The Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Association International is an interdisciplinary group of professionals dedicated to providing patients who have physical or cognitive disabilities as a result of an acquired brain injury with a complete ocular health evaluation and optimum visual rehabilitation education and services to improve their quality of life.

BLOG: An undiagnosed concussion is an untreated concussion

October 21, 2019

by Jeffrey J. Milroy, MPH, DrPH Although there are four million sport-related concussions reported annually, these likely represent only half the concussions…

BLOG: Five reasons OD students should consider neurorehab as a specialty

September 27, 2019

by Hannu Laukkanen, OD, MEd, FAAO, FCOVD-A This is an exciting time to be an optometry student — but also a stressful one, given the high academic standards…

BLOG: Dry eye and TBIs

September 6, 2019

by Michael S. Cooper, OD Dry eye may initially be pretty low on the list of medical concerns for patients recovering from traumatic brain injury, with much more…

BLOG: The OD belongs on the team

August 23, 2019

by Curtis R. Baxstrom, OD, FCOVD, FAAO, FNORA Patients who suffer a traumatic brain injury often have a team of rehabilitation professionals assisting in their…

BLOG: What others can learn from my career-ending concussions

August 15, 2019

by Alecko Eskandarian My first concussion happened during my very first Major League Soccer game. I have no memory of that game at all; an opposing player alerted…

BLOG: What does the neck have to do with vision?

July 26, 2019

by June Chiang, OD It might seem surprising that an optometrist is interested in the biomechanics of the neck, shoulders and cervical spine — but these can be…

BLOG: How cranial therapy can complement vision care after concussion

July 12, 2019

by Kyla Demers, BSc, CAT(C), DO As an athletic therapist and osteopath, I utilize manual therapy to improve the mobility of physical structures in order to improve…

BLOG: Brain injury can relaunch long-dormant ‘system codes’

June 28, 2019

by Patti Andrich, MA, OTR/L, COVT, CINPP, and Alex Andrich, OD, FCOVD When you were developing in your mother’s womb, you inherited several codes…

BLOG: Tackling CTE requires changes in how we think about football

June 7, 2019

by Robert Cantu, MD Chronic traumatic encephalopathy is a progressive, degenerative brain disease caused by repeated head impacts, such as those suffered by boxers…

BLOG: Let’s get rid of the pirate patch

May 24, 2019

by Cathy Stern, OD, FCSO, FCOVD, FNORA A common treatment for amblyopia or diplopia is to patch the stronger eye with a fully occlusive “pirate” patch.