March Newsletter - Concussions: How Your Vision is Impacted
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Concussion: Parents Speak Out about the Visual Link to Recovery


Will Smith’s new movie Concussion is likely to make parents think twice about having their children involved in contact sports like football and soccer. But what about kids who have already suffered a concussion and are struggling to get back to learning? Parents of these children are stepping forward to share their experiences with the hope of helping others.

“Research has shown that approximately 70% of young athletes who suffer a concussion have eye coordination, focusing, and eye movement problems (1) . Yet most parents are left on their own choose a health care professional who can help their child correct these problems,” shares Dr. Kara Heying, OD, FCOVD, President of College of Optometrists in Vision Development.

Evyn of Tulsa, Oklahoma had struggled for two years after suffering a concussion at the age of 13, sustained while playing soccer. She saw twelve physicians and specialists, including her pediatrician, two ophthalmologists, a neuro-ophthalmologist, a neurologist, and a sports medicine doctor before an optometrist finally referred her to a developmental optometrist.

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“Visual pathways alone account for more than 50% of the brain’s pathways and, therefore, are commonly affected in concussion.” 
- Steve Devick, O.D.

Please join me Tuesday, March 15, 2016 for a FREE workshop to learn more about the important role vision rehabilitation plays in the entire post-concussion recovery process.
 

Concussions: How Your Vision is Impacted


Tuesday, March 15, 2016
6:30 pm-7:30 pm 


LEARN ABOUT:
  • Vision rehabilitation strategies for patients with visual problems from brain injury. 
  • How behavioral optometrists successfully treat these patients with special lenses, prisms, occlusion and vision therapy.
  • Visual related symptoms post-concussion including Blurred vision, Eye strain, Double vision, Headaches, Increased light sensitivity, Balance problems or dizziness, Difficulty reading, Visual processing difficulties
WHO SHOULD COME:  Health care professionals, therapists, coaches, trainers, educators, parents
 
SPEAKERLynn F. Hellerstein, O.D., FCOVD, FAAO 

WHERE: Hellerstein & Brenner Vision Center, P.C.
7400 E. Orchard Road, Suite 175-S
Greenwood Village, CO 80111 

This lecture is FREE and open to the public. Invite your colleagues. Call 303-850-9499 to reserve your place!
Hope to see you Tuesday! With love and gratitude,

Lynn Fishman Hellerstein, O.D., FCOVD, FAAO

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