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: 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…

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…