Concussion Management with Vision

Dr Lee recently completed the online course Concussion: prevention, detection and management (a collaboration between University of Calgary Faculty of Kinesiology and Université Laval Faculty of Medicine).

Concussion is such a complex injury and the recommendations and guidelines for best practice are still changing. There is so much to learn about how to address each patient’s individual needs.

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Convergence Insufficiency Can Cause Problems At School

On January 30, 2018, 3 members of the CW Tech Robotarians from Southern Michigan made a presentation to the Michigan Senate Health Subcommittee in support of Senate Bill 411. The purpose of the bill is to screen kids earlier and more frequently for vision problems which can affect reading and learning. There is an emphasis on not only eye health, but also visual functioning, and it specifically mentions accommodation (focusing skills), eye movement skills, and convergence! Kevin Skorupa, Steven Chapman and Jared Martin speak on behalf of Kevin’s brother, who suffered from convergence insufficiency up until he was in grade 12. He suffered from headaches and double vision, and this had significant emotional impact on him as he struggled in school. He was held back a grade when his parents and teachers could not identify the source of the problem, and he was often punished for not finishing his schoolwork, which resulted in him missing out on extracurricular activities and sports. Fortunately, his parents heard about Convergence Insufficiency and took him to a Developmental Optometrist, where he was treated with vision therapy. His headaches and double vision were eliminated, and he was able to make the honour roll at school!
In the video below, these bright, young men do a very good job of describing this condition and the impact it can have on a person’s life and family. Thank you for your hard work in bringing awareness to this type of vision problem!

Video: The VisionHelp Blog


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Vision Therapy Webinar

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.

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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.

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Eye Turn Fixed With Vision Therapy

We just had another Vision Therapy graduate!
B is a 7 year old girl who was referred to us due to esotropia of her left eye (inward eye turn) and double vision. Her parents noticed it fairly often, particularly when she was tired, and it was worse in photos when taken close up. She had already been wearing glasses for 3 years, and correction with prism lenses did not help. We started vision therapy, but she also had to start wearing bifocal glasses to help control the eye turn. B didn’t like this, but she wanted to try to make her eye straight. After 4 months of hard work in the office and at home, we were able to start reducing the bifocal power. We continued to see gradual changes over the following 2 months, and finally B no longer needed to wear the bifocal! In fact, she was able to keep her eye straight even without any glasses at all! She was very happy that she didn’t see double anymore, and that she was free to take off her glasses most of the time (though she kept them to wear in case her eyes became tired). Her mom was delighted that she is now more confident and doesn’t have to worry about people commenting about her eyes. B was such a pleasure to have in the office, and we’re going to miss her, but we’re so excited that she was able to reach her goals! Congratulations!! 🙂
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