Renee with a patient who is wearing the vestibular technology

What is Vestibular Technology?

We are committed to optimal vestibular rehabilitation and have invested in Insight Infrared Video Goggles from Vestibular First for use as a standard part of our vestibular exam.

 

What are Infrared Video Goggles?

Infrared video goggles sometimes referred to as “video Frenzel goggles”,  have been used in research and clinical practices since the 1970s to make an examination of a dizzy vestibular patient more effective by allowing a clinician to see eye movements that are often suppressed in a room light. The patient wearing the goggles only sees darkness.  This is also clinically known as visual fixation removed since the patient cannot see any object upon which they could fix their gaze.  At the same time, the infrared cameras inside the goggles (one in front of each eye) allow the clinician to view the patient’s eyes via a computer or laptop screen.

 

Our specialty-trained clinicians have experience treating patients with:

  • Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV)
  • Vestibular Neuritis or Labyrinthitis
  • Vestibular Migraine
  • Concussion
  • Meniere’s Disease
  • Acoustic Neuroma (pre and post-surgery)
  • Central Conditions (Vestibular Stroke, MS, etc.)
  • General Imbalance and Multifactorial Dizziness

 

Evidence-Based Practice

Clinicians who use infrared video goggles have been shown to visualize 100% of abnormal eye movements that provide critical information toward accurate diagnosis and treatment of vestibular patients, as compared to 33% of abnormal eye movements visualized with traditional thickened lens Frenzel glasses. (Baba et al., 2004).

 

Visit VestibularFirst.com/education to learn more about Vestibular First’s Insight Infrared Video Goggles.