Brain Injury

What are Visual Efficiency Problems?

by Russ Lazarus April 13, 2021

Did you know that visual dysfunction can dramatically reduce a person’s ability to learn or their productivity at work?  Poor visual skills can negatively impact […]

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Eyes and Obesity

by Russ Lazarus February 18, 2021

Obesity is a global medical epidemic, research clearly shows the direct correlation between obesity and eye diseases. Studies show that obesity increases the risk of […]

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BVD and Motion Sickness

by Russ Lazarus February 17, 2021

Binocular Vision Dysfunction (BVD) is a condition where the eyes are misaligned and the visual system struggles to send one clear image to the brain. […]

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What Are Eye Flashes?

by Russ Lazarus February 14, 2021

Have you ever been startled by the appearance of small flashes of light out of the corner of your eye? When eye flashes appear out […]

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Feeling Anxious? You May Have a Vision Problem

by Devora Kramer February 7, 2021

Anxiety disorders affect millions of people each year. But did you know that certain vision problems can actually trigger anxious thoughts and feelings? Binocular vision […]

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Tinted Lenses for Color Blindness

by Devora Kramer February 6, 2021

An estimated 1 in 12 men and 1 in 200 women has some degree of color blindness. Color blindness is not an actual blindness, but […]

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Stanford University: Concussions and Oculo-Motor Dysfunction

by Devora Kramer January 31, 2021

This month, a presentation was given by Dr. Jamshid Ghajar, MD, PhD, FACS at the Stanford Brain Performance Center (Department of Neurosurgery and Stanford Athletics), […]

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Are You Suffering From Post-Concussion Symptoms? 

by Devora Kramer January 26, 2021

Up to 90 percent of people experience post-concussion symptoms for many years… until they receive effective treatment from a neuro-optometrist.  Post traumatic vision syndrome (PTVS) […]

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Meniere’s Disease

by Devora Kramer January 23, 2021

Disclaimer: The information on this page includes a brief overview of Meniere’s disease, and is not intended to be a comprehensive guide to the causes, […]

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Sixth Nerve Palsy

by Devora Kramer January 23, 2021

What is sixth nerve palsy? Sixth nerve palsy, also called abducens nerve palsy, is a rare condition that occurs when the sixth cranial nerve, also […]

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Third Nerve Palsy

by Devora Kramer January 23, 2021

What is third nerve palsy? Third nerve palsy, also called oculomotor palsy, occurs when the third cranial nerve becomes injured or diseased. The third cranial […]

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Fourth Nerve Palsy

by Devora Kramer January 23, 2021

What is fourth nerve palsy? Fourth nerve palsy, also known as superior oblique palsy or trochlear nerve palsy, occurs when the fourth cranial nerve becomes […]

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What Is Neuroplasticity?

by Devora Kramer January 23, 2021

Neuroplasticity refers to the brain’s ability to change and adapt in response to new experiences. It was once thought that the nerve fibers in the […]

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Prism Lenses for Double Vision

by Devora Kramer January 20, 2021

Double vision is a relatively common problem, and is responsible for 850,000 visits to the doctor and hospital each year. Double vision, also known as […]

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Light: A Form of Therapy?

by Aaron Nichols January 4, 2021

Author: Dr. Aaron Nichols Excel Neuro-Optometric Clinic Light therapy is now being used as a treatment to help people regain their quality of life following […]

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Nystagmus

by Devora Kramer January 4, 2021

What is nystagmus? Nystagmus is an eye condition that causes repetitive involuntary eye movements. These movements can cause the eyes to move from side to […]

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Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation FAQs 

by Devora Kramer January 4, 2021

The following are the most frequently asked questions about neuro-optometric rehabilitation.  Q: What is neuro-optometric rehabilitation? A: Neuro-optometric rehabilitation is a customized treatment program designed […]

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Can a Stroke Cause Vision Problems? 

by Devora Kramer January 4, 2021

Approximately 60 percent of stroke patients develop some form of visual impairment. A stroke occurs when there is an interruption of blood flow to the […]

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What Is Post-Traumatic Vision Syndrome? 

by Devora Kramer January 4, 2021

Around 90 percent of concussions and traumatic brain injuries (TBI) result in some degree of visual dysfunction.  Post traumatic vision syndrome (PTVS) is the clinical […]

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How to Protect Yourself from a Brain Injury

by Russ Lazarus December 20, 2020

Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) can occur from an accident, trauma, or sudden blow to the head. While it isn’t always possible to avoid an accident, […]

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Traumatic Brain Injury and Neuro-Optometry 

by Russ Lazarus December 20, 2020

What is a neuro-optometrist? Neuro-optometrists diagnose and treat visual problems related to neurological conditions and traumatic brain injuries (TBI). Through rehabilitative treatment, neuro-optometrists retrain and […]

