Tag: brain injury

Working With Physiotherapists

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!

Vision Therapy Info Session

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.

New Treatments for Visual Problems From Concussions

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!


Concussion Recovery

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.”

Read More: Parents Speak Out About the Visual Link In Concussion Recovery

Treatment for Visual Symptoms after Acquired Brain Injury

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.