Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Association

Enhancing Neurological Recovery Through Vision Rehabilitation

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Major League Soccer All-Star Alecko Eskandarian To Speak At 28th Annual Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Association Conference

Major League Soccer All-Star Alecko Eskandarian To Speak At 28th Annual Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Association Conference

Two-time Major League Soccer (MLS) All-Star Alecko Eskandarian will be the key-note speaker at the NORA 28th annual General Conference. Eskandarian, who now serves as Senior Manager, Player Relations and Competition for MLS, played in 125 games over the course of a seven-year MLS career in which he experienced four concussions. Since retiring in 2010, he has been sharing his story about his concussions and his struggles with treatment and rehabilitation, and he continues to be an advocate for greater concussion awareness education.

College of Optometrists in Vision Development & Neuro Optometric Rehabilitation Association Issue Joint Recommendation for Optometric Evaluation Following Brain Injury

MANALAPAN, NJ -- (February 19, 2019) -- -- The College of Optometrists in Vision Development (COVD) and the Neuro Optometric Rehabilitation Association™ (NORA), today, issued a joint call-to-action to all healthcare professionals to consider the need for medical and/or functional optometric rehabilitation services for patients who have suffered a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), such as a concussion, or due to a medical condition such as stroke, tumor, aneurism, meningitis and cerebral palsy, or other neurological insults.

Collaborative Care Neglected in New CDC Concussion Guidelines

While the new CDC guidelines for managing mild traumatic brain injury in children cite vestibular-oculomotor dysfunction as a part of concussion syndrome, the CDC failed to mention optometry’s role and those of many other integral health care providers that must be included in the comprehensive care of these vulnerable patients. NORA VP DeAnn Fitzgerald, OD and NORA Secretary/Treasurer Charles Shidlofsky, OD, FCOVD are among experts interviewed for this article, published in the January, 2019 issue of Primary Care Optometry News.

NORA and Concussion Legacy Foundation Offer New Educational Resource on Common Vision Problems & Symptoms Following a Concussion

MANALAPAN, NJ -- Following a concussion or other Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) there is often an interruption in communication between the eyes and the brain. Studies show that at least 50 percent of TBI patients suffer from visual dysfunctions, with one such study finding a 90 percent incidence of post-trauma visual complications, such as blurred vision, sensitivity to light, reading difficulty, headaches with visual tasks, and difficulties with eye movements.