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Concussion and Vision

by Aaron Nichols September 16, 2020

Author: Dr. Aaron Nichols Excel Neuro-Optometric Clinic The term concussion has become increasingly popular in the last several decades. The research behind the causes and […]

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On the Long Road to Recovery: Motion Sickness and TBI

by Aaron Nichols September 15, 2020

Author: Dr. Aaron Nichols Excel Neuro-Optometric Clinic Do you experience motion sickness while driving a car or motorcycle, or riding as a passenger?  Motion sickness […]

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Lighting Up the Room: Light Sensitivity Post-TBI 

by Aaron Nichols September 15, 2020

Author: Dr. Aaron Nichols Excel Neuro-Optometric Clinic Are you experiencing light sensitivity since your traumatic brain injury? Following a traumatic brain injury (TBI) there are […]

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Ocular Oncology

by Russ Lazarus June 1, 2020

What is ocular oncology? Ocular oncology involves the diagnosis and treatment of all tumors that occur in or around the eye— tumors of the eyelid, […]

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Dry Eye

by Russ Lazarus June 1, 2020

Dry Eye Do all eye drops work the same way? How do meibomian glands cause dry eyes?   Are there natural ways to heal dry eye? […]

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Low Vision

by Russ Lazarus June 1, 2020

What is low vision? Low vision is diagnosed when vision cannot be fully corrected with glasses, contact lenses, or eye surgery— allowing you to participate […]

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Hypertropia or Hyperphoria?

by Russ Lazarus May 20, 2020

What is hypertropia? Hypertropia is a form of vertical strabismus (eye turn), or misalignment of the eyes that occurs when one eye turns upward. When […]

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A Guide to Children’s Eye Diseases

by Russ Lazarus May 12, 2020

A guide to the common childhood eye diseases Eye doctors recommend children have their first comprehensive eye exam from six months of age to ensure […]

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Neuro-Optometry

by Russ Lazarus May 12, 2020

Neuro-Optometry What is a traumatic brain injury (TBI)? How does a TBI affect vision?  Should everyone who has suffered a TBI see an eye doctor? […]

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Vision Therapy for Special Needs

by Russ Lazarus May 12, 2020

Vision Therapy for Special Needs How do vision problems impact daily life for children with special needs? Do children with special needs require special eye […]

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Vision Therapy for Lazy Eye

by Russ Lazarus May 12, 2020

Vision Therapy for Lazy Eye Are you concerned your child may have a lazy eye? Is your child accident prone or have poor eye-hand coordination […]

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Vision and Vestibular Dysfunction

by Russ Lazarus April 13, 2020

Do you often experience dizziness or feel as though the world is spinning around you (vertigo)? Do you experience motion sickness, or a persistent sense […]

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Vision Problems from a Brain Injury

by Russ Lazarus April 13, 2020

Can a brain injury cause vision problems? Any traumatic brain injury (TBI) can have significant visual consequences. During the initial treatment of a concussion or […]

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Vision Therapy for TBI Related Vision Conditions

by Russ Lazarus April 12, 2020

How does a TBI affect vision? Vision is the most important source of sensory information. Consisting of a sophisticated complex of subsystems, the visual process […]

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Common Vision Problems Associated With a Brain Injury 

by Russ Lazarus April 12, 2020

Over 10 million traumatic brain injuries (TBI) occur annually, worldwide. Approximately 2.8 million, close to 1 in 100, Americans suffer a form of TBI every […]

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Vision Therapy for Traumatic Brain Injuries: Success Stories

by Russ Lazarus April 12, 2020

Below are stories from children and adults who have suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI) and their experiences with Vision Therapy. *Names have been altered […]

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Post Trauma Vision Syndrome

by Russ Lazarus April 12, 2020

A Guide to Post Trauma Vision Syndrome Author: Dr. Allen Cohen OD, FCOVD Dr. Cohen is currently Clinical Professor of Optometry, SUNY State College of […]

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Vision, Dizziness and Imbalance 

by Russ Lazarus April 12, 2020

Many people experience dizziness or balance issues following a mild concussion or other traumatic brain injury (TBI). Dizziness or imbalance can be caused by a […]

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Vision and Brain Injuries

by Russ Lazarus April 12, 2020

Can the eyes and visual system be affected by a brain injury? Traumatic brain injury (TBI) can result in significant vision problems, unfortunately these often […]

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5 Essential Facts About Traumatic Brain Injuries

by Russ Lazarus April 12, 2020

Have you suffered a brain injury? Here are 5 facts that are essential to know: A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is an injury to the […]

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How Does a Traumatic Brain Injury Cause Vision Problems?

by Russ Lazarus April 12, 2020

Children’s vision problems from traumatic brain injuries  We often think of a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) affecting adults, however consider these facts: TBIs are the […]

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