Parents Speak Out about the Visual Link to Recovery
March is Brain Injury Awareness Month and ahead of that we have a press release from the College of Optometrists in Vision Development.
The new movie, “Concussion,” has thrown into the spotlight the real risks of having a child in contact sports like soccer or football.
“Research has shown that approximately 70% of young athletes who suffer a concussion have eye coordination, focusing, and eye movement problems as a result. Yet most parents are left on their own to 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.
In this press release from COVD you will find two stories about sport-related head trauma and the vision therapy and developmental optometric services that helped these teens recover.
We want to educate all parents, healthcare and allied professionals about the visual rehabilitation that is available for recovery from a concussion or traumatic brain injury. There is hope and help available.
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