, or one resulting from a traumatic brain injury or neurological disease, can result in the following problems:

  • Double-vision
  • Blurred vision
  • Eye-teaming and eye-tracking problems 
  • Visual field loss
  • Extreme sensitivity to light (photophobia)
  • Eye focusing problems

As part of an interdisciplinary approach, neuro-optometric rehabilitation therapy targets the underlying cause of the symptoms listed above.

If you or a loved one is suffering from neurological disease or brain trauma visit International Eyecare Center - Pittsfield for a comprehensive eye exam and neuro-optometric solutions.

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- May. 01, 2024
Great people and service here. They really do want to help you.
- Mar. 05, 2024
Dr. Tim is fun
- Feb. 19, 2024
Dr Leahy is knowledgeable and efficient and experienced
- Dec. 26, 2023
Friendly and very fast
- Oct. 31, 2023
They are the best. Both staff and Dr. Leahy!!
- Jul. 19, 2023
Awesome staff and Dr. Leahy is the best!!
- Jul. 03, 2023
The receptionists are very friendly
- Jun. 28, 2023
Everyone was friendly and helpful. Dr. Leahy made me feel at ease and explained everything in an ea... sy to understand way!
- Aug. 23, 2022
I had a wonderful experience with Dr. Leahy and the staff. I would recommend everyone who hasn't see... n an eye doctor see Dr. Leahy.
- May. 07, 2021
I appreciated the sincere interest Dr. Leahy showed in my eye problem.
- Apr. 23, 2021
I’ve seen lots of eye doctors, but Dr. Leahy is the only one who has ever been able to get me seei... ng well. He explains what he is looking for and why certain things work and do not work in terms that a layperson can understand. He takes all the time he needs to get things right. It is really nice that we have someone who really excels at his profession in such a small town. After ten years living out of state with insurance that would not cover IEC, I finally decided it was worth it to pay out of pocket just to see Dr. Leahy—and see again!
- Jan. 20, 2021
Great place, listens to his patients and talks to you and not at you! Concerned about the health of ... your eyes and is very straightforward in determining what the best course of action is.
- Sep. 29, 2019
IEC is a wonderful place to go for an eye exam. From the time you are going through the process of ... preparing for your exam to the actual exam with Dr. Leahy you’re treated with excellent care.
- May. 26, 2019
Best place to go. Staff and doctor are always helpful and detailed. Always have an answer to my ques... tions.
- Apr. 09, 2019
All I can say is there wonderful! Dr. Timothy Leahy and his group are wonderful people! They are ver... y caring and have a lot of compassion for others, this is much more then a job to them it’s helping others get the best care they can offer so you can see your best and enjoy life to the fullest! Sincerely Marta Ashley
- Jan. 23, 2019
The personal at this office are great, but corporate sucks. If you have the wrong insurance you have... to wait a year for an appointment
- Jan. 14, 2019
This was the best service I have had in years.
- Dec. 13, 2018
All very friendly and helpful , in town locally for those who can't drive long distances

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Neuro-Optometry FAQs

Can a concussion affect my vision?

90% of patients with traumatic brain injuries (such as concussions) suffer visual symptoms. While not always noticeable, they can impact everyday tasks and activities. If you begin noticing changes in your vision following a concussion or other head trauma, contact International Eyecare Center - Pittsfield immediately.

Who can neuro-optometry help?

Neuro-optometry can help people dealing with visual issues linked to:

  • Autism
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Diabetic neuropathy
  • Concussion
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Cerebral palsy (CP)
  • Cerebral vascular accidents (CVA)
  • Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
What are common types of vision problems after TBI?
  • Blurred vision, especially with seeing up close. Double vision.
  • Problems with eye teaming. 
  • Decreased peripheral vision.
  • Visual problems that affect balance and cause motion sensitivity
  • Eye pain
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Double vision
Will I notice vision issues right after my concussion?

Not necessarily. Although symptoms can present themselves immediately following a brain injury, often they are only noticed weeks or months after the initial injury. This is especially true if the injury is severe, since you may have other serious and potentially life-threatening issues that require more urgent medical attention. In any case, the earlier you get neuro-optometric rehabilitation therapy, the better.


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Restore your vision and quality of life by visiting International Eyecare Center - Pittsfield in Pittsfield today.

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