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 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…

BLOG: Brain injury may affect sleep, fertility, digestion

March 29, 2019

by Paul Hrkal, ND Concussion is typically managed by a family doctor who recommends rest and limited screen time for a few days. If symptoms don’t resolve, the…

BLOG: Sports vision crossovers in new technology

March 15, 2019

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BLOG: New technology for concussion and visual function

March 1, 2019

by Charles Shidlofsky, OD, FCOVD We are fortunate that new technology is lowering the barriers to testing and treating patients with brain injuries and other visual…

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…