Joint Call to Action For Patients and Providers!!
The College of Optometrists in Vision Development (COVD) and the Neuro Optometric Rehabilitation AssociationTM (NORA) have issued a joint statement to increase the awareness of the prevalence of visual dysfunctions noted after suffering a traumatic brain injury (TBI). You can find a link to the article here.
The statement emphasizes the need for interdisciplinary collaboration between professions, as the symptoms present after a TBI likely require multiple therapies to achieve rehabilitation. Optometry is crucial in this aspect as studies show that at least 50 percent of TBI patients suffer from visual dysfunctions. Common visual symptoms include blurred vision, motion sickness, sensitivity to light, reading difficulty, headaches with visual tasks, and difficulties with eye movements.
TBI can be caused by many things such as head injuries, whiplash, strokes, etc and symptoms can last for years. If you or anyone you know may be suffering from a TBI please don’t hesitate to call our office as an entry point into treatment! It’s never too late to seek treatment.
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