Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Association

Enhancing Neurological Recovery Through Vision Rehabilitation

2019 Annual Conference Sponsors & Exhibitors

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.