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.
Want to learn more about vision therapy? Vision therapy is a treatment for problems in the visual system, including:
– Lazy Eye
– Crossed Eyes
– Post Concussion Vision Problems
– Poor Focusing
– Learning-Related Vision Problems
We will be having a public info session on September 28 at 6:30pm at our Brooklin Vision Care (6 Roebuck St). Open to new patients, parents, teachers, physiotherapists, occupational therapist, and more – everyone is welcome!
Please contact Steph at (289) 240-6610 or firstname.lastname@example.org to register for a spot.
We’ve added an info page about vision problems from concussions!
We also have several blog posts about the topic (see related)
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!
Sending out a big CONGRATULATIONS to all our VT graduates over the last few months! All of your hard work and determination has paid off!
We are going to try to remember to update our blog a little more 🙂 Here’s a little bit about our two most recent graduates:
J came to us when his teacher noticed him skipping words when he was reading. His school performance was very good, but he often lost his place, got headaches, and felt tired after only 15 mins of reading. He was diagnosed with a tracking deficit, and started vision therapy. After about 2.5 months of weekly sessions, his mom noticed his reading is a lot more fluent, he no longer skips words, and he doesn’t get headaches or feel as tired when reading! Great job, J!
S came to the office with very bad visual symptoms after a concussion. He got headaches after 5-10 mins of reading, and couldn’t look at screens. He also felt like he couldn’t focus or concentrate. He felt dizzy when looking around. He needed to get reading glasses, and started vision therapy for his focusing skills. He can now read for about 1.5 hrs without symptoms (without his glasses!), and he can finally start slowly returning to work! We are happy for you, S!
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.”