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: Vision therapy myth-busting

February 15, 2019

by Cathy Stern, OD, FCSO, FCOVD, FNORA The field of neuro-optometric rehabilitation and vision therapy is rapidly expanding in response to new diagnostic technology…

BLOG: What I wish my doctors knew

February 1, 2019

by Amy Zellmer When I fell on an icy driveway 5 years ago, my head hit the concrete and I blacked out for a short time. When I was able to get up, I knew something…

BLOG: Visual effects of stroke often undetected

January 18, 2019

by Jonathan Jenness, OD Every year, nearly 800,000 Americans suffer a stroke, according to the Internet Stroke Center. Strokes are a leading cause of death and…

BLOG: Improving peripheral vision could help prevent sports injuries

January 4, 2019

by Alex Andrich, OD, FCOVD During periods of stress, the sympathetic nervous system automatically narrows the range of perceptual inputs to emphasize central vision. …

BLOG: Why ‘minimal brain dysfunction’ is making a comeback

December 14, 2018

by Leonard J. Press, OD, FAAO, FCOVD In the 1960s and 1970s, the term “minimal brain dysfunction” was coined by psychiatrist Richard A. Gardner, MD, to…

BLOG: The importance of baseline concussion screenings

November 30, 2018

by Tanya Polec, OD, FCOVD Visual symptoms from a concussion can vary considerably from one case to the next and be difficult to describe (Patients often say…

BLOG: Six warning signs of neurological problems in infants

November 16, 2018

by Karen E. Love, OD One of the reasons eye exams are recommended for infants between 6 and 12 months old is that this is a time when babies’ interactions with…

BLOG: Concussion treatment: What works — and what doesn’t

November 2, 2018

by Vincent R. Vicci, OD, DPNAP, FNORA Dr. DeAnn Fitzgerald recently blogged about the visual and vestibular symptoms associated with concussion and how optometrists…

BLOG: What you need to know about the impact of concussions on visual function

October 19, 2018

by DeAnn Fitzgerald, OD Nearly everyone with a concussion or other traumatic brain injury — 90% to 100% — will have associated vision or oculomotor…

BLOG: It takes a village

October 5, 2018

by Shirley Ha, HBSc, OD, FCOVD In neuro-optometric rehabilitation we use a number of tools to address visual deficits that have occurred as a result of physical…