Thank you Physiotherapy Associates of Port Perry for having me in yesterday to talk about vision problems after concussion! Loved meeting your team. Your vision plays such a huge role in your functioning…. when it’s not helping or doing its job, your vision will hinder you. These guys are really striving to find the best treatments to help their patients recover faster!
If you missed the Vision Therapy Info Session with Dr. Lee but would like to learn more about vision therapy, tune in tomorrow (Tuesday Oct 17) at 9am or 12pm EST for a webinar about vision therapy with Dr Ramesh.
A recording will be available if you cannot tune in at those times, but you must register.
Want to learn more about vision therapy? We will be having a public info session on September 28 at 6:30pm at our Brooklin Vision Care office. Open to new patients, parents, teachers, physiotherapists, occupational therapist, and more – everyone is welcome! We will be available from 6:30-8:00pm.
Please contact Stephanie at (289) 240-6610 or reception[at]brooklinvision.ca to register for a spot.
Met the team at CBI Health Centre – Durham today. They have a great group of physiotherapists, chiropractors, and occupational therapists armed to help you return to work and daily activities after a concussion, injury, or motor vehicle accident, etc. They truly want the best for their patients. Loved sharing ideas with them!
Dr. Lee was away from the office in Guelph this weekend to hear about new treatment options for vision problems due to concussions. It was such a treat to learn from the president of the Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Association (NORA), Dr. Curt Baxstrom. He consults at two rehabilitation hospitals in Seattle providing Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation services for patients with stroke, TBI and a wide array of other neurological conditions. What a wealth of knowledge and experience!
Vision problems after a concussion or traumatic brain injury can be devastating for a patient trying to return to school/work. Research has shown that approximately 70% of young athletes who suffer a concussion have eye coordination, focusing, and eye movement problems.
“The traditional vision approach still relies on the spontaneous recovery of double vision, patching, and using therapies to learn functional approaches around vision deficits, as opposed to treating the vision deficits. However, many optometrists across our nation are providing optometric vision therapy in addition to therapeutic lenses and prisms to help resolve visual deficits.”
If you missed her last week, that’s because Dr. Lee was out of the office for more continuing education on new treatment options for visual symptoms in patients with acquired brain injuries. She is always excited to hear about new research and bring back different ways to help our patients!
Ask for more information if you’re experiencing blurry vision, light sensitivity, difficulty concentrating, headaches, problems with reading, double vision, or other visual problems as a result of a motor vehicle accident or other head trauma.