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: 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.

BLOG: Concussion coding doesn't have to give you a headache

May 10, 2019

by Denise Helle, CPOC Billing and coding is always a challenge, but optometrists new to the field of neuro-optometric rehabilitation can find it doubly so, because…

BLOG: Glasses can change how patients see, feel

April 26, 2019

by Deborah Zelinsky, OD, FNORA, FCOVD The eyes provide a direct connection to the brain — because the retina is made from brain tissue. When light…

BLOG: The order of things after concussion

April 12, 2019

by Patrick Quaid, MCOptom, FCOVD, PhD I believe that the difference between a good health care practitioner and an excellent one is that an excellent one knows when…